Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 28

Thread: good experience oc'ing in Cowboy state

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    , Colorado, USA
    Posts
    8

    Post imported post

    Weekend of June 16/17th, i oc'd my Glock 17 while doing a varmint hunting trip. I oc'd in Fort Bridger, Laramie, and Rock springs during my trip. Never got a second look, hassled, etc. Stopped in several rest stops on the highway, gas stations, and a few resturants. I'll definitly OC up there again. Only wish my home state ( CO ) was as accepting socially speaking of OC.

  2. #2
    Campaign Veteran Dutch Uncle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,715

    Post imported post

    I thought CO was generally OK with open carry. Judging from the posts by Standing Wolf, Denver and Boulder are the only really anti parts of the state. (too many PRCA expatriots) What experiences have you had in CO?

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Moscow, ID
    Posts
    218

    Post imported post

    As far as I know, you should never have problems here. We're pretty libertarian. A common bumper sticker here: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms? Where's the party?

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    , Colorado, USA
    Posts
    8

    Post imported post

    i've been too chicken to oc here in Colorado yet. I live in Fort Collins, and I've heard rumors that if someone calls the cops about you, you'll get hassled and possibly get a BS disturbing the peace charge. Since i hold a valid CO permit, I want to check with official sources before I risk it here.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    9

    Post imported post

    Two things:

    First: Godbless WY! The first time I ever OCed was in Worland. There was a pack of us, all OCing and we walk into this little family diner, all smiles and "g'day maam's" and there was not one word said to us. Great service and everyone was polite.

    Second (for The-Fly): Check out http://www.fundamentalsoffreedom.com...p?topic=1853.0, the guy who opened the thread (a good guy, met him not too long ago in worland) lives in CO and OC's everywhere he goes. He has gotten hassled and was brought up on a CC charge (they didn't like the gun, so they tried to nail him on the folder in his pocket). He successfully defended himself against the DA AND filed motions until they returned his knife to him, all this and he is under 24. Like I said, great guy.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Mebane, North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    342

    Post imported post

    I own a few acres of ranch land near Rock River (SE WY, about 70 miles NW of Laramie) where I hope to retire one day. I OC most of the time whenever I'm there. I have OC'ed in Laramie at Wal-Mart, Hardees, etc. as well as the rural areas between there and my land. God bless WY!

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    , Colorado, USA
    Posts
    8

    Post imported post

    zack, your link doesnt work

    But thats why i am afraid to OC here in CO.

  8. #8
    State Researcher
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    340

    Post imported post

    There is a price to pay for the freedoms we enjoy. I've OC'd a lot in the Boise area and have been hassled over the issue, as well as some friends. More often than not it's an uneventful day. Only a couple hasslings out of hundreds of OCs. Ultimatley you get a lecture, and you're released... sometimes 45 minutes later. I like the cliche phrase, "Use it or loose it."

    Idaho

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Converse County, Wyoming, USA
    Posts
    8

    Post imported post

    Zack- I'm guessing your link only works for FSW Forum Members, because it works fine for me.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Converse County, Wyoming, USA
    Posts
    8

    Post imported post

    45 minutes? Sounds like an unreasonable detainment. You might talk to someone well versed on the subject, because it seems like I've heard you can sue for five figures for this kind of violation of your civil rights.

  11. #11
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    4

    Post imported post

    Do you have to be 21 to open carry in all states that allow OC? I ask because I am turning 21 in less than a month and I am interested in carrying. Frankly, I do not want to get a permit. I refuse to give in like a little sheep. Until then though, can I carry openly being only 20? I think I know the answer but I was wondering what y'all think.

  12. #12
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Boone, NC, ,
    Posts
    81

    Post imported post

    As long as you can legally possess the handgun at 18 then I don't see why you couldn't openly carry it then too.

  13. #13
    Regular Member reefteach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    511

    Post imported post

    I am looking forward to open carry again Colorado. Here is alink to my trip:

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...arley+colorado



    OC has anomolous carry here in Ohio. In CO I knew to just stay away from the Boulder, and Denver areas. For some reason it felt better in CO than OH. Probably because of the relatively new preemption law a few years ago.



  14. #14
    Regular Member MamaLiberty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Newcastle, Wyoming, USA
    Posts
    885

    Post imported post

    The-Fly wrote:
    zack, your link doesnt work

    But thats why i am afraid to OC here in CO.
    Try this link: http://www.fundamentalsoffreedom.com/fswforum/index.php
    I suspect the link Zack gave requires registration to open.

