I have had my permit for about a year and I have always caried concealed. After finding this forum and reading some the OC stories I decided to excersize my permith right. I first went to Fazolis to eat with my wife, a few strange looks from the manager at the register and a few looks from some goth kids in the dining area but no real cause for alarm. no one seemed nervous suspicious or weirded out. Next I went to books-a-million to purchase the latest copy of guns and ammo, and pretty much the same reaction. I will continue to carry open and see how things go. I want to thank everyone who has commented on this forum. We all need to fight for our rights.