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    I recently openly carried a sidearm into the Wal-Mart on Yopp rd, with no obvious attention given to me, and also at the Autozone. All but one employee seemed totally unconcerned with it. He reacted quite poorly and seemed to feel that one should not be armed in private businesses unlessone is aLaw Enforcement Agent.

    Since I rarely travel into town these days, I waswondering if anyone open carries in Jville on a regular basis. My Dad is very anti-open carrying in dense populated areas and said, "I haven't seen anyone else except you walking around with guns on their hips."

    Knowing though this is fully legal, I'm not really one who wants to be arrested(even if said arrest is illegal) as I don't like the idea of visiting local jails at all.

    So I was wondering is this a very real possibility when dealing with JPD or are they fully aware of this right and not likely to react in such a harsh manner?

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    I have heard comments in the past that people have had issues carrying in J-ville. Nothing horrible, but just cops not minding their own business.

    On the other hand, I've NEVER had a problem, and I carry there at least every other weekend. I've open carried damn near everywhere I legally can in J-ville without incident. I have been at restaurants at the same time as LEO's without issue, as well.

    From my personal experience, I'd say J-ville is at least open carry neutral, if not friendly. Either way, go for it! lol

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    I have been open carrying in Jacksonville for about 3 years and have not had any problems.

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    Actually, I shouldn't say I've never had a problem. I once had an over zealous Target employee ask me whether I had a CHP. I replied with something like "Umm, not that it's any of your business, but I don't need one to carry openly." He asked if I could put it in the car, to which I responded "How about I finish my shopping, pay, and then leave?", then I walked away lol. With my back to him, he mumbled "oh uh...oh ok sir, you're good to go!" lol!

    Seriously though, I think there's enough open carriers just in the J-ville area to have a little get-together of our own. Now we just need someone to organize the darn thing!

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    If we have a fancy open carry meeting, I wanna come.

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    ComradeV wrote:
    If we have a fancy open carry meeting, I wanna come.
    Does it have to be fancy? lol

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    I suppose as long as it doesn't occur at an unsavory or other undesirable location, that would be just fine. I personally just want to see someone else beside myself openly carrying.

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    Hello I am from the Richlands,NC area....Anytime you would like to meet for a open carry adventure in the Jacksonville,NC & surrounding area I am open to any suggestions......

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    How many people do we need to roll together for this?

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    Heck, even if it's just 4 or 5 of usit would be kool. I'm around that area on a regular basis, so whenever someone wants to have a dinner, I'm game. Cracker barrel is always a good place to go.

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    Haven't been on the site in a while. Have had people question why I open carried which my responce was why not. No prblems thus far. Count me in.

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    Whose going to be our group leader then?

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    I think that you just nominated yourself.

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    I only counted four people on the thread so if that's enough for you all then we ought to get this ball rolling.

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    Hopefully more people will respond. You may want to start a new thread titled "Jacksonville, NC Open Carry Dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". Or maybe something a little more subtle..but you get the point lol. Either way, 4 would be fine! I'm sure significant others may show up, too. Mine might, but she doesn't carry (yet).

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    Sight.

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    When do yall do the meeting. I would be happy to join. I conceal carry everywhere possible but its getting close to summer and i dont feel like wearing long button up shirts...i would like to wear a t shirt and open carry. Give me a call if these meetings are going on. 404 295 9906

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    I have been OC'ing in Jacksonville since June, I haven't had any problems just the occasional "are you a cop?" Other than that It seems to be open carry neutral. I've carried in pretty much every place in this town that i can legally and most people don't seem to notice. I'm down for a meet and greet. shoot me a text 573-872-9383. Let me know where and when.

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    If you open carried in the Autozone I am thinking of (Next to the piggly Wiggly and across from Hardee's/Cal Jr's) tell them to relax, I ALWAYS open carried in there before I deployed. And only had one issue at the Yopp Walmart, just an employee that wanted to double check with her manager. Very pleasant encounter. As for interaction with JPD, it's just been questions on the caliber and Mag cap, how's it handle, general curiosity. I carry a 45 and a 9mm.
    Comrade V, you NEVER want to take the lead in setting up a OC/CC Dinner......Slacker.

    Hey Everyone, been awhile. I'm in Afghanistan right now, but will be back in Jacksonville soon. How's everyone doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreQo View Post
    Hopefully more people will respond. You may want to start a new thread titled "Jacksonville, NC Open Carry Dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". Or maybe something a little more subtle..but you get the point lol. Either way, 4 would be fine! I'm sure significant others may show up, too. Mine might, but she doesn't carry (yet).
    should already be one unless it died.

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    Hi guys. I just wanted to jump in on this because I am also looking for others who currently OC in Jacksonville NC. I just recently got my weapon and did enough research to feel comfortable with the regulations, but I too would rather be around others who have a little more experience OCing. I don't currently see an open topic for a meet in Jacksonville but would definitely like to meet up with others. Any advice you guys have would be greatly appreciated.

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    Originally Posted by DreQo

    Hopefully more people will respond. You may want to start a new thread titled "Jacksonville, NC Open Carry Dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". Or maybe something a little more subtle..but you get the point lol. Either way, 4 would be fine! I'm sure significant others may show up, too. Mine might, but she doesn't carry (yet)
    Quote Originally Posted by c1ph3r88 View Post
    Hi guys. I just wanted to jump in on this because I am also looking for others who currently OC in Jacksonville NC. I just recently got my weapon and did enough research to feel comfortable with the regulations, but I too would rather be around others who have a little more experience OCing. I don't currently see an open topic for a meet in Jacksonville but would definitely like to meet up with others. Any advice you guys have would be greatly appreciated.

    DreQo is right - a specific, separate thread with the event and date in the title will get more attention w/o having to search through the thread for the latest info if you are not already up to date. Build it and they will come + get a separate stickie.

    Generic threads like the one here make finding current info like looking for a needle in a haystack.

    This is how we do this in our area (see posts #1, 7 & 77) Greater-Richmond-Area-March-OC-Dinner-3-20-12-at-7-pm and you will see how this develops and encourages others to attend.
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