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    Please tell us is of your open carry experience today.

    I personally open carry everyday in Alabama
    And have not once had a bad encounter.
    I'm from Florida for the past 13 years where as many
    Of you know isn't an open carry state and is very hot tryin
    Conceal your weapon especially when you have an outdoor type
    Job. Anyway I open carry 24 hours a day and go from Jasper to
    Montgomery in a complete circle thereof because of the type
    Of work I do (property preservation-home foreclosures) so I go
    Into a variety of towns, businesses and banks, restaurants and
    So forth and I was wondering what others were experiencing.
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    Been open carrying here in Montgomery for some time now and have had only one negative experience. Female manager kicked me out of Wal Mart on Atlanta Highway. District manager was contacted. Female manager no longer works there and district manager, when I encountered him several days later in the store, apologized profusely for the store manager's actions and attitude.

    Law enforcement here, county and city, are pretty well educated about open carry thanks to eye95.
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    Carried at the Morrow County Fair today where we had a problem with illegal signs. Thanks to BriKuz and MWSY, that is fixed, and so our day at the Fair was blissfully uneventful.

    Oh, wait, that was in Ohio! I miss Alabama, but Ohio is providing a new set of challenges. Fairborn, my new home, had some signs banning Firearms in the parks. A mention on OCDO and some emails, and the signs were fixed in 24 hours. I was bragging on that to someone in Central Park during a jazz festival. A lady tapped me on the shoulder and announced that she was the Director of Parks. She asked me that, if we were ever to do that to her again, to please not do it during her busy season. Kudos to her for rapid response.

    Keep up the good work in Alabama, and I will keep on keepin' on here in Ohio.

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    Please be sure to avoid this Montgomery Raceway gas station. And to always OC if you happen to be near it.

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    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    Carried at the Morrow County Fair today where we had a problem with illegal signs. Thanks to BriKuz and MWSY, that is fixed, and so our day at the Fair was blissfully uneventful.

    Oh, wait, that was in Ohio! I miss Alabama, but Ohio is providing a new set of challenges. Fairborn, my new home, had some signs banning Firearms in the parks. A mention on OCDO and some emails, and the signs were fixed in 24 hours. I was bragging on that to someone in Central Park during a jazz festival. A lady tapped me on the shoulder and announced that she was the Director of Parks. She asked me that, if we were ever to do that to her again, to please not do it during her busy season. Kudos to her for rapid response.

    Keep up the good work in Alabama, and I will keep on keepin' on here in Ohio.
    Your so right , Alabama is a great state to open carry in except for the car carry law. Oh well I do have my state infringement permission slip though. I never conceal carry anymore, that's such a headache.
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    First encounter with LEO

    My wife and I took a ride and stopped in a town called Warrior Alabama at a Citgo to get some fuel. went to the counter to pay when a Worrior PD came in. Now standing in line with officer behind me when he asked me "What do you do" as in am I a LEO or something, I answered that I am in homeforeclosure preservation. Then he made the statement that "The City of Warrior has a ordinance of Prohibitation on Open Carry". At that point I stated that Alabama has a State Pre-emption on firearms and the city is in violation of Alabama Law. He made a statement something in the effect that Warrior is NOT under States rule and whats the point if a city can't make it's own municipal laws.
    Anyway he told me just to cover it up and have a nice night because he wasn't going to arrest anybody for open carring but some officers will.
    The problem most of all with this was he was training a intern who was standing there listening to this cop and his lack of knowledge on the law of how knows what......You just can't fix stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick H View Post
    My wife and I took a ride and stopped in a town called Warrior Alabama at a Citgo to get some fuel. went to the counter to pay when a Worrior PD came in. Now standing in line with officer behind me when he asked me "What do you do" as in am I a LEO or something, I answered that I am in homeforeclosure preservation. Then he made the statement that "The City of Warrior has a ordinance of Prohibitation on Open Carry". At that point I stated that Alabama has a State Pre-emption on firearms and the city is in violation of Alabama Law. He made a statement something in the effect that Warrior is NOT under States rule and whats the point if a city can't make it's own municipal laws.
    Anyway he told me just to cover it up and have a nice night because he wasn't going to arrest anybody for open carring but some officers will.
    The problem most of all with this was he was training a intern who was standing there listening to this cop and his lack of knowledge on the law of how knows what......You just can't fix stupid.
    Time to call the Warrior Chief of Police. They, not you, are breaking the law.

    Good effort today! Carry on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick H View Post
    My wife and I took a ride and stopped in a town called Warrior Alabama at a Citgo to get some fuel. went to the counter to pay when a Worrior PD came in. Now standing in line with officer behind me when he asked me "What do you do" as in am I a LEO or something, I answered that I am in homeforeclosure preservation. Then he made the statement that "The City of Warrior has a ordinance of Prohibitation on Open Carry". At that point I stated that Alabama has a State Pre-emption on firearms and the city is in violation of Alabama Law. He made a statement something in the effect that Warrior is NOT under States rule and whats the point if a city can't make it's own municipal laws.
    Anyway he told me just to cover it up and have a nice night because he wasn't going to arrest anybody for open carring but some officers will.
    The problem most of all with this was he was training a intern who was standing there listening to this cop and his lack of knowledge on the law of how knows what......You just can't fix stupid.
    And you, because you chose not to summon a superior on the spot, allowed him and the trainee to maintain their ignorance.

