Had a Chat With Columbus Finest While OCing ...
and it was a non-event. I normally CC, but yesterday at the 2A rally at the statehouse, I OCed. I figured it really helped make the point at least as well as carrying a sign. A few of us talked with the local cops as they were making their rounds. They mentioned how frequently they are busy at rallies but ours was kind of boring. There were no arrests or other LEO events at the rally.
Initially, there were probably 15-20 cops hanging around, but this dwindled pretty quickly to 4-5. The paddy wagon stayed for the duration, but I suspect this is SOP for all rallies.
I have OCed at training events, but this was my first time in public. I don't normally OC because my local department is hostile to it and it is simply not worth the hassle. Our CLEO is on record that regardless of the law, his department will detain OCers until they prove they are not a threat.