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    Okay guys, I know I've been asking some far out questions lately trying to get around CC. My damn CPL hasn't come it yet. Hurry up will ya!

    I returned home on Friday from a two week hitch on my tugboat(work) and got to go around with my new pistol.



    I went with my wife to Walmart and open carried through the door, not a mention from anyone. Still a little nervous I kept to myself and carried close to my cart for another five minutes. No mention yet andmy confidence went up a great deal. I let my wife push the cart for a bit and nothing happened. Towards the end of my visit I spoke with a manager and he said nothing.



    The day went on with a couple stops at some spook stores (Happy Halloween fellas) for the kids. Nothing again.



    My wife insisted on Costco, so I locked it in the glovebox and went shopping there. Then clean out of thin air she asked for dinner at the Olive Garden, hid it away again and ate dinner.



    It wasnt til Monday that we went shopping for a new car, before anyone said anything about my gun on my side. A salesman asked if I was a cop! I responded "no". Then another salesman chimed in asking if I was any kind of LEO, again I responded "no". A third salesman (he may have been a manager)hollared over to the others and said " you guys, he's just SMART, can't you see he has a beautiful wife and a newborn baby!!!" made me feel fricken GREAT that someone else knew that this was OK. He and I educated the other two salesmen.



    Well thats my first OC story.



    -Tyguy808




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    Awsome Sounds like a great first adventure.
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    Congrats on a successful first OC. The nervousness will go away in short order.

    Charles

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    What car dealership, and did you get that salesmans name? Sounds like he could use some more business from those in the area...





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    tyguy, Welcome to the world of Open Carry. Glad you could make it!!

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    PavePusher wrote:
    What car dealership, and did you get that salesmans name? Sounds like he could use some more business from those in the area...



    You gotta share the name of the car company! More businesses need to be praised and patronized for supporting what is right! The more we spread the word and the more business they get, well, money is a great motivator to continue doing right.

    Good on that manager!

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    PavePusher wrote:
    What car dealership, and did you get that salesmans name? Sounds like he could use some more business from those in the area...



    +1 Treatment like that should be recognized.

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    It was Rairdon's used lot on Iowa street in Bellingham. I didn't catch the first guys name. The second guys name was Jeff and I didn't catch the managers name either. I wish I could have bought something there but I'm having some personal finance issues.
    I am the person responsible for myself, my wife and my son. I take that VERY seriously.

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    Dammit! I double posted again!
    I am the person responsible for myself, my wife and my son. I take that VERY seriously.

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    Great Job! Should have called me or PM'ed brah, I would have opened carried with you for your first outing. If you are back in town this week wanna grab some coffee, lunch?


    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I rememer seeing you at the BPD with my wife she was getting her finger prints for her cpl to hope you guys are doing great and hope the baby is ok.. My name is James

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    James... I remember that. You seemed shocked to see an OC'er in PD. All is well with the family. I actually passed you and the wife in the Walmart parking lot a few days ago, I said hi to your wife, she probably didn't remember me.



    Carry on-

    Tyler
    I am the person responsible for myself, my wife and my son. I take that VERY seriously.

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