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    Be on the lookout for a unicorn in the Sterling/Leesburg/Berryville areas for a unicorn. Said unicorn was spotted OC'ing in a brick-over pizzaria called Emelio's on Shaw Rd in Sterling, VA. The unicorn was spotted dining with his family.

    Upon further investigation, it was determined that the unicorn owns a contracting business and is a member of multiple pro-rights groups, including VCDL, GOA, NRA, and others. Though said unicorn admits to being computer and internet illiterate, his wife researches and prints out all necessary articles for the unicorns consumption.

    We exchanged contact information for future shooting/socializing and encouraged him to attend a fwe VCDL meetings and OCDO events.

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    I don't know if a VCDL member qualifies as a true unicorn, but we'll let it slide if he's not an OCDO forum member, I guess.

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    VCDL members should qualify because not all VCDL members are on OCDO. I've met many VCDL members that did not read or post to OCDO. Not mention, this guy had never been to a VCDL meeting nor does he post to any 2A forums on the internet.

    One would expect most OC'ers to be a member of some pro-rights group at least.

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    vrwmiller wrote:
    One would expect most OC'ers to be a member of some pro-rights group at least.
    Around NOVA, maybe. But I've spoken to some older fellers from out in the mountains who said they carried open or concealed their whole lives and never even knew that CC was ever illegal. I remember one older guy from way out there somewhere, Roanoke maybe, who managed to make it to Annandale for a meeting and he told us that where he lived his whole life noone paid any attention to anti-gun laws, because the local sherrif knew everyone anyway. So while NOVA is the heart of Virginia gun rights activism, I think you may be more likely to spot a pure unicorn out in the country somewhere, where folks are less likely to feel like they need to be activists.

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    Around NOVA, maybe. But I've spoken to some older fellers from out in the mountains who said they carried open or concealed their whole lives and never even knew that CC was ever illegal. I remember one older guy from way out there somewhere, Roanoke maybe, who managed to make it to Annandale for a meeting and he told us that where he lived his whole life noone paid any attention to anti-gun laws, because the local sherrif knew everyone anyway. So while NOVA is the heart of Virginia gun rights activism, I think you may be more likely to spot a pure unicorn out in the country somewhere, where folks are less likely to feel like they need to be activists.
    Doesn't Berryville fit into this definition?

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    vrwmiller wrote:
    Doesn't Berryville fit into this definition?
    Not any more...
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." - George Washington

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    Bah! I beg to differ. I drove through Berryville last week. It still qualifies, IMO

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    The first time I ever saw anyhone OC in VA was almost 20 years ago, when on a trip to the western part of the state. We were at a little gas station/general store up in the mountains (somewhere near Christiansburg?) and a guy got out of his pickup to get gas. He was carrying a single-action revolver in a western rig. Christian Trejbal would have needed a change of shorts I guess, :shock: but no one there paid it any mind, and my wife and I just realized that's how folks do (did?) it out there. I explained it to my kids and they understood.

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    OC was not uncommon in NOVA until the mid 1960's when the area started to become more urban. By 1970 you could not find anyone around here OCing, but it was still common west of the first ridgeline, and over in the valley, as well as a lot of places downstate.

    I would agree that Berryville was one of those places a few years back, but it is really kind of yuppyville these days.

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    I was sitting down at a table eating lunch in uniform...

    You were walking towards your table and I spotted you were armed with a wheel gun.

    You looked in my direction and our eyes met.. We nodded at each other and gave salutations.

    I thought to myself... Is this Citizen???




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    Not a chance!

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    I was sitting down at a table eating lunch in uniform...

    You were walking towards your table and I spotted you were armed with a wheel gun.

    You looked in my direction and our eyes met.. We nodded at each other and gave salutations.

    I thought to myself... Is this Citizen???



    where is the red tag blowout sale?

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    KodiakISGOOD wrote:
    where is the red tag blowout sale?
    Too late.. sale is over.

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    KodiakISGOOD wrote:
    where is the red tag blowout sale?
    Too late.. sale is over.
    shucks....anything good?

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    I was sitting down at a table eating lunch in uniform...

    You were walking towards your table and I spotted you were armed with a wheel gun.

    You looked in my direction and our eyes met.. We nodded at each other and gave salutations.

    I thought to myself... Is this Citizen???



    This sounds like a "missed connection" from craigslist.org.

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    LEO 229 wrote:
    I was sitting down at a table eating lunch in uniform...

    You were walking towards your table and I spotted you were armed with a wheel gun.

    You looked in my direction and our eyes met.. We nodded at each other and gave salutations.

    I thought to myself... Is this Citizen???
    This sounds like a "missed connection" from craigslist.org.
    Ha!!

    I talked to the guy for a few minutes. He was from out-of-state... 80 years old too!!

    Nice 'ol dude.

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    ...I talked to the guy for a few minutes. He was from out-of-state... 80 years old too!!
    Did you ask him for ID?


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    ...I talked to the guy for a few minutes. He was from out-of-state... 80 years old too!!
    Did you ask him for ID?
    I tried to work it in the conversation... but when he declined my request to run the SN of his gun or permit me to disarm him.. I figured I would not be getting his ID either.

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    I tried to work it in the conversation...* but when he declined my request to run the SN of his gun or permit me to disarm him.. I figured I would not be getting his ID either.
    That's not funny... well maybe... > )
    -Unrequited

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    LEO229 has spotted a textbook definition unicorn, with proof even.
    Edit to add: Definitely not someone I recognize from here or VCDL.

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    Ok, I missed the terminology post...

    Unicorn? :P
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    AbNo wrote:
    Ok, I missed the terminology post...

    Unicorn? :P
    Just an unaffiliated (non-activist) civilian open carrier.
    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...hlight=unicorn

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    Danky.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    longwatch wrote:
    LEO229 has spotted a textbook definition unicorn, with proof even.
    Edit to add: Definitely not someone I recognize from here or VCDL.
    Yaa!!!!!

    Hehad a shirt on that said something about Proud to bean American.

    Tags were from South Carolina and never knew or I would have asked him why he was in the area. I recall he said something about getting a job as parking enforcement for a department in the middle of the state.

    He said he worked all his life and at 80 years of age.. was not going to stop. Also remarked that he packs a gunbecause he sometimes carries allot of cash.


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    Let me say this. I am convinced there are as many, if not more "Unicorns" then there are 'us'. I see and/or they tell me they OC, oh, about 10 people a month.
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