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    Unicorn!

    Been a long, long time since I've seen a Unicorn(open carrier) in the wild. But today I was walking in downtown Seattle and saw an older African American man and noticed what looked like a holster and then noticed the gun. I didn't have time to stop and chat but I smiled and gave him a thumbs up and said "Open Carry!", and he said "Yeah, open carry".

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    Hopefully it was the gentleman who was harassed for walking with a golf club.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I've seen atleast 4 in the past few weeks.

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    For some reason, when I'm out & about, I've never seen any unicorns Even being a frequent visitor to Sportsman's Warehouse in Kennewick.

    Only OCers I see it seems is LEOs.

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    I bet some of these are not unicorns at all. I for example was spotted on a bus going from Everett to Marysville and someone thought I was one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriona View Post
    I bet some of these are not unicorns at all. I for example was spotted on a bus going from Everett to Marysville and someone thought I was one.
    It was the single horn coming out of your forehead.......
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    A unicorn is someone who discovers on his own that OC is not illegal and just decides to start OCing. No media reports. No OCDO. Etc.

    In the early days of OCDO it was judged that independent OC was about as likely as a unicorn, thus the name.

    A unicorn is not just any OCer the witness does not know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnrobitaille View Post
    For some reason, when I'm out & about, I've never seen any unicorns Even being a frequent visitor to Sportsman's Warehouse in Kennewick.

    Only OCers I see it seems is LEOs.
    I have seen 5 or 6 people OCing in the last month or so in and around Spokane, I had not seen another OCer in 6 months or so.
    Throw me to the wolves and I will come back leading the pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    A unicorn is someone who discovers on his own that OC is not illegal and just decides to start OCing. No media reports. No OCDO. Etc.

    In the early days of OCDO it was judged that independent OC was about as likely as a unicorn, thus the name.

    A unicorn is not just any OCer the witness does not know.
    But that is not how it's used now. Even slang words will evolve over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriona View Post
    But that is not how it's used now. Even slang words will evolve over time.
    Yes it is still used like that.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I had a chance to talk with a unicorn for about an hour a few weeks ago.
    He had never heard of OCDO, nor our "mission" to normalize OC.

    I suggested that he may find a wealth of good information on OCDO,
    and support for OC in general.

    He indicated that he would check it out.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. -Citizen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriona View Post
    But that is not how it's used now..
    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Yes it is still used like that.
    What SVG has said is correct. Because a term is used incorrectly, it does not require the definition to be changed to make its usage correct.

    If this was exercised unilaterally a large number of our problems would correct themselves.
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    While working in North Bend I had seen plenty of "Unicorns."
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    I have about 1 a day come into autozone on pac hwy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogodawgs View Post
    I have about 1 a day come into autozone on pac hwy...
    That is awesome.
    Throw me to the wolves and I will come back leading the pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Hayes View Post
    That is awesome.
    It really is, because for the most part they are not people I recognize, nor do they recognize me from the OC world. Sometimes I hand out I love guns and coffee stickers and that is what they recognize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    A unicorn is someone who discovers on his own that OC is not illegal and just decides to start OCing. No media reports. No OCDO. Etc.

    In the early days of OCDO it was judged that independent OC was about as likely as a unicorn, thus the name.

    A unicorn is not just any OCer the witness does not know.
    Indeed back in the days before dirt was fully perfected, I found myself as a lone unicorn before discovering OCDO back in May 2006.

    A unicorn is an OCer neither known to the viewer nor a registered user/member on OCDO.
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    I am not a Unicorn but I am a Walrus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMJ 911 View Post
    I am not a Unicorn but I am a Walrus!
    Goo goo g'joob!
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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