I'm new to this site and to carrying firearms as well. I've been aware that WA state is OC legal since I moved here from CA(bleh) 3 years ago and have always been interested but kinda afraid to OC due to my appearance.
I have long hair, goatee, wear black clothes, leather, etc and am generally the type to be eyeballed when entering a store. I guess you could say I look like trouble,LOL, which is the farthest from the truth! I've looked/dressed like this since I was a young teen(i'm 29 now) and am VERY used to the kinds of reactions I get from people which tend to be on the negative side of the spectrum.
My fear in OCing lies in people calling me in as an armed threat and having my rights impeded, but upon extensive reading on this site and reviewing all the RCW's, etc, I've decided that I want to and will exercise my rights! And I believe that I will MOST CERTAINLY be given oppurtunuties to educate people and try to dissuade some fears and negative connotations.
Does anyone else on the site have any experience with something similiar? And all/any advice is encouraged
Also, I will be OCing in Dowtown Seattle/Capitol Hill area if anyone's oc-ed there. I've NEVER seen anyone OC on the hill!! This will be resolved, unless that is there's something I don't know about!
Thank you all for a grand wealth of knowledge and information!!