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    Anyone here attend Steppin Out in Blacksburg and Open Carry?Iget the feeling that the type of people that attend this won't be open carry, or firearms friendly at all.

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    mpg9999 wrote:
    Anyone here attend Steppin Out in Blacksburg and Open Carry?Iget the feeling that the type of people that attend this won't be open carry, or firearms friendly at all.
    I haven't attended Steppin' Out for a number of years although I've OCed in Blacksburg a number of times without a problem. I don't live there anymore but travel there to shop. Since the Tech shooting I exclusively OC, especially on campus. Went to the Neuman library a week or so ago without incident.

    I may go this year.

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    Thanks for reminding me.


    That weekend is not going to be fun. A close friend of mine is getting married @ VT on the 2nd. Then we have to make it from War Memorial to the Alumni Center.

    Yay.

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    Thanks for reminding me.


    That weekend is not going to be fun. A close friend of mine is getting married @ VT on the 2nd. Then we have to make it from War Memorial to the Alumni Center.

    Yay.
    Oh great, I may not be here on the 1st and 2cd......... We'll see, maybe the first...

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    Thanks for reminding me.


    That weekend is not going to be fun. A close friend of mine is getting married @ VT on the 2nd. Then we have to make it from War Memorial to the Alumni Center.

    Yay.
    Oh great, I may not be here on the 1st and 2cd......... We'll see, maybe the first...


    Are you planning on going to the event?

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    mitchd wrote:
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    Thanks for reminding me.


    That weekend is not going to be fun. A close friend of mine is getting married @ VT on the 2nd. Then we have to make it from War Memorial to the Alumni Center.

    Yay.
    Oh great, I may not be here on the 1st and 2cd......... We'll see, maybe the first...


    Are you planning on going to the event?
    That's the weekend that a bunch of friends and I get together, dates vary from year to year but this year it's that weekend, four days 7/31-8/3. I have other responsibilities which means I can't leave for the get together until the first so I may just stay for it or I may leave in the early afternoon. Haven't decided yet. I may also get out of the commitment so I could leave Thursday the 31st.

    We'll see..... I would like to meet some other OCers in the area though. Maybe we can just get together some other day.

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    mitchd wrote:
    Thanks for reminding me.


    That weekend is not going to be fun. A close friend of mine is getting married @ VT on the 2nd. Then we have to make it from War Memorial to the Alumni Center.

    Yay.
    That friend wouldn't have the first initial C and last F would he?

    Gota friend whos wedding I am in on the 2nd at the War Memorial, and I dont think it too far of a stretch for it to be the same person.

    If So shoot me a PM

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    Thndr wrote:
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    Thanks for reminding me.


    That weekend is not going to be fun. A close friend of mine is getting married @ VT on the 2nd. Then we have to make it from War Memorial to the Alumni Center.

    Yay.
    That friend wouldn't have the first initial C and last F would he?

    Gota friend whos wedding I am in on the 2nd at the War Memorial, and I dont think it too far of a stretch for it to be the same person.

    If So shoot me a PM
    Naw, just some old friends who get together once a year. Although one of them did just get married :^).

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    I think he was speaking to me. I've got the wedding to attend!

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    I was planning on going, but now im not sure if I can make it. The national SCCC get together is in DC that Friday. Not sure if I want to drive back down just to go to steppin out.

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    Well I decided not to leave town, so I'll be going to steppin outand OC'ing.

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    mpg9999 wrote:
    Well I decided not to leave town, so I'll be going to steppin outand OC'ing.
    Let us know how it goes, I don't think anyone will say anything. But it may be a good opportunity if someone does ask to speak about the SCCC.

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    I'll keep an eye out for ya!

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    Yup, I was surprised. I've never carried in such a dense hippie infected area, and no one said a thing. I didn't even catch any angry looks. The highlight of my day was talking to one of the Obama supporters at the Obama tent. He had no idea what he was getting himself into, and I didn't even bring up the subject of guns .

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    Yup, I was surprised. I've never carried in such a dense hippie infected area, and no one said a thing. I didn't even catch any angry looks. The highlight of my day was talking to one of the Obama supporters at the Obama tent. He had no idea what he was getting himself into, and I didn't even bring up the subject of guns .
    Did you talk about hope :^)? Sorry I missed it. But I had a reunion of sorts with old friends that weekend. the staying power of hippies is amazing, but it just shows you how short sighted they are. They would never have lasted as they have if people were actually willing to see that there *is* this thing called evil in the world and no matter how much we sing kumbahya it will not change.

    Interesting story: Years ago there was a "crystal" dealer at stepping out. You know the crystals that concentrate energy and supposedly can heal you and all this BS. Anyway, I asked the guy what the crystals did and how they worked, knowing full well the philosophy. He rather sheepishly explained it to me, he knowing I didn't believe. I then looked him straight in the eye and asked, "Do you really believe that?" He said nothing and just looked away. How do people get themselves into a mode where they believe this stuff? I'm a Christian and can understand why someone might think I'm crazy for believing in God but this stuff is really just way out there. Is there *any* empirical evidence at all?

