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    I'd like to coordinate an OC dinner in Culpeper sometime in late November/early December.

    I have invited several folks that are interested in learning more about OC. Some only CC and others are just now buying their first handgun and/or attending a CHP class and would like to try OC'ing. My wife is attending a CHP class in a couple of weeks and I am inviting her class to attend as well.

    I'm fairly new at OC and would really appreciate it if some of you veterans could attend and maybe speak for a few moments regarding OC/CC laws, the 2nd Amendment issue(s), membership in NRA/VCDL... My wife and I already really enjoyed your fellowship at a recent Richmond OC dinner!

    I am also hoping that this can kick off an OC group here in the Culpeper/Warrenton area.

    For you Culpeper folks, what location do you think best? I was thinking the banquet room at Ledo's...? We could also grab several tables at Ruby Tuesday.





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    There are a bunch of us "veterans" who are always up for a road trip. Just set the date & place.

    The point of an OC dinner, IMNSHO, is not to get someone to spout off on the law but to foster fellowship among likeminded folks. If you want a lecture on the law you really ought to hire someone who can be held accountable for what they tell you. On the other hand, an OC dinner is a great place for swapping stories, true stories, and tales of glory about OC experiences and what you will do "the next time". About the only thing we don't have happen is the Texas DPS officer who goes over and whacks the passenger up side the head for what he was going to say 10 miles down the road (unless ProShooter shows up).

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    skidmark wrote:
    About the only thing we don't have happen is the Texas DPS officer who goes over and whacks the passenger up side the head for what he was going to say 10 miles down the road (unless ProShooter shows up).

    Hey! I resemble that remark!

    I would like to nominate myself as Sergeant-at-arms for this rowdy bunch.
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    skidmark wrote:
    There are a bunch of us "veterans" who are always up for a road trip. Just set the date & place.

    The point of an OC dinner, IMNSHO, is not to get someone to spout off on the law but to foster fellowship among likeminded folks. If you want a lecture on the law you really ought to hire someone who can be held accountable for what they tell you. On the other hand, an OC dinner is a great place for swapping stories, true stories, and tales of glory about OC experiences and what you will do "the next time". About the only thing we don't have happen is the Texas DPS officer who goes over and whacks the passenger up side the head for what he was going to say 10 miles down the road (unless ProShooter shows up).

    stay safe.

    skidmark
    Completely agree about the fun and fellowship! No, I don't want the lecture hall experience... From a newbie perspective, though, there is some hesitance (a cultural factor) and fear (unfamiliar with the right and law) that can get in the way of OC'ing.

    I am still surprised by the "Oh, you can do THAT in Virginia?" responses I get from folks have NRA stickers on their cars. Also, people aren't aware that the 2A continues to be under attack. These topics can probably occur naturally in the table discussions - I just want our first timers to leave informed and affirmed!

    (IMNSHO?)

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    skidmark wrote:
    About the only thing we don't have happen is the Texas DPS officer who goes over and whacks the passenger up side the head for what he was going to say 10 miles down the road (unless ProShooter shows up).

    Hey! I resemble that remark!

    I would like to nominate myself as Sergeant-at-arms for this rowdy bunch.
    Nomination seconded and accepted.

    (and from skidmark's note above I think I should warn you that Culpeper hosts a VSP facility...)

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    Regular_Joe wrote:
    (and from skidmark's note above I think I should warn you that Culpeper hosts a VSP facility...)
    That's ok, my nickname used to be Trooper.....I can handle myself.
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    ProShooter wrote:
    Regular_Joe wrote:
    (and from skidmark's note above I think I should warn you that Culpeper hosts a VSP facility...)
    That's ok, my nickname used to be Trooper.....I can handle myself.
    Please ................ not until after dinner.

    And I'll donate $1.00 towards the hiring of ProShooter as a certified instructor to discuss OC issues. Just watch out for his reckless handling of water pistols .

    stay safe.

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    I nominate livitup... The local Culpeper expert!

