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    Did my first open carry today at the Lakewood Walmart. Usually CC with my Glock 23 in a shoulder holster but today I finally decided to take mycoat off. I was a little nervous at first but after a few min. I realized nobody was gonna friek out and start screaming lol. Got a few looks and the lady in electronics that I asked for help about an audio cord was very quick to answer my question and get the heck outta dodge....you could tell she was really nervous even though I had my wife and daughter with me and was very polite. Overall a really good experience and will be OCing more frequently now.

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    Congrats on joining us in the great world of open carry.
    You'll find the more you open carry the less nervous you are and the less nervous you are the more comfortable people are around you while open carrying. But there will always be the hoplophobe and they are usually fairly easy ignore.
    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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    Just be careful of front end jackassery if you use self checkout. Some guy tried telling me firearms were banned in the store and I couldn't carry, especially since he wasn't allowed to as an employee. I spoke with the manager who didn't seem to care at all.


    I spoke with someone on the phone and they said policy is to follow state law.

    http://forum.nwcdl.org/index.php?act...downfile;id=53

    That's a download link to a text file containing Wal-Mart contacts.

    If they give you any crap, ask for a manager. If they don't help, call the security chief.
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    I checked out at the farthest register from the front door and was treated very nicely by an older woman....thanks for the advice and the link.

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    Went out again today...radio shack and starbucks....both good experiences...just a couple eyeballs. :celebrate

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    Richard and I are sitting here in Starbucks on Bakerview openly carrying and enjoying this awesome sunny day.
    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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