Welcome to the club, eh?
Thread: Springs Newbie
Hello Open Carry Colorado. I've been lurking in the shadows for a while here, but decided to step on out and introduce myself, being as how I see such a fine and literate bunch of folks hanging out here. I've been a Colorado Springs resident for the last ten years or so, after doing a tour in Japan in the US Navy. Have been working in one of the ER's in town since I got out (you've got a 50/50 chance guessing that one!), and have noticed that things don't really seem to be getting better around here do they? Grew up in a gun family, so I decided recently to purchase a Colt 1911 Officers, which hasn't left my side since, save for at work, which is indeed "protected" by a metal detector. (insert as much Sarcasm as is needed to digest that last one....)
Have been OC'ing around Colorado Springs for the past few months, never had a problem with anyone stopping me. The most attention I got was from a couple of maybe 10-12 year old boys at the 8th St. Wal Mart. They ran to tell their parents, who had a slew of other kids piled in the cart and hanging on for dear life. They didn't pay me much attention. I plan on getting my CC at some point, but don't really spend time in placed where OC isn't really okay. I'm prepared to interact with anyone should they do approach me, much credit being due to the information I have garnered from the members here on this site. So in that vein, I thank you all.
See you in there.
Welcome to the club, eh?
One day your life is going to flash before your eyes, make it worth watching.
Glad you decided to join this here herd. I just got myself a nice little 1911, and shot it last night. Felt terrific.
Anyhow, hope to see you at a meet and greet. Hopefully there will be one within a couple of weeks. Maybe I'll just go ahead and plan to host one and see if anybody turns up! LOL!
Welcome again, and carry on!
Maybe look into violent crime rates in States allow Open Carry vs states that do not. (Illinois)
Too, I think that each individual needs to assess their own personal needs as far as defense is concerned, and then become reliable and trustworthy operators of whichever mechanism they choose.
working the night shift at the busiest ER in the state, that it's not getting any better out there. I know there are other statistics that show that home invasions and bank robberies are on the rise,Thanks. Fun hearsay: I heard that the reason bank robberies are on the rise is that the BGs have figured out that it has the same penalty as 7-11 stickups but with lower risk and higher payoff.The 2011 murder rate in Colorado Springs was the highest it's been in decades, if not ever. Great reason to carry!
Seems to be getting a little weird out there, ya know?
Now folks are trying to rob 7-Elevens with a potato! A freakin' 'tator! Weird happenings, lol.
Last edited by Brown Sound; 05-25-2012 at 08:08 PM.
Nah. Way too corny. Then again, it would be an interesting story!