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    skidmark wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    Regular_Joe wrote:
    (and from skidmark's note above I think I should warn you that Culpeper hosts a VSP facility...)
    That's ok, my nickname used to be Trooper.....I can handle myself.
    Please ................ not until after dinner.

    And I'll donate $1.00 towards the hiring of ProShooter as a certified instructor to discuss OC issues. Just watch out for his reckless handling of water pistols .

    stay safe.

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    my water pistol is rarely ever loaded!
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    We are looking at either 11/20, 12/11 or 12/12. Is a Friday or Saturday evening best for our out-of-town guests?

    Culpeper: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...14&iwloc=A

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    I'd like to attend; I'm fairly knowledgeable, and I'm a good speaker. Probably not as knowledgeable as ProShooter, but I've also been involved with OCDO since very near the beginning, and with VCDL for a number of years, so I can help out.

    Would have to be a Saturday evening if I'm to attend; it would take me 3 hours to get there after work on a Friday.
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    Hmm, this is relevant to my interests.
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    The dates listed all work for me, see what the others are saying then pick one.
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    Regular_Joe wrote:
    We are looking at either 11/20, 12/11 or 12/12. Is a Friday or Saturday evening best for our out-of-town guests?

    Culpeper: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...14&iwloc=A
    The Culpeper OC Dinner is Saturday, 12 December, @ 7:00pm.

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    Count me in. And don't believe ProShooter about his water pistols - I've seen how much he drools!

    stay safe.

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    Regular_Joe wrote:
    The Culpeper OC Dinner is Saturday, 12 December, @ 7:00pm.
    If I remember, there is a nice restaurant on one of the corners of Davis & Main in Culpeper. But this http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...14&iwloc=Agives a whole lot of possibilities. I'll wait till closer to the meet-up for you to post the specific location.

    stay safe.

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    Oh wow, I thought Culpepper was a LOT closer.... And in the other direction. :shock:
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    Oh wow, I thought Culpepper was a LOT closer.... And in the other direction. :shock:
    AbNo - were you ever a 2nd Lt.? :P

    stay safe.

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    I have some friends that live in Reva, I will give them a heads up.

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    skidmark wrote:
    Count me in. And don't believe ProShooter about his water pistols - I've seen how much he drools!

    stay safe.

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    I nominate livitup... The local Culpeper expert!
    While it's true I've been OCing on a regular basis for the 5 years or so I have lived in Culpeper, I would hardly qualify myself as an expert.

    That said, I'd be happy to share my experiences in and around the town...

    Sadly, I'll be out of town on the chosen date - so hopefully this turns into a monthly thing... I'd be down for one in January!

    Mrs. Livitup may decide to join with the munchkins... depending on her schedule and sanity.

    As far as locations goes, I have OC'd in all the chain restaurants in town without a problem. I have not ever had the opportunity to OC in one of the fancier establishments around Main street - mainly because on the few special occasions we have been to one of them, I want wine and etc. to compliment my meal!

    Good luck with this, and thanks to the OP for getting this off the ground. And don't worry, Richmond folks - I can eat out twice a month.

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    Regular_Joe wrote:
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    We are looking at either 11/20, 12/11 or 12/12. Is a Friday or Saturday evening best for our out-of-town guests?

    Culpeper: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...14&iwloc=A
    The Culpeper OC Dinner is Saturday, 12 December, @ 7:00pm.
    Looks like we will be at Luigi's Italian restaurant!
    http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl...18466552417045


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    I might come out, with my girlfriend, if she has the morning shift at her job that day. I enjoy driving, and we both enjoy good food.

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    Tess wrote:
    I'd like to attend; I'm fairly knowledgeable, and I'm a good speaker. Probably not as knowledgeable as ProShooter, but I've also been involved with OCDO since very near the beginning, and with VCDL for a number of years, so I can help out.

    Would have to be a Saturday evening if I'm to attend; it would take me 3 hours to get there after work on a Friday.
    Thanks, Tess! Got you down for one!

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