    MamaLiberty
    I will not knowingly initiate force. I am a self owner.

    Let the record show that I did not consent to be governed. I did not consent to any constitution. I did not consent to any president. I did not consent to any law except the natural law of "mala en se." I did not consent to the police. Nor any tax. Nor any prohibition of anything. Nor any regulation or licensing of any kind.

  15. #15
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Richmond, Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    534

    Post imported post

    Dutch Uncle wrote:
    I thought CO was generally OK with open carry. Judging from the posts by Standing Wolf, Denver and Boulder are the only really anti parts of the state. (too many PRCA expatriots) What experiences have you had in CO?


    Uncle,

    Just been looking through some of the old posts, and the above caught my eye!

    I thought, "Why on earth is the Uncle bashing the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association?"I have meta fewof these guys, all staunch gun owners and very pro 2nd Amendment.

    Eventually, the penny dropped!

    Peoples Republicof California!

    I guess I am getting stupid in my old age, double nickel this year, but I LMAO once I realised my mistake!

    TrueBrit.

  16. #16
    Regular Member MamaLiberty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Newcastle, Wyoming, USA
    Posts
    885

    Post imported post

    Eventually, the penny dropped!

    Peoples Republicof California!
    If you'd ever lived in California, you wouldn't have considered any other meaning to this. Sigh...



    Thank God for Wyoming!! ML
    I will not knowingly initiate force. I am a self owner.

    Let the record show that I did not consent to be governed. I did not consent to any constitution. I did not consent to any president. I did not consent to any law except the natural law of "mala en se." I did not consent to the police. Nor any tax. Nor any prohibition of anything. Nor any regulation or licensing of any kind.

  17. #17
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Richmond, Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    534

    Post imported post

    MamaLiberty wrote:
    Eventually, the penny dropped!

    Peoples Republicof California!
    If you'd ever lived in California, you wouldn't have considered any other meaning to this. Sigh...



    Thank God for Wyoming!! ML

    Point well taken,Madam! I guess I am just too much of a rodeo fan! Lord save us all from themoonbats, liberals and freaks that would appear to have over-run this State!I like my New Kentucky Home just fine, but it would appear that Newcastle,WY, also has its attractions!

    TrueBrit.


  18. #18
    Regular Member Sig229's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    926

    Post imported post

    Hello all.
    I have lived in Colorado and Wyoming.
    I can give my experience with OC and compare the two states.

    OC in Colorado is a little tricky. Most LEO's know that its legal, some do not know about OC at all.

    I only had one bad experience with OC and that was in the town of Greeley.
    I was in a Safeway Market and one of the local cops pulled me to the side and asked if I were a LEO. I said no and told him about OC laws. He seemed like he was about to cuff me until I asked him to call an Officer I knew and ask him personally about it.

    He told me If I knew that LEO and the LEO friend of mine knew it was legal, he would take my word for it.

    I wouldn't dare OC in Denver or Boulder though. Even Ft. Collins I got some bad looks and questions.

    In WY I never had a problem.
    Although in Laramie you sometimes get some out of town students from states who dont know about OC and they seem to want to call the police.

    Just remember, you are legal when you OC in CO and WY. Always ALWAYS be polite no matter how nasty someone is about your OC, look for "No Guns Allowed" Signs and it doesn't help to look clean cut and professional looking.
    "Let your gun be your constant companion during your walks" ~Thomas Jefferson

  19. #19
    Regular Member MamaLiberty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Newcastle, Wyoming, USA
    Posts
    885

    Post imported post

    and it doesn't help to look clean cut and professional looking.
    Ah, I think you meant to say that it doesn't HURT to look clean cut...

    It sure doesn't, even in Wyoming. Of course, you can just imagine what some people think when they see an older lady carrying! I've certainly had some strange looks and comments.

    My favorite was from a lady stock clerk in the Spearfish, SD WalMart who asked me if this was a "real gun." When I answered affirmative and gave her my card, she said she did own guns and went shooting, but had never considered carrying one! I invited her to check into the Second Amendment Sisters and to think about it - how it might be important to our future as free men and women. She agreed to consider it.

    This kind of encounter is the most important result of my decision to open carry. There are thousands, or millions, of people who are NOT our enemies - yet... They simply have not been exposed to the truth or caused to think things through. They've been fed with the government and media nonsense all their lives and have no basis for an informed decision on much of anything.

