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    Had dinner with a couple and their 16 year old son at a local restaurant while OCing my big black FN 5.7 and wearing my white "One Big Assed Mistake America" "T" shirt.

    As the wife and I pulled into the parking lot we were checking out 3 nice looking Goldwings parked in front of the restaurant while the riders (visiting after dinner before mounting their bikes) gawked at our SLK 280K with the top down as we pulled into the lot and then watched in awe as the hard top appeared out of the trunk.

    Wife went in to see if our guests had arrived and I started talking bikes (I have an 83 Goldwing). One of the ladies asked if many people gave me hell about my Obama shirt and I simply turned about 30 degrees left, raised my arm, looked at my weapon, and said "NOPE" (she was the only one that was out of position to see it). She was surprised but not startled and said "Didn't even see it". At this point the wife called that our friends were inside.

    After dinner the men folk stepped outside for a cigarette (the adults) and conversation, leaving the women folk inside to chit chat (and pay the bill). A woman comes out of the restaurant and approaches saying "I've never seen anyone carrying a gun, can I take your picture?". I ask "are you from California?" but she's from Eugene. So she tries to take the pic but it's her friends camera and conversation ensues while she's working on it. Then the friend comes out, she's from Austria, and more conversation.

    Finally the pictures get taken, apparently I'll be a big hit in Austria in a few days, and then the lady from Eugene and I talked some more. Apparently she's "read about it" but never seen it and doesn't own or like guns but had to ask about it. She was very supportive of lawful carry for those that chose to do so.

    Bottom line, no one ran screaming in fear on our way into the restaurant, in the restaurant, our while we were outside for probably half an hour. Lot's of people driving past the us in the parking lot looked per the friend I was talking with (some gawking even according to him) yet no cops showed up either. The word is getting out folks and Open Carry is becoming NORMAL.
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    so it takesa firearm strapped to my hipto make ME normal? who would have ever thought that?

    great ambassadorship to Austria and the Peoples Republic of Eugene!
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    I don't think a firearm on your hip could make you normal any more than it makes me normal. But that a firearm is on someones hip is becoming normal.

    We abnormal types won't be healed miraculously by simply wearing a firearm. Otherwise we could single handedly fix the broken educational system, Congress, our own Legislature, just by gluing guns to their sides.
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    So is OC a pre-existing condition?!

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    Ever since 1787
    "The Second Amendment speaks nothing to an unfettered Right". (Post # 100)
    "Restrictions are not infringements. Bans are infringements.--if it reaches beyond Reasonable bans". (Post # 103)
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    Your experience sounds great, I have had quite a few positive contacts in recent months and enjoy the nature of it. I am trying to find positive things to concentrate on right now as I am livid over the health care vote..
    I might need that government health care if my blood pressure doesn't come back down.. (snarf)..

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    Well done WTP! Hopefully the word will spread further with good ambassadorship, and cool heads. Liberal Portlanders will probably never get it, but who knows? Maybe someday we'll even elect a republican governor again!

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    Ironbar wrote:
    .... Liberal Portlanders will probably never get it, but who knows? Maybe someday we'll even elect a republican governor again!
    "liberal"??? "republican" ???? i dont care what party they are as long as they can read and understand the constitution that they swear to preserve and defend.

    they who govern best, govern least..... so if they stay out of my wallet, out of my bedroom and out of my gun cabinet i will refrain fromlabeling them.
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    You forgot "my doctor's office"


    "The Second Amendment speaks nothing to an unfettered Right". (Post # 100)
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    you will never be free of ANY outside influence in the doctors office as long as you use health insurance to pay the bills, it allows them to look at your records, monitor and limit your treatments and restrict your medications..... be free, pay in cash!!!!
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    So how does that work with the House passing Obamakill (I mean care)? Will the doctors even be allowed to take cash (legally) since that would undercut the ability of the gestapo to ration your health care access?
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    We-the-People wrote:
    So how does that work with the House passing Obamakill (I mean care)? Will the doctors even be allowed to take cash (legally) since that would undercut the ability of the gestapo to ration your health care access?
    This is an interesting question.. if I can stop yelling at the t.v. long enough to do some research..



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    The wife (remember SHE is the extremist in our house) wants to go to the Democratic HQ for the county on Sunday as Wyden is supposed to be there. Of course since I OC everywhere, that would be interesting. Not sure yet if the "appearance" is to pat the local dems on the back or address citizens in general.
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    Oh do keep us updated on that one would you? I keep getting disappointed when my call and e-mails are either ignored or form lettered.. I got Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy to stop e-mailing me when I kept debating her membership of MAIG. Oregon AG Kroger had a minion send me a form letter.. then made the statement in favor of the health care debacle... ack..

