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    As soon as I purchase a new sidearm, I will be OCing in Junction City. Has anyone had any experience in the smaller communities? JC, Monroe, Harrisburg (Linn County)? Would there be any meetings happening around Lane County?

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    Don't know much about OC in Junction City. Check the city and county ordinances or get a CHL to take advantage of state preemption. Let us know how it goes.

    Don't know of any meets planned in your area... so why don't you see if you can generate any interest and plan one.

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    I have been asking around the area to see if there are any other like minded people who would like to get together and OC. I do plan on getting CHL asap. I have frequent occasion to talk to local LEOs due to the complex I run here. Have not yet had a chance to test the waters though. Junction City has (on there website) a claim of cooperation with civilians to allow a higher level of self policing. Not sure if its just hot air or not. I will update as soon as I get any or no response in the JC area.



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    I haven't had a chance to open carry in JC yet as I have my CHL. This is a good thread though about small local towns. I keep wanting to but I'm still not sure on all the local laws. What does not in public building's mean? Let me know if you want to get your CHL I know the local NRA instructor that does classes every Thursday in town.

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    I am very interested in getting my CHL. I will be out of town the next few days but plan on getting started soon. Although I have yet to acquire a new sidearm. Not yet prepared to walk around town with my winchester or 12 ga over my shoulder.. still working on the "mad maxx" holster for my sipja single... "... it's legal officer, I measued twice and cut once... "

    Maybe we ought to start a Junction City OC Club...

    Link to "Community Policing"

    http://www.ci.junction-city.or.us/po...es/Page617.htm

    Following is Junction City ordinance concering weapons...

    ORS 166.290, as now or hereafter amended, shall carry concealed on or about his person or within any vehicle which is under his control or direction any pistol, revolver, other firearm, knife other than an ordinary pocketknife with a blade less than three and one-half inches long, dirk, dagger, stiletto, metal knuckles, or weapon the use of which could inflict injury upon a person or property.
    [b]Section 6. ORS 480.110[/size]


    ORS 480.140(1)

    ORS 480.120
    ORS 480.150

    ORS 480.130
    ORS 480.170
    Section 8. Nunchaku, Shuriken and Sap Weapons. No person shall carry, possess, manufacture, sell, keep for sale, offer, give, or loan a nunchaku, shuriken, or sap. Whenever it appears to the court that this section has been violated, in addition to other penalties and remedies, the court shall, upon motion by the city, cause the nunchaku, shuriken or sap to be destroyed.
    [ยง 8 added by Ordinance No. 678, passed June 8, 1976.]

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    I was shopping in Bi-Mart here in Junction City for some supplies..

    (refinishing stock on 12 ga.) Was chatting with the guy behind the counter and he mentioned they do not allow oc in Bi-Mart. Bummer.. I like Bi-Mart..



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    I have a emailr into Bi Mart head quarters to see if this is true or not. That would hurt to boycott Bi Mart but it's there choice not ours. Do you have the name of who you were talking with.

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    Sorry, no. It was just a clerk in sporting goods. Nice guy.. very helpfull. I didn't have time to check with a member of management. The checkout clerk also verified no oc weapons in the store. She thought I meant bringing a gun in to fit a scope or check other accessories, which she said a member of management had to escort you into the store. I said .. " no, I open carry a handgun " her response was " Oh, that would make other customers nervous... "

    I would hate to have to boycott Bi-Mart.. I like to keep my money local and in an employee owned company...

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    I got a phone call from Bi Mart, they actually don't have a policy on guns in there store. If you bring a gun in to have looked at they will walk it back for you. If you have a side arm that is fine. If you are OC and people complain they will ask you to cover it but not ask you to leave. Dennis is who I talked to and he was very helpfull.

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    Ahhh... that is good.. it may be a little indifferent but not a hostile stance on the subject.. if we make a habit of going in there to get them used to it.. that would be good thing.. I have been waiting to expose JCPD to Mr. Avg Joe with his sidearm.

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    I have been OC'ing in Junction City for a couple of days now and no problems. Not a lot of people have noticed yet. I also wore my .45 all the way back from Fall Creek on my Yamaha with no problems. I have had a lot of positive feedback from the general public and a lot of "Oh, I didn't know we could do that!" type of statements. Requests for fliers and more information. I need to go get some more printer paper and ink which I don't mind donating to the cause.

