Regular_Joe wrote:Joe, gunowners are tied by a common bond, Guns!I had such a great experience at the last OC dinner in Richmond that it confirmed my desire to arrange a similar event in the Culpeper/Warrenton area. I have a few friends that will attend and I decided to stop by a few local gun shops to float the idea around.
I was surprised to find a gun shop that seemed not just indifferent but uncomfortable with the OC idea. And this was the shop that I purchased my handgun at! The friendly gun shop dude kept bringing up how easy it is to obtain a CHP in VA, and why would anyone want to OC when they can CC. The more I mentioned the 2A, the more they looked at me as if I was trying to make trouble for the gun industry.
It isn't that I expected them to jump over the counter and lift me up on their shoulders (although throwing free ammo at my feet would be acceptable), but I did expect a far different response. I'm going to visit all the gun shops in the area to see if there is a trend in the response.
In general, are gun shops/ranges supportive of OC and 2A, or is there some cultural difference in play?
I was hoping to link the local gun community together, but it looks like I have more to learn!
That said, we don't all get along or even recognize each others rights.
The best we can hope for is to vote as a block and choose our friends carefully.