hansolo wrote:Being that you are 18, YES, it would be wise to carry a form of ID in order to verify age. (Reasonable suspicion for an officer questioning you would be that you appeared to be under age to open carry.)Hello, this is my first forum post. I have been reading on the sight for a while, and I am getting quite pumped to open carry! I have just bought a Ruger Super Blackhawk (.44) from my dad and will soon be acquiring a 9mm of some sort. I live in northern El Paso county, and was wondering if anyone has experience with OC in this area. From what I have heard, our Sherrif is very pro-gun. I will carry with my sidearm a digital voice recorder to use if I am stopped by police. I do understand my rights and I will not take any crap from anyone, in a respectful manner of course. Also, is my young age probable enough cause to require I show my idetification, and should I carry a bill of sale with me, being as I am only just 18?
As for location, El Paso County is VERY pro gun. Other than the fact of your age appearance, (young looking) I don't really see any problems with you open carrying.
(Unless, of course, you have intentionally not disclosed certain parts of your background. But that's another discussion, and as of current, a purely hypothetical statement.)
For more answers on legal questions, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is a very good place to start looking.
Good luck, stay safe, and happy OCing!!!