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    I have an idea for an October OCDO event!

    Anyone want toattend a police station open house? I'm seriously thinking about attending the W. Springfield event next month (Sat Oct 13th). The event runs from 1000-1500. VCDL isconsidering speaking at the Alexandria City Council meeting that morning, so we could meet in Alexandria, attend the hearing, grab a bite to eat somewhere afterwards, and then head to the police station. This webpage has the details, clicking on the W. Springfield event pulls up a pdf flier with more information. Sone of the cool things I noticed that's sure to please both LEO 229 and Citizen... PONY RIDES!

    But seriously, I badly want someone to take a pic of me standing with Mcgruff the crime dog while OC'ing. Anyone want to go?



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    You know, this might be a really good opportunity to let police see that armed citizens can go about life without getting into shootouts over parking spaces.

    Other citizens attending will be able to see the same thing; and see the police not getting excited by the presence of armed citizens.


    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

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    Interesting idea NS. If I'm employed by then I'll have to make an effort to join you.

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    Citizen wrote:
    You know, this might be a really good opportunity to let police see that armed citizens can go about life without getting into shootouts over parking spaces.

    Other citizens attending will be able to see the same thing; and see the police not getting excited by the presence of armed citizens.

    Sounds good but I can't help thinking what really is on your mind is PONY RIDES!!!!
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

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    VAopencarry wrote:
    Citizen wrote:
    You know, this might be a really good opportunity to let police see that armed citizens can go about life without getting into shootouts over parking spaces.

    Other citizens attending will be able to see the same thing; and see the police not getting excited by the presence of armed citizens.

    Sounds good but I can't help thinking what really is on your mind is PONY RIDES!!!!
    Yeah, you got me there.

    Maybe I'll buy some cowboy gear and an Ruger Vaquero before I go.

    (Oh, crud. I shouldn't have said that. Now, Tomahawk is gonna come along with another Village People picture. I just know it.)
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Citizen wrote:
    VAopencarry wrote:
    Citizen wrote:
    You know, this might be a really good opportunity to let police see that armed citizens can go about life without getting into shootouts over parking spaces.

    Other citizens attending will be able to see the same thing; and see the police not getting excited by the presence of armed citizens.

    Sounds good but I can't help thinking what really is on your mind is PONY RIDES!!!!
    Yeah, you got me there.

    Maybe I'll buy some cowboy gear and an Ruger Vaquero before I go.

    (Oh, crud. I shouldn't have said that. Now, Tomahawk is gonna come along with another Village People picture. I just know it.)
    Nah, I'll take it easy:

    Just don't shoot your eye out, kid.

    Anyone wonder if McGruff wears a dogpaddle holster under that coat?



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    No, but I believe there is a better way to "take a bite out of crime" than a mascot dog wearing a raincoat. I'm sure criminals laugh every time they hear the name McGruff.

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    Tomahawk wrote:

    Nah, I'll take it easy:
    Well, thank you. That was definitely easier than the "fashion boy" comment andits accompanying picture.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Sounds like fun. Can I have Jason bring his Lego gun?


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    Just make sure the serial number is legible.

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    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
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    Has anyone ever OC'd at a Police station? Even though most VA Police are cool with OC, I would be reluctant to walk into their station while OCing.

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    Slowhand wrote:
    Has anyone ever OC'd at a Police station? Even though most VA Police are cool with OC, I would be reluctant to walk into their station while OCing.
    The VCDL hosts it's meetings at the Mason District Government Center. Fairfax County PD is in that facility. Apart from the VCDL meetings, I have OC'd in a Leesburg PD facility and the Manassas City PD facility...all within the last couple of months.

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    So,...no one (cop) batted an eye or approached you?

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    Not at all

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    They probably just think you're plainclothes from another jurisdiction.

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    nickerj1 wrote:
    They probably just think you're plainclothes from another jurisdiction.
    The meeting room reservation sign tells all that VCDL is using the room.

    And, I'm sure Penelope Gross, the district supervisor was careful to inform the police. Her office is in the same building. She hates the very idea of law-abiding citizens possessing the means for self-defense in "her" building. Even went so far as to accuse, in the press,a very mild-mannered VCDL Board member of "intimidating" her staff.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Anyone going today? I think I'm going to pass... feeling lazy.

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    If Penny was a true American, then she would have nothing to fear. Her fear is rightly equally proportional to hertyranny and corruption.

    If she us just, then there is nothing to fear....

    Only the unjust and corrupt need fear an armed citizenry.

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