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    Yeah, you just gotta love it when you send a letter stating your opposition to something and get a reply back like "Thank you for your support".

    Grrrrrrrr

    Doesn't look like the Dem party office thing is going to happen, wife hasn't gotten any word on it.


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    I might be the only ambassador of OC in Eugene. I don't think I have ever seen anyone else do it. I have never had any problem OCing in Eugene yet.

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    I met a lady from Eugene a couple months ago while having an after dinner smoke outside a restaurant here. She came out and wanted to take a picture as she'd heard about it but never seen it (OC) before. I asked if she was from Calif and she said she was from Eugene.

    You need a bigger, more shiny weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHossUSMC View Post
    I might be the only ambassador of OC in Eugene. I don't think I have ever seen anyone else do it. I have never had any problem OCing in Eugene yet.
    First off, reviving a dead thread. Second off, Hoss, I'm new to the OC scene, however I've been getting nothing but positive reactions. A mutual friend of ours has fully encouraged me to go O.C., which I have no intention of not doing. I'm in the Eugene area, Northern outskirts specifically.

    Back to the thread: Was OCing in Creswell, Glock 17 in a dropleg Serpa. 8 or 9 people in the gas station. One guy asked if it was a 17 or 19 on my leg, told him what it was, he nodded and went about his business. Old timer behind the counter overheard us, looked up at me (Dressed in a tattered flannel jacket and black cargo pants), smiled and said "You sir, are a first class patriot"

    State troopers and local sheriffs are being entirely supportive of my decision too, which surprised the living hell out of me, but I'm not going to complain one bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybearfrmhell View Post
    so it takesa firearm strapped to my hipto make ME normal? who would have ever thought that?

    great ambassadorship to Austria and the Peoples Republic of Eugene!
    Eugene is not all that unfriendly to guns. I have never been asked to leave anywhere except Oregon community credit union. People started to recognize me as the guy from the gun videeo around town. It's kinda unsettling, but people love to ask me questions about it.

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    You guys keep talking like this and I may have to reconsider CO as my next move. I grew up in Western Washington and love the Northwest.

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    Old thread...yes...but to you guys that don't see anyone else OC...and you want to know if it is more common...ask someone that owns a shop in the town in question.

    To find out something of the WA liquor store law, one day I asked the gal that held the contract for the contract liquor store here in Tonasket...is there anything in your contract about open carry in your liquor store? (state law mandated that the state owned liquor stores allow carry) She replied "no, but lots of people do".

    I've lived outside Tonasket for over 7 years now...and have not observed anyone else OC in town...BUT...the lady at the liquor store says lots do...??? so ask a gun friendly store owner, and you might get a better idea how many actually do OC in your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esgar View Post
    First off, reviving a dead thread. Second off, Hoss, I'm new to the OC scene, however I've been getting nothing but positive reactions. A mutual friend of ours has fully encouraged me to go O.C., which I have no intention of not doing. I'm in the Eugene area, Northern outskirts specifically.

    Back to the thread: Was OCing in Creswell, Glock 17 in a dropleg Serpa. 8 or 9 people in the gas station. One guy asked if it was a 17 or 19 on my leg, told him what it was, he nodded and went about his business. Old timer behind the counter overheard us, looked up at me (Dressed in a tattered flannel jacket and black cargo pants), smiled and said "You sir, are a first class patriot"

    State troopers and local sheriffs are being entirely supportive of my decision too, which surprised the living hell out of me, but I'm not going to complain one bit.

    Reviving old thread yet again...

    I live in Creswell, am certainly considering OC soon. I never have since I have my permit, but feel it is needed anymore. I am impressed that you had such a positive experience here. I wasn't real sure what to expect honestly. LCSO is contracted here in town, but one officer per 12 hr shift doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy. I know for certain my boss would flip if he knew I carried at work, but the topic has never come up. I'm not real sure what to expect from Youjean on OC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodvw View Post
    Reviving old thread yet again...

    I live in Creswell, am certainly considering OC soon. I never have since I have my permit, but feel it is needed anymore. I am impressed that you had such a positive experience here. I wasn't real sure what to expect honestly. LCSO is contracted here in town, but one officer per 12 hr shift doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy. I know for certain my boss would flip if he knew I carried at work, but the topic has never come up. I'm not real sure what to expect from Youjean on OC.

    Eric
    You never know what your boss thinks unless you bring the subject up. Do you remember the church shooting in PA just before Christmas? Well, after Church Christmas day there was quite the "carry in church" discussion...which revealed 5 armed men, and, oh yes, 1 armed woman, everything from a little pocket pistol to a full sided .357 revolver and a full sized 1911. Some had carried before, and carry regularly, some were carrying just because of the PA insident.
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