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Thread: Negative OC Experiences in AZ?

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    It seems like most of the board's activity occurs on the VA page. Does anyone have any negative OC experiences in AZ? Being a Gold Star OC state, I wouldn't expect many but I'm sure some have had run ins with folks visiting from anti-gun states or anti-gun business owners. Just want to initiate a discussion.
    I have not had any negative experiences myself yet in the Phoenix area, other than curious glances from younger people.

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    I get some looks when I OC in say Sedona. But then again Sedona has been taken over by the nuts from CA and the East Cost. Guess with them it is to be expected

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    The ONLY negative encounter I've had was open carrying in theSams Club in Bullhead City. I open carried several times in there but one day as I was leaving I was standing by the exit door grinding some coffee beans when I noticed this sheepish little door-monitor employee give me a scared look and dart behind some stacked merchandise with his walkie talkie to his ear. Moments later the store manager approached me and informed me that Sams had a "store policy" against open carrying. I tried to politely engage him in a conversation about this - stating he had no posted sign to that effect, etc. but he insisted it was a "new" policy because it "scared" people. As I was leaving he sarcastically stated - "but I can't do anything about it if you carry concealed in here." To this day there is still no sign.Neither do they provide an area to check your weapons as the law states they should if they deny OC'ing.I alerted the AZCDL.


    I spent the next week making phone calls to various district offices and got the royal run around. My conclusion was that the manager was just being a jerk and had his own hang-up about open carry in his store.

    Bullhead City is also being inundated with "foreigners" from California which dilutes out the AZ population.

    It's too bad, really. I carry open in Bullhead all the time - and have never encountered any other negativity.

    Gary


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    Hey Arizonatexan

    i think i have written about my neg story before...but will tell it again anyways....about a year ago i was shopping in wally-world....when a middle aged lady behind the jewerly counter turned to me a said.."you cant carry that gun in here!.. it's against the law to carry a gun in Wal-Mart.......she asked me questions about my gun and how could i open carry?....I said ma'am...you must be from out of state?...well yes i am...im from LA-CA...and we sure cant carry in that state...i was polite and chalm...and then said...welcome to Arizona...and you can open carry almost anywhere you like...except fed-govt-buildings....or NOGUNS, posted stores...(very few here in AZ)....she just looked at me for a few sec's......gave me a huge smileand said...BOY!! is my husband going to love this state!!!....he thought you couldnt carry here either!....we just moved from CA a couple of months ago..he's been wanting to carryhis gun alllll his life...lol



    my little story from a NEG encounter to good one with changing a CA'er to open carry in AZ..lol


    John in AZ
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    Howdy John! I sure wish all the "negative" encounter stories turned out like your's did!

    I was leaving Wally World one evening, walking to my Jeep and I noticed a lady grab her two kids and pull them, cowering beside their car. Yep! You guessed it! California license plate!

    I just tipped my cowboy hat and kept walking.

    Nice shot at the range BTW.

    Gary



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    Thanks Gary.....old bowling pins have a second life here in Sierra Vista...lol...i used those suckers for about 9 months....when i got them from some army guys, they had a truck load of them!....i thought,.... ok..these things wont last the day...boy was i wrong!.....those suckers are hard!....so hard in fact...one of the other guys was shooting 9MM also like i was....and it bounced back at him and got him just under the knee....it drew blood!...but didnt enter....my S&W 6" 629-1 .44 magnum even has trouble going thru!...thats some good HARDWOOD........John in AZ
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