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    Well This weekend the missus and I went to the Best Buy in Springfield to get her the latest season of Bones. Been there numerous times with no problems so no big deal. I go through the door and start to browse the movies. The guy at the door was,"Excuse me sir" so I go over to talk to him. He starts to ask if I am LEO and is looking nervous at the gun. I tell him no and explain about open carry in VA and the laws. I ask him if I can give him a card and he says sure so I pull my orange VCDL card out to give to him and tell him if he is interested in learning more to go to the VCDL site and this one.

    What amazed me is he face went from nervous to calm as soon as he saw the card with VA laws and such quoted on it. He said thank you then I went back to my shopping. Quite handy having some type of documentation on you saying what the laws are when out and about. Now I just need to pick up a lot more of those cards at the next meeting. Between some people in my apartment complex and that I am out again.

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    Uber_Olafsun wrote:
    Well This weekend the missus and I went to the Best Buy in Springfield to get her the latest season of Bones. Been there numerous times with no problems so no big deal. I go through the door and start to browse the movies. The guy at the door was,"Excuse me sir" so I go over to talk to him. He starts to ask if I am LEO and is looking nervous at the gun. I tell him no and explain about open carry in VA and the laws. I ask him if I can give him a card and he says sure so I pull my orange VCDL card out to give to him and tell him if he is interested in learning more to go to the VCDL site and this one.

    What amazed me is he face went from nervous to calm as soon as he saw the card with VA laws and such quoted on it. He said thank you then I went back to my shopping. Quite handy having some type of documentation on you saying what the laws are when out and about. Now I just need to pick up a lot more of those cards at the next meeting. Between some people in my apartment complex and that I am out again.
    This is one of the places I open carry to the most. I've never had a problem there other than the normal downward glances. Must be a new guy?

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    I would agree, out of all the places in the Kingstowne/Springfield area this is the place I've most seen people OC.

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    Well it will be a lot easier to open carry since I can wear shorts now. Kind of hard to when you have a ton of rain and snow around and have to keep from freezing. My barber shop I go to is all foreign ladies and they have no problem there either.

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    Uber_Olafsun wrote:
    Well it will be a lot easier to open carry since I can wear shorts now. Kind of hard to when you have a ton of rain and snow around and have to keep from freezing. My barber shop I go to is all foreign ladies and they have no problem there either.
    In Springfield? Which one?

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    I've OC'd in there w/o incident. At the pet store next door as well,

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    BEST BUY's POLICY

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    Best
    Buy strives to comply with all applicable law and statues.

    Best
    Buy also strives to provide a safe and comfortable shopping environment for all our customers.

    Best Buy does not ban guns at our retail locations.

    As a general rule, Best Buy does not post “no guns allowed” signs in our stores and we are not aware of any individual stores that might have posted such a sign.

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/reply.php

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    richarcm wrote:
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    Well it will be a lot easier to open carry since I can wear shorts now. Kind of hard to when you have a ton of rain and snow around and have to keep from freezing. My barber shop I go to is all foreign ladies and they have no problem there either.
    In Springfield? Which one?
    Well its actually the Kingstowne area. In the shopping center with the safeway and the giant with the movie theater there is a place called Image and Styles across from the Cox store. Real friendly and chatty staff.

    Petsmart has been real nice as well to carry in. I guess I am not as scary with the big bad gun when I am walking a 12 pound Pomeranian.

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    Uber_Olafsun wrote:
    richarcm wrote:
    Uber_Olafsun wrote:
    Well it will be a lot easier to open carry since I can wear shorts now. Kind of hard to when you have a ton of rain and snow around and have to keep from freezing. My barber shop I go to is all foreign ladies and they have no problem there either.
    In Springfield? Which one?
    Well its actually the Kingstowne area. In the shopping center with the safeway and the giant with the movie theater there is a place called Image and Styles across from the Cox store. Real friendly and chatty staff.

    Petsmart has been real nice as well to carry in. I guess I am not as scary with the big bad gun when I am walking a 12 pound Pomeranian.




    My 9 month old baby girl does the same thing! Even in her pink camo...

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    Well it will be a lot easier to open carry since I can wear shorts now.
    Are you OC'ing in an ankle holster?

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    zoom6zoom wrote:
    Well it will be a lot easier to open carry since I can wear shorts now.
    Are you OC'ing in an ankle holster?
    Now that would be funny but I am one of those people that hates wearing multiple layers of clothes. When I have my gun on my side with a jacket or heavier clothes just feel uncomfortable to me. Heck I usually only wear a windbreaker in winter. Since I usually stay pretty warm I go almost straight to shorts from winter to springtime. Not much of a pants no jacket type of guy.

