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    Open carried today, WalMart in Salem, Kroger at lakeside, then on to Home Depot and Lowes.

    No incidents, some polite stairs, some smiles and 1 wave... lol... I'll be open carrying from here through the weekend! My boss gave me permission to open carry at work in celebration of the 4th! I'm excited...

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    Did the Salem Wal-Mart today. I'm in there every couple weeks. Also done Lakeside Kroger and other places nearby. The only problem I ever had was at Berglund in Roanoke - asked to leave about three minutes after arrival even though it was a second visit to see a vehicle the wife liked :quirky. First OC conversation I ever had was with the owner at Montano's grill - he was getting his permit the following week!

    Welcome to the forum,

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    CPerdue wrote:
    The only problem I ever had was at Berglund in Roanoke - asked to leave about three minutes after arrival even though it was a second visit to see a vehicle the wife liked :quirky.
    That is honestly the most shocking OC encounter I have ever read. A car dealer turned away a customer in our current economy. I'm speechless.

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    I open carry all over the Roanoke/Salem area and have had zero issues.

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    I carry at the Food Lion on Williamson Road about three times a week. Nobody's ever said a word to me.

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    Today I open carried at the public library, then had dinner with the family at Cici's Pizza at Towne Square. No issues.
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    Saw someone at Sportsmans Warehouse today. I left mine in the car since I was meeting someone there to trade some ammo for a press. Going in and out of the store with ammo that wasn't bought there...

    Anyone interested in an OC dinner? I and one other person on here are trying to plan something...If interested just PM me.

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    CPerdue,

    Are you talking about Montaino's International Gourmet? I used to work there, and still have family and friends there. You didn't meet Phil or Marty did you?

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    I'm planning an OC get together for the 5th or 6th of Jan. The restaurant has not been determined yet. Any ideas for a carry friendly restaurantthat'sreasonably priced around the Roanoke area?

    So far there are only two other members that have contacted me about going. I will start a thread in the Virginia forums so we can get a tally of how many people are planning on showing up. I will also post on another forum to try and get the number of pax up.

    You can direct any questions to me. Just send me a PM.

    ainfantry7

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    Public Library? We can OC at the library?

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    Sure, you can open carry in a library. They might not like it but that's too bad. I routinely get sneered at by the librarians when I open carry but so far that's the only thing. No MWAG 911 calls or any other hassles.

    Carry in a library is LEGAL and VA code 15.2-915 prohibits localities from adopting or enforcing any ordinance, regulation, or motion concerning the possession or carrying of a gun.

    enjoy.

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