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    New guy intro

    Hey all, Michigander transplant to the great Commonwealth of Virginia, by way of the Navy random dartboard-o-orders. Definitely not complaining, though, love it here so far, and it doesn't get much more 2A friendly than this. Was here for just about 9 months starting in 2013, was gone for 6 months on deployment and just returned about 3 weeks ago to my wife and newborn baby girl. Been on this site a good number of times, I believe the term is "lurking." Figured I should make an account and say hey. Great info here, and all seem like good people. I don't have a CHP, but am considering getting one. I have always open carried at and around my home, and just recently began doing so out on town, rather than leaving a useless paperweight in my truck. Anyway, I know you all probably don't care for a long story about me, just wanted to drop in and say hey, and that I love what you guys are doing and stand for!

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    Welcome aboard!

    Even if you are a transplant AND Navy at that. We accept all kinds and do our darned best not to tell too many squid jokes. (USAF, Army and Navy in my family).

    We have weekly Saturday morning breakfasts and monthly dinners here in Richmond. There is even a Pig Roast October 5th and you and the family are welcome, but others will tell you that.

    There is a great wealth of information here and a very diverse group. Please feel welcome at any of the events.

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    Welcome keep an eye open for oc get together events in the area.

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    Howdy BlueSquid, glad to have you and your family! I hope you enjoy your time in Virginia. Check out VCDL (Virginia Citizen's Defense League www.vcdl.org ) and join in on some local lunches and dinners as you see them posted here!

    * As a side note, my church has had a recent influx of Michiganders, some of whom I've found were active in firearm politics via MI Gun Owners before arriving here. It's a good reminder that some of us northern types (Ohio here) appreciate arms and our rights as well.

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    Welcome!

    Please let me know if I can assist with any firearms training / CHP needs.

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    I won't hold that fact that you're in the Navy against ya ... welcome to the board !

    Go USAF !

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    Welcome to the Commonwealth, sir! The pig roast would be a perfect opportunity to meet a bunch of us!

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    So in actuality you have no evidence that anything wrong took place, you only believe that it could be spun to appear wrong. But it hasn't been. The truth has a funny way of coming out with persistence, even if it was spun negatively the truth would find its way because these people will not accept less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by va_tazdad View Post
    Even if you are a transplant AND Navy at that. We accept all kinds and do our darned best not to tell too many squid jokes. (USAF, Army and Navy in my family).

    We have weekly Saturday morning breakfasts and monthly dinners here in Richmond. There is even a Pig Roast October 5th and you and the family are welcome, but others will tell you that.

    There is a great wealth of information here and a very diverse group. Please feel welcome at any of the events.
    1 - Greater Ricmond Sat. OC breakfasts - location generally announced on Friday.

    2 - Greater Ricmond OC dinner - 2nd Tuesday of each month, announced 10 - 14 days ahead.

    3 - Pig Roast, Oct 5th- It's free! Skidmark is saying "thank you" for the support during his tribulations w/Surry.
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?123996-I-need-a-head-count-on-who-wants-free-pulled-pork-and-other-tasty-stuff

    Point is to get out and mingle - a few hours of face time is worth more than months of on-line connections.
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    And yet another welcome to OCDO and the Commonwealth. As a former Marine* I want to thank you and all the other squids for ferrying us to places where we could blow up stuff and such like.

    As has been mentioned, look for the open carry events near you. The Tidewater folks seem to get together about once a quarter or when their memory of the last event has faded, whichever their therapists says is better.

    And yes, even as a squid you will be welcome to the pig roast Oct 5th. While an RSVP is not mandatory it will help with the planning. Just be sure to introduce yourself - or if willing to be disarmed show up in uniform so we will know it's you.

    stay safe.