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    Uber_Olafsun wrote:
    richarcm wrote:
    Uber_Olafsun wrote:
    Well it will be a lot easier to open carry since I can wear shorts now. Kind of hard to when you have a ton of rain and snow around and have to keep from freezing. My barber shop I go to is all foreign ladies and they have no problem there either.
    In Springfield? Which one?
    Well its actually the Kingstowne area. In the shopping center with the safeway and the giant with the movie theater there is a place called Image and Styles across from the Cox store. Real friendly and chatty staff.

    Petsmart has been real nice as well to carry in. I guess I am not as scary with the big bad gun when I am walking a 12 pound Pomeranian.
    I might have to stop by next time (this weekend)

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    Uber_Olafsun wrote:
    Petsmart has been real nice as well to carry in. I guess I am not as scary with the big bad gun when I am walking a 12 pound Pomeranian.
    I don't know...isthe Pomeranianloaded?

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    richarcm wrote:
    Uber_Olafsun wrote:
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    I might have to stop by next time (this weekend)
    when I walk Zeus, no one even sees the gun.

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    pourshot wrote:
    Uber_Olafsun wrote:
    Petsmart has been real nice as well to carry in. I guess I am not as scary with the big bad gun when I am walking a 12 pound Pomeranian.
    I don't know...isthe Pomeranianloaded?
    The way she acts you would think she is sometimes. Think the dog from Blade Trinity without the separating jaw.

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    peter nap wrote:
    when I walk Zeus, no one even sees the gun.
    Zeus is carrying now? OC I presume.

    Yata hey
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    Grapeshot wrote:
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    when I walk Zeus, no one even sees the gun.
    Zeus is carrying now? OC I presume.

    Yata hey
    He likes the 9" 12 ga.:shock:

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    As long as it came from the factory with a pistol grip and no stock, ATF doesn't care how long the barrel is.


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    peter nap wrote:
    when I walk Zeus, no one even sees the gun.
    I doubt anyone even sees you!

    :P

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    wylde007 wrote: Off Topic
    As long as it came from the factory with a pistol grip and no stock, ATF doesn't care how long the barrel is.

    Scratch built inline. It started life as a 2" round axle.

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    peter nap wrote:
    wylde007 wrote: Off Topic
    As long as it came from the factory with a pistol grip and no stock, ATF doesn't care how long the barrel is.

    Scratch built inline. It started life as a 2" round axle.
    Which Zeus undoubtedly chewed to the 9" length.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    wylde007 wrote: Off Topic
    As long as it came from the factory with a pistol grip and no stock, ATF doesn't care how long the barrel is.

    Scratch built inline. It started life as a 2" round axle.
    Which Zeus undoubtedly chewed to the 9" length.

    Yata hey
    Not yet but he did get one of the pin fire shells I made for it.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    BEST BUY's POLICY

    from Customer Contact <
    CustomerContact@bestbuy.com>
    to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    date Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 7:31 PM
    subject Best Buy Gun policy - XXXXXXXX
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    Best
    Buy strives to comply with all applicable law and statues.

    Best
    Buy also strives to provide a safe and comfortable shopping environment for all our customers.

    Best Buy does not ban guns at our retail locations.

    As a general rule, Best Buy does not post “no guns allowed” signs in our stores and we are not aware of any individual stores that might have posted such a sign.

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/reply.php

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    Any chance I can talk you into forwarding that email to me? There's one opening in town, and I plan on browsing.

    'course, with their prices, I doubt I'll be taking anything with me.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    AbNo wrote:
    Grapeshot wrote:
    BEST BUY's POLICY

    from Customer Contact <
    CustomerContact@bestbuy.com>
    to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    date Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 7:31 PM
    subject Best Buy Gun policy - XXXXXXXX
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    bestbuy.com

    Best
    Buy strives to comply with all applicable law and statues.

    Best
    Buy also strives to provide a safe and comfortable shopping environment for all our customers.

    Best Buy does not ban guns at our retail locations.

    As a general rule, Best Buy does not post “no guns allowed” signs in our stores and we are not aware of any individual stores that might have posted such a sign.

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/reply.php

    Yata hey


    Any chance I can talk you into forwarding that email to me? There's one opening in town, and I plan on browsing.

    'course, with their prices, I doubt I'll be taking anything with me.
    Copied from here:

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...BUY%27s+POLICY

    Yata hey
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Nice. This needs to be a sticky elsewhere. Why is it in the Michigan section?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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