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    Maybe after yesterdays incedent at Bi Mart they will be more pro OC.

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    Big Del wrote:
    Maybe after yesterdays incedent at Bi Mart they will be more pro OC.
    Story please!

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    http://registerguard.com/csp/cms/sit...4-35/story.csp



    Here is the link to the story plus some info on more local violent activities. The Bi-Mart in the story is visible from my front door. J

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    J.C. OC UPDATE..

    I carried yesterday, from Junction City to Delta shopping center. Trying to find a holster I like locally.. Tried Joe's Sporting Goods. Though not overtly anti, they want toescort you back to the gun counter. Didn't have time to talk to anyone in mngmt to clarify policy yet. I admit the young lady in customer service and the gentleman in guns were very nice and extremely helpful.. I did get a holster I like for now. Am ordering a better one later..

    James

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    Wat Do you Carry?

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    I have a Hi-Point JHP .45. Picked it up and a few hundred rounds for a song.. I know its not one of the elite but it still hurls projectiles at bad guys when the need be..



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    Anyone have any experience with Safeway stores? I didn't happen to be OCing when I went in there earlier but was purchasing a magazine featuring concealed handguns. The clerk made a comment about it and said they don't even allow security to carry in the store. I didn't even have to ask.. but figured it would be good to find out more as it is basically the only grocery store in town.

    Other than that, I have nothing to add except I have been OCing all over town walking and riding my motorcycle with no problems..

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    "We don't even allow security to carry inside the store"

    "That'san employee. I'm your customer. Who pays your salary?"

    ...Orygunner...

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    Anyone have any experience with Safeway stores?
    I'll have to locate the posts to back it up but Safeway follows state law just as Home Depot, Lowes, Barn & Noble ( I have email & corp Letterhead to back these up).


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    Had to chuckle at that one Ory..

    M1, would appreciate it, I looked around and found some reference to Safeway encounters but not a definitive answer from corporate about their policies. I like to be 'armed' with knowledge as well as my sidearm.

    I did find a LOT of stories from Google about armed robbery and assaults in Safeway stores around the country.. and with the current economic times and the trend of grocery and department stores to have Bank outlets in them gives even more lure to those who are willing to take what doesn't belong to them..

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    The post I saw had a OC member talking to a Safeway manager who ok'd carry in the stores. I don't have any corporate letterhead or email stating so.

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    Home Depot here in albany does NOT allow Open Or conceal carry... I have been asked to leave for Conceal carrying and Soo have many others i know, I just have a lil vest over my gun that was on my hip.... Soo From wat I kno they do not allow Any Guns in their store... Maybe its just the albany Store...

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    I was searching the threads for 'safeway / policy' and found a lot of info. Problem I see is even with a corporate policy we have a lot of local managers who either don't know or don't care about that and go with popular ignorance that the average guy (or gal) can't carry a weapon. I just got back from Blockbuster and Dairy Mart with no problems. I am OCing on my motorcycle.. and loving every minute of it. I never thought I could improve my love of riding.. till I strapped ona .45.

    I think a lot of my 'lack of notice' is the fact that I carry a black gun in a flat black holster and a black leather jacket.. except for the fact that it is a rather large pistol it goes unnoticed. People are used to cell phones, fanny packs, etc...

    I put a call in to Safeways legal dept. but have not had a call back as of yet. Will keep at it and let yall know what happens.

    Would one of those dark blue windbreakers with big white letters OCDO on the back be too.... FBIish.. ??

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    Well, I have been OCing in Safeway for a couple of weeks now with no problems (I'm convinced that I am just invisible.. ) and this evening I carried in to U.S. Bank in Junction City to make a deposit for my job. I decided to broach the subject with the clerk and bank manager. I brought up the fact that I had not been able to get an answer from corporate yet but that I could not wait to come in and do business, of which we do a LOT of business with them. They have seen me as a regular customer and didn't seem worried by the subject. Even went so far as to invite me to a local business owners meeting to give a presentation!! What an opportunity to spread the word in good light to many local small and large business in one fell swoop!!

    J

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