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    Admittedly, I usually CC due to my law enforcement background - its hard to break old habits).

    I know that around the state, there are monthly OC dinners and such that not everyone can attend. I couldnt make this last one in Richmond due to my son's baseball game.

    So how about we pick a day and designate it as "open carry day" ? We could all make a real effort to OC that day.

    Thoughts?
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    Isn't OC day any day in Virginia Instead of picking just one day, why not do it every day you can?

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    ProShooter wrote:
    Admittedly, I usually CC due to my law enforcement background - its hard to break old habits).

    I know that around the state, there are monthly OC dinners and such that not everyone can attend. I couldnt make this last one in Richmond due to my son's baseball game.

    So how about we pick a day and designate it as "open carry day" ? We could all make a real effort to OC that day.

    Thoughts?
    Are you referring to a local meet-up or a day we try to well publicize in the media and demonstrate that OC'ers nationwide are not only safe, but also that we don't cause widespread panic, as some might suggest?

    If a widespread event, I'll participate (from Vegas). A nationwide OC day, if well publicized like restaurant OC in Virginia, could be interesting. But, there might be an implication that this "OC Day" is a special event, when in fact I think most people here, myself included, OC on a daily basis already, and so there is a risk at sending the wrong message.

    On the other hand, if you're suggesting a local meetup.... I'm not sure about VA law, but here there is a law on the books that a group of (citizens) may not associate / form a "military company with arms" without the permission of the governor (NRS 203.080). I'm not quite sure what a "military company" really means, as NRS doesn't define it. But I think it's best to be careful (at least in Nevada) with OC meetings that it's not an event organized in any kind of professional way, but rather a group of like-minded friends casually enjoying the presence of each other. Maybe I'm being too anal, thoughts?

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    National Open Carry Day

    http://www.patriotpages.net/nationalopencarry.htm

    National Open Carry Day[size=©][/size]
    and
    National Open Carry Weekend[size=©][/size]
    Because "a Right restricted is a Right denied" and "a Right not exercised is a Right lost."
    "The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed" Thomas Jefferson
    The next National Open Carry Day is July 4th, 2008
    The next National Open Carry Weekend is July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2008


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    I guess someone already thought of it! Good stuff!
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    Hey... I'm game for a Open Carry day in DC....:celebrate I mean what could they do with a MILLION of us all armed on the mall:what: Demanding that the Government put the constitution FIRST...
    And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

    Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939

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    EVERY day is OC day!

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    ProShooter wrote:
    Admittedly, I usually CC due to my law enforcement background
    The police don't open carry?

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    Mike wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    Admittedly, I usually CC due to my law enforcement background
    The police don't open carry?
    I believe most police departments don't allow open carry while off duty, concealed only.

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    72Malibu wrote:
    Mike wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    Admittedly, I usually CC due to my law enforcement background
    The police don't open carry?
    I believe most police departments don't allow open carry while off duty, concealed only.
    Thank you 72, that's what I meant.
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    nemo wrote:
    EVERY day is OC day!
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