    * - They told me to tell people i used to be one but am no longer one and will never again be allowed to be one. Made me happy when I heard it.
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    Ok, gonna try to respond to some of you guys. Sorry if I miss anyone, be sure to yell at me if I do and I'll remedy that. First, thanks all for the warm welcome, it's nice to find like-minded folks in the area. Michigan isn't exactly gun-unfriendly, but as much as I miss it, it's a far cry from Virginia. I'm certainly not an expert and I'll never claim to be, I will admit when I'm wrong and actively seek information from you folks, even if I'm just searching the forums and not making posts about it. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on the events board. As a matter of fact, the pig roast is what finally pushed me from anonymous onlooker to making an account and posting. When reading about it I was definitely interested in attending as long as my Navy schedule allows for it, which it should. I'm sorry I was unable to contribute to Skid's cause but I'd love to show my support still. My wife likes meeting new people, and it's always good to get the wee one out to socialize a bit. My wife and I are both closer to 30 than 20, and a little more mature (where it counts) than a lot of folks we know, so don't expect any problems from us at any meetups we make it out to. I don't mind the squid jokes, and I'm sure I've got a few to return as well :P Thank you for the offer ProShooter, I may just take you up on that. I'm not a SeaBee, but one of my high school friends is. I'm a conventional electrician's mate, it kinda sucks but hey that's the military for ya. Still, I'm glad I joined and have this experience, regardless of whether or not I make a career out of it. And you're welcome, Skid. It's nice when we're actually doing something other than cutting holes in the ocean and being overpaid janitors.

    So yeah, sorry if that block of text is annoying to read. Sometimes I ramble. Thanks again, folks! Look forward to meeting some of you at the roast!

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    I'll add one more welcome Squid!
    Looking forward to seeing you at the pig roast. Look for the fellow with the camera and pearl grips

    Skidmark....I didn't think there were any former Marine's. Young Marine's, Old Marine's but always a Marine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I'll add one more welcome Squid!
    Looking forward to seeing you at the pig roast. Look for the fellow with the camera and pearl grips

    Skidmark....I didn't think there were any former Marine's. Young Marine's, Old Marine's but always a Marine.
    Did the government disavow any knowledge of him and destroy all records or did Corps buy him a bottle of single malt scotch and a carton of cigarettes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I'll add one more welcome Squid!
    Looking forward to seeing you at the pig roast. Look for the fellow with the camera and pearl grips

    Skidmark....I didn't think there were any former Marine's. Young Marine's, Old Marine's but always a Marine.
    They told me that even if I wanted to reenlist I would not be allowed to, and that if the balloon ever went up again they would drag my 4-F WWII vet father back before calling me back, and that if I were to be called back it would only be to drop me on the other side. (And all that after they had involuntarily extending my active duty for 15 months and 8 days for the convenience of the government.)

    It's a mutual thing. I used to be one. I am no longer one. They don't want me to claim them and I don't care. (Now, as for why - all I can tell you without having someone come up behind you and kill you some dark night is that it has to do with why I will always be delayed on a background check. Somebody deep underground in some basement wants to know why anybody is asking about me.)

    stay safe.
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    No shame in a "researching" background check. I had to wait 6 days last time, hopefully next time will be quicker, but I'm not counting on it.

    They told me I *might* have the same digits as some wanted man or something. Load of BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator
    So in actuality you have no evidence that anything wrong took place, you only believe that it could be spun to appear wrong. But it hasn't been. The truth has a funny way of coming out with persistence, even if it was spun negatively the truth would find its way because these people will not accept less.
    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    The truth causes some people so much pain they can only respond with impotent laughable insults. Life must be rough for those people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Truth View Post
    No shame in a "researching" background check. I had to wait 6 days last time, hopefully next time will be quicker, but I'm not counting on it.

    They told me I *might* have the same digits as some wanted man or something. Load of BS.
    When did they start checking fingers?

    Next time try it without giving them your SSA number. It's not required.

    Or you could apply for a "I give up - gimme a special number" number.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueSquid View Post
    Hey all, Michigander transplant to the great Commonwealth of Virginia, by way of the Navy random dartboard-o-orders. Definitely not complaining, though, love it here so far, and it doesn't get much more 2A friendly than this. Was here for just about 9 months starting in 2013, was gone for 6 months on deployment and just returned about 3 weeks ago to my wife and newborn baby girl. Been on this site a good number of times, I believe the term is "lurking." Figured I should make an account and say hey. Great info here, and all seem like good people. I don't have a CHP, but am considering getting one. I have always open carried at and around my home, and just recently began doing so out on town, rather than leaving a useless paperweight in my truck. Anyway, I know you all probably don't care for a long story about me, just wanted to drop in and say hey, and that I love what you guys are doing and stand for!

    -BlueSquid
    Welcome aboard, BlueSquid! That same dart board is how we got here (twice, actually).

    Hope to see you at Skid's shindig.
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