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    Hello All:

    Myself, like many others, are new to OC ing. My first experience with seeing anyone OC ing was 2 or 3 weeks ago when I was at Gander Mountain in Utica. I just received my income tax refund and was looking to stimulate the economy with the purchase of a new handgun when I met Scott Webb shopping with his family. A few other customers were remarking to each other how great it was that someone could “openly carry” and commented that “he must have gone through hell” to get a license to open carry.

    Scott opened the dialog about OC ing and we all had a great conversation about the benefits of OC ing.

    My ears were glued to every word he was saying. My mind was like a sponge trying to absorb all the information. Scott invited me to the informational seminar that was at Gander Mountain on the 20th.

    After attending the seminar, I ran home, grabbed all the uncomfortable expensive IWB holsters that I purchased since I’ve had my CPL and listed them on E-Bay. I felt like a women’s libber burning my bra.:celebrate

    (I kept one for special occasions though) Holster!! Not the Bra.:what:

    Since the 20th, I’ve been OC ing almost everywhere without any issues.

    I want to thank all the guys that take their own time out of their busy life’s to help educate and enlighten us.

    Dan, Mike, John and all the others that I met last Saturday, and especially Scott, you guys are the best.

    I have been passing on the information and hope to see ALL you guys again soon.

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    welcome calzonie hope you stick around for a while enjoy the site and if you would could you put your location under your name

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    calzonie: Welcome to ODCO.. Your welcome and I'm glad we were able to make a difference. If you have any questions in the future don't hesitate to post them in the forum or contact any of us.

    Mike

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    welcome to the forum, I'm glad to hear you're ocing, however it sounds like you jumped right in, while you have had good experiences so far, there is a bad one coming down the pipe, make sure you've gotten enough info to be prepaired for dealing with a negative encounter, especially with an LEO

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    kyleplusitunes wrote:
    welcome to the forum, I'm glad to hear you're ocing, however it sounds like you jumped right in, while you have had good experiences so far, there is a bad one coming down the pipe, make sure you've gotten enough info to be prepaired for dealing with a negative encounter, especially with an LEO
    Not me. Wouldnt jump to conclusions. One negative may happen just like you might get a flat. The only negative one I've had was at the Plymouth Ice Festival and it ended quite positive and the officer even apologized to us.

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    Yes it is good to be prepared but that does not mean that a bad exsperience will happen... things are much better now then even this time last year!
    Anything I post may be my opinion and not the law... you are responsible to do your own verification.

    Blackstone (1753-1765) maintains that "the law holds that it is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."

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    No, not really. I did my homework.And will continue too.Just because someone says it's ok to do something, I still need to find out on my own the pro's and con's. Since that day thatI was introduced to OC ing, I haven't been able to read anything else except information about the right that I never exercised. This experience has opened my eyes to alot of issues that I took for granted and never did anything about.

    If I do have an encounter with LEO, I feel confident that I will be able to handle myself professionally.

    Isaw something, I think on this forum that kind of made me think. "A RIGHT NOT EXERCISED IS A RIGHT SOON LOST"






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    Welcome!
    If guns cause crime, all mine are defective- Ted Nugent

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    Calzonie,

    I am glad to hear that you are exercising your rights and continuing to educate yourself on open carry.

    Thank you for attending the seminar and for sharing your experience with us all. You are the reason that we do what we do.



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    Welcome, calzonie!

    Hope to see you soon at an open carry get-together. Those are also great to bring alongany friends or family that are curious about OC (OC is optional).
    "The principle of self-defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi . . ."--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

    He who cannot protect himself or his nearest and dearest or their honor by non-violently facing death, may and ought to do so by violently dealing with the oppressor. He who can do neither of the two is a burden.--M. K. Gandhi

    "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." --M. K. Gandhi

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    Welcome, glad to hear your eyes are opened. I think I stated something to the same effect at GM to the group that I was speaking to while the first seminar was going on. That if nothing else, my study into OC has opened my eyes to other rights and problems with our legal system. OCDO and MOC have had a pretty major impact on how I view myself, my family and my country.

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    FatboyCykes wrote:
    Welcome, glad to hear your eyes are opened. I think I stated something to the same effect at GM to the group that I was speaking to while the first seminar was going on. That if nothing else, my study into OC has opened my eyes to other rights and problems with our legal system. OCDO and MOC have had a pretty major impact on how I view myself, my family and my country.
    This has been the case for me as well... in fact now when I look for firearms ordinances that need to be removed also look for 1A and 4A violations as well!
    Anything I post may be my opinion and not the law... you are responsible to do your own verification.

    Blackstone (1753-1765) maintains that "the law holds that it is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."

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    we got video of this yet?

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