    Let's do what we can to change that... one person at a time. MamaLiberty
    I will not knowingly initiate force. I am a self owner.

    Let the record show that I did not consent to be governed. I did not consent to any constitution. I did not consent to any president. I did not consent to any law except the natural law of "mala en se." I did not consent to the police. Nor any tax. Nor any prohibition of anything. Nor any regulation or licensing of any kind.

  20. #20
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    206

    Post imported post

    I'm proud to say that I had my first open carry experience yesterday in Riverton, Wy and again today in Lander, Wy. My family has a vacation home in Lander, and this is actually the first time I've been able to come out here (had it less than six months). I'm from Birmingham AL, where open carry will get you hassled or arrested, and it was great open carrying and knowing it's totally legal here in Wy. I open carried a Para Warthog yesterday, and today I have a Glock 20 with a backup magazine. The most I've gotten were about three long stares, but nothing more. I make sure to be extra nice and friendly, because I want to represent a positive image of open carry.

  21. #21
    Regular Member MamaLiberty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Newcastle, Wyoming, USA
    Posts
    885

    Post imported post

    That's great! Come visit our Free State Wyoming forum if you get a chance. Lots of like minded, good neighbors there. http://www.fundamentalsoffreedom.com/fswforum/index.php
    I will not knowingly initiate force. I am a self owner.

    Let the record show that I did not consent to be governed. I did not consent to any constitution. I did not consent to any president. I did not consent to any law except the natural law of "mala en se." I did not consent to the police. Nor any tax. Nor any prohibition of anything. Nor any regulation or licensing of any kind.

  22. #22
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    206

    Post imported post

    Thanks for the link, MamaLiberty. I've made a few posts on there, I'm on that board. I would also like to personally thank you for your contribution to open carry. You were instrumental in my decision to open carry. Even though I didn't see another person OC'ing in my time in Wyoming, I knew you were out and about this weekend with your nice .357 carried in an easily accessible location. It's great to see individuals of all age groups (I'm a young guy) exercise their rights, and I received a great reception from the owner of "The Good Place" gun store in Lander, Wy. I just got back tonight, and I already want to go back!
    Last edited by ParaWarthog; 01-17-2013 at 10:54 PM.

  23. #23
    Regular Member MamaLiberty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Newcastle, Wyoming, USA
    Posts
    885

    Post imported post

    ParaWarthog wrote:
    Thanks for the link, MamaLiberty. I've made a few posts on there, I'm RSC5555 on that board. I would also like to personally thank you for your contribution to open carry. You were instrumental in my decision to open carry. Even though I didn't see another person OC'ing in my time in Wyoming, I knew you were out and about this weekend with your nice .357 carried in an easily accessible location. It's great to see individuals of all age groups (I'm a young guy) exercise their rights, and I received a great reception from the owner of "The Good Place" gun store in Lander, Wy. I just got back tonight, and I already want to go back!
    Bless your heart! I hope someday you can join us for good. I know I'll never live anywhere else.

    Indeed I was out this weekend, made another trip to the SD WalMart. Not a peep out of anyone there, and didn't even get to hand out any of my cards!

    I also went to a picnic with about 10 other FSW folks. Many of us were carrying. I suspect we were in no danger of anyone attacking us either... for a number of reasons.

    If you ever come to the NE part of Wyoming, don't forget to stop in and visit MamaLiberty! PM from the FSW board for directions and a phone number.
    I will not knowingly initiate force. I am a self owner.

    Let the record show that I did not consent to be governed. I did not consent to any constitution. I did not consent to any president. I did not consent to any law except the natural law of "mala en se." I did not consent to the police. Nor any tax. Nor any prohibition of anything. Nor any regulation or licensing of any kind.

  24. #24
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    206

    Post imported post

    Thanks a lot, MamaLiberty. I would definitely like to vist the NE part, as I've never ventured up there.

    In other news, after OC'ing in the Cowboy State for a week, I just came home to AL to find that a young man was arrested at gun point by 10 officers for OC'ing in a Walmart. The sad part: OC is legal in Alabama. You can read about it in the Alabama section of this forum.

    All that to say: I really appreciate the freedoms afforded to Wy. residents and visitors alike.

  25. #25
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    6

    Post imported post

    I've OCed in Boulder plenty of times. Total negative experiences - 1. Total positive experiences - 1. Total non-issue experiences - plenty.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •