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    Hello all,

    I have been lurking for a while and have decided to join.

    Im a military officer in the area and have been here for one year. My wife and I live in Everett with our newborn little girl.

    Currently I only Conceal carry because any attention I bring upon myself or my servicecan result in undue punishment at work regardless if any laws were broken.

    However I open carry while hiking in the Mt Pilchuck area to ensure that I am fully comfortable.

    I have a few questions I willask in a seperate post.

    I look forward to more discussion and hopefully making it to a meeting soon.



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    WELCOME!!

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    chevy-time wrote:
    Im a military officer in the area and have been here for one year. . . . Currently I only Conceal carry because any attention I bring upon myself or my servicecan result in undue punishment at work regardless if any laws were broken.
    Well, just don't break any laws then

    A photo of me OCing was published in the Washington Post while I was on active duty - a very popular topic at work it was!

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    chevy-time wrote:
    Hello all,

    I have been lurking for a while and have decided to join.

    Im a military officer in the area and have been here for one year. My wife and I live in Everett with our newborn little girl.

    Currently I only Conceal carry because any attention I bring upon myself or my servicecan result in undue punishment at work regardless if any laws were broken.

    However I open carry while hiking in the Mt Pilchuck area to ensure that I am fully comfortable.

    I have a few questions I willask in a seperate post.

    I look forward to more discussion and hopefully making it to a meeting soon.

    Chevy, welcome to the forum. I live south of you in Lynnwood. I've never been in the service so there may be something I've missed. I would check your orders and see if there are any regulations against carry by you off post. I know in Alaska they had a military commander up there banning concealed carry by soldiers, but I don't think open carry was prohibited.

    If there are no rules, and you're not wearing your uniform while open carrying, I don't see how you could get in trouble, but that's just me.

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    It wouldn't suprise me if they deem it to be conduct unbecoming of an officer.

    Since the UCMJ is what he has to abide by, and I don't know what it says about that, it wouldn't suprise me if he could get in trouble for it. I know the UCMJ has some very archaic and rediculous codes in it so I guess it would be prudent to discuss it with a military lawyer and see if it is buried somewhere.
    "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

    "though I walk through the valley in the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for I know that you are by my side" Glock 23:40

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    I am an active duty officer as well, and I consider myself very fortunate to have a unit commander who is very supportive of firearms. He is a lifetime member of the NRA and when I was in his office just recently regarding some shooting talk, he informed me that he was in the process of prosecuting a junior enlisted soldier who was caught transporting a loaded, unregistered handgun on the installation. While neither of us support the mandatory registration of firearms on the installation, or the laws that prohibit loaded firearms on an installation, he unfortunately has to do what is required.

    This is one case of the ridiculous laws that permeate our world of firearm fearing citizens. The fact that active duty personnel, people of the profession ofarms, trainedin theuse of firearms,with fairly easy access to FULLY-AUTOMATIC firearms and almost endless ammunition, cannot lawfully carry apersonnally owned firearm to and from work. Very, very, sad.

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    Welcome to OpenCarry! I think you'll find plenty of friendly people here and I hope you enjoy your time! Looking forward to meeting you at one of our get-togethers!

    Thanks!
    Greg

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