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    Virginia members missing in action - haven't heard from them in a long time.

    Generally we know when someone moves away. This thread is dedicated to those with whom we used to converse, but have been absent for some time. Please feel free to add/post the user name of anyone that you have noticed as 'missing in action".

    Of course the main goal is to determine what has happened to our ol' friends.

    Where are these users/members who used to post on the Open Carry - Richmond thread?

    sultan62
    Last posted 02-24-2012

    simmonsjoe

    Last posted 03-20-2011

    sitedzn
    Last posted, 03-02-2010, was working at Lowes and joining Chesterfield PD

    possumboy

    Last posted 07-15-2011

    Icetera
    Last posted, 04-04-2010, used to see him almost every Sunday at wafflehouse at Broad near Glenside.
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    I can't speak for others but I don't personally post as much as I used to because it seems there are people who post whatever they want and then censor other people's posts because they aren't directly about Virginia or open carry.

    The page has become too censored and sterile. Facebook seems to do just as well without as much of the chest thumping and censorship.

    That and there isn't as much going on on a state level as there has been in the years past. But that is a good thing I suppose.

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    I also think more could be done beyond dinners at diners to make ourselves visible, create curiosity and recruit new people to open carry and ultimately the site. I don't see as many newbies asking questions as there once was. Of course when they do they are often told to do a search using the annoying search function. That doesn't help much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richarcm View Post
    I can't speak for others but I don't personally post as much as I used to because it seems there are people who post whatever they want and then censor other people's posts because they aren't directly about Virginia or open carry.

    Those are the rules that have been in effect since OCDO was first launched.

    The page has become too censored and sterile. Facebook seems to do just as well without as much of the chest thumping and censorship.

    OCDO is the public image and always desires to maintain the high road.

    That and there isn't as much going on on a state level as there has been in the years past. But that is a good thing I suppose.
    Still a lot to be done and problems to fix. We can't become complacent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richarcm View Post
    I also think more could be done beyond dinners at diners to make ourselves visible, create curiosity and recruit new people to open carry and ultimately the site. I don't see as many newbies asking questions as there once was. Of course when they do they are often told to do a search using the annoying search function. That doesn't help much.
    A lot more is being done other than breakfast and dinners. We attend BoS meetings, town hall forums, lobby at the GA, and recruit/recruit/recruit. Ocers are high profile emissaries. Our numbers are growing noticeably.

    All of that, including my response here, is off-topic for the thread though as the intent is to find out where "they" went, what happened to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richarcm View Post
    I also think more could be done beyond dinners at diners to make ourselves visible
    Adopt a section of highway near you and pick up litter 4 times a year.. we do in Sterling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    A lot more is being done other than breakfast and dinners. We attend BoS meetings, town hall forums, lobby at the GA, and recruit/recruit/recruit. Ocers are high profile emissaries. Our numbers are growing noticeably..
    Not off topic Grape. I have been involved with community service for as long as I can remember. OCers that are involved in the Community, the people that are visible to the Community, are the emissaries you speak of. Just going to a coffee shop once a week with a few friends is getting the message (Freedom) out there, but the people that get involved in the Community make a much larger footprint. Being involved in the Community will encourage new recruits to the OC world and keep them interested enough to stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Generally we know when someone moves away. This thread is dedicated to those with whom we used to converse, but have been absent for some time. Please feel free to add/post the user name of anyone that you have noticed as 'missing in action".

    Way too many to even begin, all the ones I know haven't moved away, they still oc they just don't visit OCDO or just don't post when they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    Not off topic Grape. I have been involved with community service for as long as I can remember. OCers that are involved in the Community, the people that are visible to the Community, are the emissaries you speak of. Just going to a coffee shop once a week with a few friends is getting the message (Freedom) out there, but the people that get involved in the Community make a much larger footprint. Being involved in the Community will encourage new recruits to the OC world and keep them interested enough to stay.
    Not off topic for the forum, but decidely off topic for this thread.

    Community service has nothing to do with updating the status of missing contacts - the OP of this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Not off topic for the forum, but decidely off topic for this thread.

    Community service has nothing to do with updating the status of missing contacts - the OP of this thread.
    Sorry if this looks like a thread hijack Grape, I know this thread is about finding friends and not about why we seem to be losing friends/steam. I just thought that this was an opportunity for some VA Forum self examination.


    I don't come here nearly as often as I did in the past. Why? I'm not sure but here are some of my reasons:

    1) Maybe it is because OC is not as big an issue as it used to be (and this is good!)

