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    My wife and I just got our first pistols. Unfortunately we cant carry open or concealed in MD. I do know you can open carry easily in VA. Are there any open carry groups that get together in VA that arent too far from MD?

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    Welcome Haroon!

    You are looking for The Virginia Citizens Defense League (vcdl.org)

    Next meeting in Annandale, VA this Thursday (Mar 15) at 7:30 PM

    PM me if you are unfamiliar with Northern VA and want directions to the meeting or just feel uncomfortable open carrying in general. I live in Annandale and would be happy to meet you somewhere (in Annandale) to take you to the meeting place which is a police station (while open carrying).

    Meeting location:
    Mason District Governmental Center
    6507 Columbia Pike
    Annandale, VA 22003





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    Haroon, Well this IS the place to find open carriers. We, open carriers, do get together for dinner about once a month in the Northern VA area. Keep an eye on this forum. You can also apply for a non resident Concealed Handgun Permit through the VA State Police.

    Welcome to OCDO!!!
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    Welcome Haroon! Gotta get you away from the "Dark Side" and over here into Free America!

    I'd bring my wife to this Thursday's meeting, but she has a test in the hospital that morning, so I'm not sure if I'll even be there.

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    I find it curious that Maryland calls itself the "Free State" considering the socialistic politics of the government there . Sic Semper Tyrannus !

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    casullshooter wrote:
    I find it curious that Maryland calls itself the "Free State" considering the socialistic politics of the government there . Sic Semper Tyrannus !
    There are several legends as too how it aquired the nickname of the Free State.

    1. In an editorial against prohibtion the editor referred to MD as The Free State, saying it would secede before it would prohibit the sale of alcohol.

    2. The first Free State slaves would come to while escaping from the South.

    3. Free from religious persecution, many Virginians, I think Puritans, moved to Maryland to escape religious persecution.

    I think it is probably #1 but 2 and 3 sound like a better/PC thing to teach kids.

    The only thing free about Maryland now is, you are still free to leave, which I did.
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    VAopencarry wrote:
    casullshooter wrote:
    I find it curious that Maryland calls itself the "Free State" considering the socialistic politics of the government there . Sic Semper Tyrannus !
    There are several legends as too how it aquired the nickname of the Free State.

    1. In an editorial against prohibtion the editor referred to MD as The Free State, saying it would secede before it would prohibit the sale of alcohol.

    2. The first Free State slaves would come to while escaping from the South.

    3. Free from religious persecution, many Virginians, I think Puritans, moved to Maryland to escape religious persecution.

    I think it is probably #1 but 2 and 3 sound like a better/PC thing to teach kids.

    The only thing free about Maryland now is, you are still free to leave, which I did.
    Yeah I left Maryland too .. haha my Dad always called people from there "Fairies" bc they live in "Mary-land" (I wasnt born in MD, why I find this quite funny)

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    I am planning to be at the VCDL meet this Thursday

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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    Welcome Haroon!

    You are looking for The Virginia Citizens Defense League (vcdl.org)

    Next meeting in Annandale, VA this Thursday (Mar 15) at 7:30 PM

    PM me if you are unfamiliar with Northern VA and want directions to the meeting or just feel uncomfortable open carrying in general. I live in Annandale and would be happy to meet you somewhere (in Annandale) to take you to the meeting place which is a police station (while open carrying).

    Meeting location:
    Mason District Governmental Center
    6507 Columbia Pike
    Annandale, VA 22003



    Can babies be brought to these meetings? I only ask because I just had mine and not sure if I would be able to find someone to watch him ...


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    MarinesWife wrote:
    Can babies be brought to these meetings? I only ask because I just had mine and not sure if I would be able to find someone to watch him ...
    One husband and wife brought their three kids (littlest still in a carrier) to the last meeting. No VCDLer raised any fuss. The FCPD volunteer(??) watching the police desk asked that we not congregate with children in the community center's lobby since "the police may need to bring a prisoner into that area."
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    Okay, thank you

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    rlh2005 wrote:
    MarinesWife wrote:
    Can babies be brought to these meetings? I only ask because I just had mine and not sure if I would be able to find someone to watch him ...
    One husband and wife brought their three kids (littlest still in a carrier) to the last meeting. No VCDLer raised any fuss. The FCPD volunteer(??) watching the police desk asked that we not congregate with children in the community center's lobby since "the police may need to bring a prisoner into that area."
    If they thought it was dangerous to be in the lobby why do they have chairs there?





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    MarinesWife wrote:
    Can babies be brought to these meetings? I only ask because I just had mine and not sure if I would be able to find someone to watch him ...
    Bring him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you get tired of holding him, I'll take a turn <grin>.

    He'll be very welcome.
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    longwatch wrote:
    If they thought it was dangerous to be in the lobby why do they have chairs there?
    Yeah, those of us there at the time thought it was BS.
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    Hahaha, like VCDL members' kids would be in danger when nearly everybody attending would be carrying. A perp wouldn't make it 2 steps toward a kid before he'd be on the floor.

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    VCDL is made up of a lot of family oriented people. See you tomorrow.

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