I would like to say hello to my former neighbors from California. I spent the last two years living in Shasta County / Red Bluff and before that a couple of years in Monterey County / Salinas. I was at the time intimidated by the states attitude towards firearms owners, so chose not to participate in self defense or to use my rights properly since I was ignorant of the facts and the growing 2A movement. I have since moved back to Lane County Oregon/ Junction City and have been OCing almost continuously since. I still have strong ties to the Shast area and wish I had been able to meet with you like minded folks while I was there. I would have gladly joined the 'association'. I am currently working with some great folks here to start a Lane County Open Carry Association, we have had one meet so far, five peopleto start but looking forward to growing.
One thing I would like to propose is somecontinuing communicationbetween our respective groups as far as meets go and also support for those of us who travel between our states. I would be interested in meeting people when I travel to or through the Shasta area as well as hosting for those of you coming up to Oregon. What I have read in your posts gives me hope and pride in my fellow enthusiasts and I look forward to making new friends.