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    Neplusultra wrote:
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    Anyone here attend Steppin Out in Blacksburg and Open Carry?Iget the feeling that the type of people that attend this won't be open carry, or firearms friendly at all.
    I haven't attended Steppin' Out for a number of years although I've OCed in Blacksburg a number of times without a problem. I don't live there anymore but travel there to shop. Since the Tech shooting I exclusively OC, especially on campus. Went to the Neuman library a week or so ago without incident.

    I may go this year.
    Hey, guess what? A librarian called the cops on you and they declined to show up!!!!!

    This is HUGE!!!!

    I was working the VCDL table at the Roanoke gun show today and had a chat with another Hokie. He was asking about the laws regarding OC because (here we enter the realm of hearsay) his friend, the librarian, made the call. The dispatcher seemed concerned but no officers responded.

    I did my best to explain the whole concept of popular soverignty, that all is permitted without contravening law, and that the school has no right to enforce policy against the public. We shared a grin that the VT police seem to know the law.

    If this whole account is accurate then it is a very good sign, exactly the reaction we want from PDs.

    And again, out comes the banana :celebrate

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    CPerdue wrote:
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    mpg9999 wrote:
    Anyone here attend Steppin Out in Blacksburg and Open Carry?Iget the feeling that the type of people that attend this won't be open carry, or firearms friendly at all.
    I haven't attended Steppin' Out for a number of years although I've OCed in Blacksburg a number of times without a problem. I don't live there anymore but travel there to shop. Since the Tech shooting I exclusively OC, especially on campus. Went to the Neuman library a week or so ago without incident.

    I may go this year.
    Hey, guess what? A librarian called the cops on you and they declined to show up!!!!!

    This is HUGE!!!!

    I was working the VCDL table at the Roanoke gun show today and had a chat with another Hokie. He was asking about the laws regarding OC because (here we enter the realm of hearsay) his friend, the librarian, made the call. The dispatcher seemed concerned but no officers responded.

    I did my best to explain the whole concept of popular soverignty, that all is permitted without contravening law, and that the school has no right to enforce policy against the public. We shared a grin that the VT police seem to know the law.

    If this whole account is accurate then it is a very good sign, exactly the reaction we want from PDs.

    And again, out comes the banana :celebrate

    C.
    Wow, that's the first time anyone has used the word "Huge" to describe anything having to do with me :^)! OCing at the library really was nothing after I got an education by you and Phillip VC (and Bruce) at PVC's last talk at VT. I was too timid to OC my gun that night and left it in the truck.

    But I know better now.







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    I forgot to include the photo of my visit. It was the reason I was there. This liquid fuel rocket motor produces 2000 pounds of thrust using hydrogen peroxide and jet fuel. CAN YOU IMAGINE THE *NOISE* IT MAKES!!!??? You will notice my excercising of my 2cd amendment rights :^). I'm planning on making a motor like this one, as I have always wanted to do since I was 10, or maybe 12.... :^)


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    DANBUS, make room for a white guy......

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    Neplusultra wrote:
    I forgot to include the photo of my visit. It was the reason I was there. This liquid fuel rocket motor produces 2000 pounds of thrust using hydrogen peroxide and jet fuel. CAN YOU IMAGINE THE *NOISE* IT MAKES!!!??? You will notice my excercising of my 2cd amendment rights :^). I'm planning on making a motor like this one, as I have always wanted to do since I was 10, or maybe 12.... :^)
    Ood, with one side cut away like that, I'd have thought it made almost no thrust at all...

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    PavePusher wrote:
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    I forgot to include the photo of my visit. It was the reason I was there. This liquid fuel rocket motor produces 2000 pounds of thrust using hydrogen peroxide and jet fuel. CAN YOU IMAGINE THE *NOISE* IT MAKES!!!??? You will notice my excercising of my 2cd amendment rights :^). I'm planning on making a motor like this one, as I have always wanted to do since I was 10, or maybe 12.... :^)
    Ood, with one side cut away like that, I'd have thought it made almost no thrust at all...
    An interesting thing about that motor. You'll notice the pipe leading into the motor on the left side (H2O2 Intake). Just to the right of that is a kinda "grey" area just before you get to the large combustion chamber and then the nozzle. That grey area is a platinum mesh, probably at least $8K-$15K's worth :^). It's used as a catalyst to decompose the hydrogen peroxide into super heated steam and oxygen. I'm sure you could just pry it out with a screwdriver if you wanted to. I told the librarian about it but I don't think they care enough, I doubt many would know what it was anyway.... :^). For my motor I'm going to first try using a catalytic converter core which is embedded with small amounts of platinum, a *lot* cheaper.....

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    Gonna go to the moon and salvage all the Junk, Nep ?

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    peter nap wrote:
    Gonna go to the moon and salvage all the Junk, Nep ?
    Actually all I really want to do is build the motor. I don't have any plans to make a rocket. I want to see how much noise it'll make :^). I've got a tennis ball cannon made out of 4' of sch 40 2.5" steel pipe. I use oxy-acetylene from my torch to power it. It'll shoot a tennis ball so high no one can see it. You can also hear it two miles away, hearing protect is a MUST! :P I went to look for it for the fourth and - someone stole it! I'll have to make a better one now.

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