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    I am open carrying all the time now even though I have my ccw(Man it feels good) and am constantly mistaken for law enforcement. It's very odd, as I am not used to it. One lady even asked what department I was with. I guess I don't really see this as a problem but was wondering how often this happens to others.

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    Hasn't happened to me yet, the most attention I've ever received is.....hardly any at all. I actually CC most of the time just because I don't want to have to deal with any questions but when I do OC I get through my day much the same as if I was CCing.

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    No one says a word to me also. I have OC everywhere I go, even in a place that has NO GUNS ORWEAPONS posted, I walked around and still no one said a word to me. I guess people think I am some kind of LEO also, I kind of want someone to say something to me about my gunbecause I want to see how i will respond to it. Even with that being said, I am glad no one says anything to me about it, because it shows me mostpeople do not minda guy with a gun, and we are reaching out goal in showing people even good people carry guns also..

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    I get mistaken for a young Clint Eastwood. Then they see I'm carrying a 1911 not a model 29...
    "For any man who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother...And gentlemen now abed shall think themselves accursed, they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks who fought with us on Crispin's day." Henry V

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    In response to anyone asking me if I am an LEO-(I'm 65) I will respond that "I am retired from the......(slight pause) a federal agency. Well.. it's a department of the federal governmentthat has a homeland security function.

    Thismay very well bea factual response for many of us.Unfortunately such a response may reinforce the myth that only certain "elites" may OC, but it will get you past the"stuck on stupids" and able to carry on with your routine. If people"over-estimate" the number of LEO's out there - that's great ! I would think the LEO's would agree.

    Beyond that I would inform them that in Colorado, as in the vast majority of states, thewearing of a holstered side-arm openly is lawful, and you should not assume that every armed citizen is a LEO. At the end of the day the public gets to see more armed citizens- a good thing.

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