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    New OCer from Dumfries VA

    Hello to all fellow OCers,

    My name is Adam just bought my SIG P250 and OC'ed for the first time last weekend.

    Got a bunch of dirty looks from others shopping in Target
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamk911 View Post
    Hello to all fellow OCers,

    My name is Adam just bought my SIG P250 and OC'ed for the first time last weekend.

    Got a bunch of dirty looks from others shopping in Target
    Welcome to OCDO Adam.

    Most have never gotten a dirty look while OCing in Target, Walmart, or a majority of other places for that matter.

    The way has been paved for you
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    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Second the welcome.

    Remember you are the Good GuyTM they will all come running to, looking for someone to save them, when things go all pear-shaped.

    Smile. Nod. Like Caesar Milan says, "No talk, no touch, no eye contact." Don't want to give them an excuse. (Speaking of which, do you have a digital voice recorder? Usually record a day's worth of nothing, but when it comes to he said/she said the recording can be priceless.)

    You are closer to NOVA but Richmond has regularly-scheduled OC get-togethers. Breakfast just about every Saturday morning, and dinner the 2nd Tuesday of every month. The welcome mat is always out.

    stay safe.

    PS - Almost forgot! Have you joined VCDL www.vcdl.org yet? Or at least signed up for the VA-ALERT newsletter?
    "He'll regret it to his dying day....if ever he lives that long."----The Quiet Man

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    Let me add my welcome from north of you. And second the recommendation to investigate joining VCDL.

    Law-abiding and polite. If the population has no more impression of us than that, we're well ahead of the game. Though I guess I must admit there are some to whom I am barely civil, rather than truly polite, but they've earned it <grin>.

    I haven't been in to a Target since they politely requested my gun stay away - if they don't want my gun, they don't want me - but I know there are plenty of others who believe differently. More power to you for carrying, and for carrying proudly!
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    What everyone said and welcome to Constutional carry Virginia style. Some of the dirty looks may be in your imignation. ..many are uncomfortable the first few times they oc.

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    Now peter you know I am not allowed to post http://www.texasguntalk.com/forums/t...mart-walk.html - which OCers do without covering up.

    Maybe you could go up there and sort of mentor him for an afternoon? With your big guns* I'm pretty sure few if any would notice him.

    stay safe.

    * - It's an insider joke. peter is known for saying "Big Guns Save Lives" while he is carrying around something that looks like it ought to be crew-served.
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    Adamk911,

    It is terrific to have another member from Northern Va. join the forum. Stay active. And welcome.

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    Thank you all for the Welcomes.

    I will attempt to join in on one of the Saturday breakfasts sometime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arma1911 View Post
    Adamk911,

    It is terrific to have another member from Northern Va. join the forum. Stay active. And welcome.
    There are lots of us here in NOVA that OC everyday. It seems to me, either nobody is noticing as much anymore or they do not care.

    My newest place to OC is Old Virginia Tobacco Co. at Seven Corners. Either they do not mind or have not taken notice. And I am usually there for a few hours enjoying a "fatty"!

    Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamk911 View Post
    Thank you all for the Welcomes.

    I will attempt to join in on one of the Saturday breakfasts sometime soon.
    It's nice to see more "North of the Ni" OCers coming out of the woodwork.

    stay safe.
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    I was recently on a spinoff *CDL facebook page in NOVA that had more than a few OC dislikes. Kinda funny since it's an OC page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I was recently on a spinoff *CDL facebook page in NOVA that had more than a few OC dislikes. Kinda funny since it's an OC page.
    How is he, anyhow?

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    How is he, anyhow?

    stay safe.
    Little or no change!

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    Welcome to the site, Adam. There's plenty to learn here!

    Maybe we'll meet at one of the monthly OC dinners. The breakfasts are usually right after my bed time. Haha.
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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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    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
    Welcome to the site, Adam. There's plenty to learn here!

    Maybe we'll meet at one of the monthly OC dinners. The breakfasts are usually right after my bed time. Haha.
    That's interesting whereas I miss most of the monthly dinners because they are while I am sleeping. I have no problem staying up for breakfast, but getting out of bed 3 hours early just wipes me out for the Mid shift.

    Please join us at either so we can extend the welcomes in person.

    ;>)

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