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I took my daughter to the ball park today so she could play at the playground with her friends.
A guy walks up with his children, OCing a full size 1911 in a sherpa. As he played with his daughter,
pushing her on the swing and catching her as she'd come down the slide, I sat back and watched everyone else to see their reaction.
What I saw was.....nothing. Not a single reaction. No one grabbed their kids and took off running. No one made any snide comments.
No one gave any ugly looks. Some of the other parents were speaking with the guy like we wasn't carrying at all.
In fact, the only person that said anything about it was my daughter, "Daddy, what kind of gun is that? Is it a Glock?"
I just laughed and said "No baby, it's a 1911." (I have a Glock, so that's all she knows. Oh, and she knows AR-15's and AK's too)
I see OC pretty often in Louisiana, but mostly just walking by someone in a store or on the street.
This just made me think of some of the stories I read on some of these forums around the interwebz about anti-gunnners in different parts of the country.
It reminded me of how much I love living in a gun friendly state.
I've complained about and wanted to move away from Louisiana for other reasons (mostly heat and humidity:85:), but this made me feel good about where I live.

Oh, and as a side note. No BG's ran up and snatched the guys gun. :smile:
 

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Remember you are in Louisiana a very friendly gun state, I would think that the reaction you saw would be almost common. I live in Tennessee and folks come into my retail work place all the time carrying and nothing is ever said. Now if you were in a liberal state somebody would say something I would bet.
 

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Yep, been all over the world and there is no place like our section of the US; we are lucky that we didn't have to move here to be happy.
 

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This is how it should be. Nobody gets upset or scared; no MWAG calls; and no CC'ers mumbling "I don't know why people OC."

I find dressing a 1911 in a Sherpa rather offensive, though.
 

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No MWAG calls, no women and children running, screaming for their lives, and no BG snatching the gun?

LIAR!

Everything on the internet says it has to happen.
 

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I had similar thoughts. The poor Sherpa must feel like a goat off a mountain in Louisiana, too...
Fixed it for ya.

Isn't stuffing a 1911 in a Sherpa illegal even in Louisiana?
 

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There is a reverse side to the OC makes you a target in a crowd thinking and Im not a regular OC guy just try to cover all the bases. If I were in a gun friendly enough place to see one guy ocing in a park with other folks around Id probably be wondering just how many CCers there were lurking about to put a hole in my head before I could deal with the OC guy or just after. Which would probably convince me to head for greener less lethal looking pastures:blink:
 

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I started OCing last summer and now that the weather is starting to warm up a bit I'll start OCing again. Not all the time, but when to mood strikes me. I haven't had any bad interactions from it so far. Of course I do live in a pretty good state (except for Manchin and Rockefeller, both of whom will be out of office after their current terms if I have anything to say about it).

Edit: Let's not turn this into an OC vs CC thread. There are advantages/disadvantages to both. Carry however you wish, as long as it's legal.
 

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In fact, the only person that said anything about it was my daughter, "Daddy, what kind of gun is that? Is it a Glock?"

I just laughed and said "No baby, it's a 1911."
That'd make me smile, too.

Gotta love gun-friendly states and communities where folks have their heads screwed on straight, and where children are raised right. :yup:
 

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I live in Virginia and was talking with my brother in Ohio about open carry. He says, sure it's legal but you will get arrested for inciting a panic. My response , of course was uh, no. He says so you see people walking around oc'ing? I said sure. He was shocked. When we talked more about the differences, he couldn't believe and had to google Va gun laws. My favorite part was when he said "oh wow, YOU ARE RIGHT"
 

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It seems so strange to me that because i live in Maryland we are punished.............. And if you live in another state that is gun friendly you have your Freedom , We are one nation and we should live under one set of LAWS for the USA. This would work in so many ways. Enjoy the freedoms you enjoy in LA.
 

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I took my daughter to the ball park today so she could play at the playground with her friends.
A guy walks up with his children, OCing a full size 1911 in a sherpa. As he played with his daughter,
pushing her on the swing and catching her as she'd come down the slide, I sat back and watched everyone else to see their reaction.
What I saw was.....nothing. Not a single reaction. No one grabbed their kids and took off running. No one made any snide comments.
No one gave any ugly looks. Some of the other parents were speaking with the guy like we wasn't carrying at all.
In fact, the only person that said anything about it was my daughter, "Daddy, what kind of gun is that? Is it a Glock?"
I just laughed and said "No baby, it's a 1911." (I have a Glock, so that's all she knows. Oh, and she knows AR-15's and AK's too)
I see OC pretty often in Louisiana, but mostly just walking by someone in a store or on the street.
This just made me think of some of the stories I read on some of these forums around the interwebz about anti-gunnners in different parts of the country.
It reminded me of how much I love living in a gun friendly state.
I've complained about and wanted to move away from Louisiana for other reasons (mostly heat and humidity:85:), but this made me feel good about where I live.

Oh, and as a side note. No BG's ran up and snatched the guys gun. :smile:
You definitely need to up your SA. You missed all the BG's that were just waiting for the right moment to grab his gun and shoot him with it!
 

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I don't mumble about it. I do try to think like the enemy though. OC lets me know who I'd shoot in the back of the head first were I a bad guy with bad intentions. :firedevil:
Oh, paleeeeze.
 

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It seems so strange to me that because i live in Maryland we are punished.............. And if you live in another state that is gun friendly you have your Freedom , We are one nation and we should live under one set of LAWS for the USA. This would work in so many ways. Enjoy the freedoms you enjoy in LA.

I often think about how an invisible line can make such a difference. On one side doing something is considered normal and if you step across the line you could be a felon and in prison for doing exactly the same thing. Unfortunately if the laws were the same throughout the USA, we might not like the results because the least free areas often have the highest population numbers.
 
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