    2) Maybe it is because I am sick of debating with others over the merit of P4P, and other "inside the gun rights fence" issues.

    3) May be it is because the forum used to be alot more fun when Hank and LEO 229 spun us all up.

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    also been wondering what happened to Longwatch and Tomahawk. I miss their posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    also been wondering what happened to Longwatch and Tomahawk. I miss their posts.
    Both of them were on my mental list also. Longwatch used to work for a gun shop and was a moderator too, I believe.

    Heard that Tomahawk was still in NoVa as of about a year ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richarcm View Post
    I also think more could be done beyond dinners at diners to make ourselves visible, create curiosity and recruit new people to open carry and ultimately the site. I don't see as many newbies asking questions as there once was. Of course when they do they are often told to do a search using the annoying search function. That doesn't help much.
    Please let me know what is standing in the way of you doing something (anything) to make this sort of thing happen.

    There is no hierarchy here, nobody is "in charge" of approving any/all meet&greet or other OC-related events.

    Here's a random thought for you - the Richmond Marathon is Saturday, April 13. OC while you are standing on the sidewalk cheering on the runners. Bring all your friends with oC'd guns, too. Make up a sign or three saying something (anything) about OCers support runners. Go check the on-line registration list the night before, pick a random runner, and make up a sign supporting them ("Go John Doe - Open Carry gun owners are all for you"?)

    Go get a few of your OC friends and go mow the lawn for some senior citizen.

    If you need any more ideas I'm going to start charging for the time my brain is used - should be a fairly low fee.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Please let me know what is standing in the way of you doing something (anything) to make this sort of thing happen.

    There is no hierarchy here, nobody is "in charge" of approving any/all meet&greet or other OC-related events.

    Here's a random thought for you - the Richmond Marathon is Saturday, April 13. OC while you are standing on the sidewalk cheering on the runners. Bring all your friends with oC'd guns, too. Make up a sign or three saying something (anything) about OCers support runners. Go check the on-line registration list the night before, pick a random runner, and make up a sign supporting them ("Go John Doe - Open Carry gun owners are all for you"?)

    Go get a few of your OC friends and go mow the lawn for some senior citizen.

    If you need any more ideas I'm going to start charging for the time my brain is used - should be a fairly low fee.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    also been wondering what happened to Longwatch and Tomahawk. I miss their posts.
    And, I hope Danbus got his issues straighted out and is doing well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post
    And, I hope Danbus got his issues straighted out and is doing well.
    Several other user/members were keeping in touch with Dan off-line - understand that he was considering military service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2a4all View Post
    Skid is a senior citizen
    Get on my lawn?

    Somehow does not have the same ring to it as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ6uvviKOgI .

    Besides, I'd probably sit by the back door cleaning my shotgun while they mowed - it might scare them and cause them to miss a spot. Then I'd become the shame of the neighborhood for having such a crappy lawn. (You have to know my neighborhood to understand that. Grapeshot might be willing to explain, but then he'd have to explain why he broke up with Shaniquatonda.)

    stay safe.
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    Forgot about unrequited too.

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    Unrequited is around... I'll be drinking beers /w him in about 2 hours.

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    Anyone heard from MSC 45ACP. I haven't seen him on here in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanB View Post
    Unrequited is around... I'll be drinking beers /w him in about 2 hours.
    Still around! Drinking w/him and hit up the random VCDL meeting every now and then.
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    Glad to hear from y'all, Ian and Unrequited!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf_shadow View Post
    Anyone heard from MSC 45ACP. I haven't seen him on here in a while.
    He doesn't seem to post as often as he once did. I saw Mike and one of his lovely daughters not too long ago - at the York County rally to support the young man that was fired from AutoZone for getting his gun from his parked vehicle to stop a robbery where he worked.
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    Longwatch still works at the same gun shop.
    BobCav hasn't posted in a few months but we communicate regularly.

    Tricorn was very active and then just sorta dropped off. Guess I'll have to stop by the Log Cabin in Stafford and see if he's been in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundar View Post

    3) May be it is because the forum used to be alot more fun when Hank and LEO 229 spun us all up.
    Pluezzze Thundar. That's like saying Jock Itch is a healthy form of exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    He doesn't seem to post as often as he once did. I saw Mike and one of his lovely daughters not too long ago - at the York County rally to support the young man that was fired from AutoZone for getting his gun from his parked vehicle to stop a robbery where he worked.
    Glad you posted that Grape!
    I've been concerned about him for a while now.

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