Open Carried in Lynnwood twice over the past week, at Babies 'R Us. Shopping for myself I spent a while in theretrying to find what I wanted and even asked a manager for help tracking down details on a monitor. I returned a couple days later with friends and helped them register, so we probably spent over two hours in the store walking all over. No problems from staff or customers.
We ate at The Old Spaghetti Factory across the street later, and had a brief conversation with a woman in the waiting area:
"Not many folks pack a gun to a restaurant."I thought that was pretty neat. Anyway, during the meal I got up several times to take my kids to the bathroom and such, and I'm sure the front reception staff all noticed the pistol and didn't bother me about it, but our waiter must have never noticed. As I left out the front door he was saying his Thank Yous and Goodbyes, when suddenly mid-sentence he did a double-take, thencomposed himself andsmiled once more. The young kid looked like he'd never seen a real gun in his life. I found it amusing. Hopefully it will make a lasting impression on him that occasionally normal folks (who dine out with family and friends, and tip well) carry guns.
"No, there aren't very many of us."
"Lots of people have that Concealed Permit."
"Yeah, it is more common for people to conceal them."
"Is that even legal, wearing it like that?"
"Yes, in fact it's MORE legal. You only need the permit if you want to carry concealed."
"Ah. Old style."