    And YES, in this case you can fix stupid.

    As eye95 said, call the Chief and see what he has to say. If he tells you he will take care of it, tell him you would like a copy of the training materials that either a) were ignored, or b) don't currently exist, but clearly need to be created. Tell him you'd also like the documentation showing who attended the training. If he tells you "Bite me!", then it's time to get all your facts together, find out who the officers were whom you spoke with, and sign up to speak at the next city council meeting on the subject of Warrior's uninformed police department.

    One suggestion, and I mean this in a helpful way: if you're going to communicate by e-mail or letter to any party, make sure you check and double-check your spelling/grammar/punctuation. Your post has a number of such errors in it. Like it or not, your communications will carry more weight when the reader can't laugh or shake his head at glaring errors in your writings.

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    Carry everyday just about all day long. Work, shopping, etc. Never been stopped or even questioned. No reason for it either as I conduct myself lawfully, civilly, and politely representing open carriers well. Wish I had a colorful story to tell, but thankfully it's been very boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_B View Post
    Carry everyday just about all day long. Work, shopping, etc. Never been stopped or even questioned. No reason for it either as I conduct myself lawfully, civilly, and politely representing open carriers well...
    Oh, that's definitely good to know. If we just conduct ourselves lawfully, civilly and politely we'll have the same experience as you!

    What could EVER happen??
    Last edited by BB62; 10-16-2013 at 11:38 PM.

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    Open Carry In and Around Birmingham

    When I come home on leave from NC I open carry just like I always do. I particularly like to open carry in Birmingham where all of the liberal hippies like to congregate. I have had quite a few people come up to me and ask me if I was a policeman or something. Usually I tell them no I am a Marine and sometimes I just tell them no I am just a regular old civilian. Last time I was down I OC'ed at the Summit, Galleria, and a few other places. Also OC'ed at the Bass Pro in Leeds with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahabandit View Post
    When I come home on leave from NC I open carry just like I always do. I particularly like to open carry in Birmingham where all of the liberal hippies like to congregate. I have had quite a few people come up to me and ask me if I was a policeman or something. Usually I tell them no I am a Marine and sometimes I just tell them no I am just a regular old civilian. Last time I was down I OC'ed at the Summit, Galleria, and a few other places. Also OC'ed at the Bass Pro in Leeds with no problems.
    Marine, you had better never let this old retired Doggie Platoon Sergeant hear you say that. I'll make you think you are back at Parris Island in boot camp.

    Thanks, Marine, for your service. Carry on!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick H View Post
    ...Anyway he told me just to cover it up and have a nice night because he wasn't going to arrest anybody for openly carrying but some officers will...
    Welll.... Cops up in Warrior just be lettin' all sorts of criminals walk around, don' they?
    Here's a clue, although I'm sure you've already guessed...

    When a cop tells you "That's against the law, I'ma not gonna arrest ya, 'cause I'm such a nice guy, but some other cops aren't as nice as me and they'll throw ya' in the pokey..", there's better than even odds that the cop is blowin' smoke up your fourth point of contact.

    If I have heard that line of BS once, I've heard it a dozen times and each and every time the fine gentleman of the law was mistaken as to the fact of the law. They know it, I know it, and you know it.

    Anyone think he tells people, "It's against the law to rob a bank, but I need to get home to my steak dinner" or "Son, you can't be drivin' around with no tag on your truck, I'ma just gonna let it go this time but some other cop may give you a ticket for it"?
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    Section 11-45-1.1
    Subject matter of handguns reserved to State Legislature; power of municipality to adopt certain ordinances; concurrent jurisdiction of municipal courts with district courts.

    No incorporated municipality shall have the power to enact any ordinance, rule, or regulation which shall tax, restrict, prevent, or in any way affect the possession or ownership of handguns by the citizens of this state. The entire subject matter of handguns is reserved to the State Legislature[emphasis mine]. This section shall not be construed to limit or restrict the power of a municipality to adopt ordinances which make the violation of a state handgun law a violation of a municipal ordinance to the same extent as other state law violations, or to limit or restrict the power of a municipal court to exercise concurrent jurisdiction with the district court over violations of state handgun laws which may be prosecuted as breaches of a municipal ordinance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFCRetired View Post
    Marine, you had better never let this old retired Doggie Platoon Sergeant hear you say that. I'll make you think you are back at Parris Island in boot camp.

    Thanks, Marine, for your service. Carry on!!
    You know what I meant. LOL.

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