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    I had a meeting with some headhunters in East Hartford today, so I just HAD to stop at Cabelas. Was dressed in khakis, white long-sleeve dress shirt, nice shoes.Noticed the signs on the doors that said that CC and OC are fine. OC'd of course. Walked-in with my Sig P239 (.40) on my hip. Got a brief glance from the guy at the door,a glance from the guys working the gun counter, and a final glance from a guy asking if I needed help while I was pawing through the pistol magazine displays. Got a cup of coffee in the cafe, paid for my stuff, and left.

    I wasn't asked to check my gun, unload it, cover it up, or put it in my car.

    Went to Stop & Shop (Newington - Fenn Road). Still OC'ing.Was dressed the same. Did weekly grocery shopping. No reactions from other shoppers, employees, or the store manager. No old folks ran out of the store in panic, and theemployeesof the bank branch in the store didn't press theMWAG alarm when I walked by.

    Another quiet day.

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    MGoduto wrote:
    I wasn't asked to check my gun, unload it, cover it up, or put it in my car.
    Right, I was assured by manager Mark's manager that the managers and employees have been properly trained now. Haven't actually made it back up there, hoping no one else will have any issues.

    Went to Stop & Shop (Newington - Fenn Road).
    Sounds like my experiences with Big Y in North Branford. I get some stares (probably not even because of the gun!), but otherwise everyone is polite and friendly like I am.
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    Also, depending on your overall appearence people may just assume your a LEO off duty or something. I was speaking with a Stamford officer the other day and he is still under the impression that open carrying is considered breach of peace.


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    Right, I was assured by manager Mark's manager that the managers and employees have been properly trained now. Haven't actually made it back up there, hoping no one else will have any issues.



    Sounds like my experiences with Big Y in North Branford. I get some stares (probably not even because of the gun!), but otherwise everyone is polite and friendly like I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickNt View Post
    I was speaking with a Stamford officer the other day and he is still under the impression that open carrying is considered breach of peace.
    What is his name?

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    Not sure off the top of my head. He is a nice guy but as i said still thinks it's BOP. I informed him of a couple incidents, including yours Rich B where the police knew they wouldn't be able to prosecute you so they decided to drop the charges. Have you ever been down this way open carrying? I would curious to your experience in stamford.



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    What is his name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickNt View Post
    Not sure off the top of my head. He is a nice guy but as i said still thinks it's BOP. I informed him of a couple incidents, including yours Rich B where the police knew they wouldn't be able to prosecute you so they decided to drop the charges. Have you ever been down this way open carrying? I would curious to your experience in stamford.
    I have not been to Stamford in general. That police department needs to be contacted. That officer is dangerously misinformed.

    If you could find out the officer's name, it would be a big help.

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    Yea i am not sure off the top of my head, i remember faces better then names generally. If you want to contact the chief of stamford i could supply you with his email, my contact with him did not amount to anything.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    I have not been to Stamford in general. That police department needs to be contacted. That officer is dangerously misinformed.

    If you could find out the officer's name, it would be a big help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickNt View Post
    If you want to contact the chief of stamford i could supply you with his email
    Sure, I would be happy to take it.

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    RNivakoff@ci.stamford.ct.us

    There you go, let me know if you get anything positive. Just don't mention me at the moment. Eitherway, let me know if you turn up anything positive, thank you


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    Sure, I would be happy to take it.
    Last edited by NickNt; 06-30-2010 at 10:48 PM.

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    Any luck with emailing him Rich B?


    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    Sure, I would be happy to take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickNt View Post
    Any luck with emailing him Rich B?
    Been busy, haven't been in the country for about 10 days now. Will update you as I go...

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    Hey Rich B , it's been a couple weeks, did you have any luck with Stamford? If not I may try emailing again, but let me know
    Last edited by NickNt; 07-28-2010 at 11:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickNt View Post
    Hey Rich B , it's been a couple weeks, did you have any luck with Stamford? If not I may try emailing again, but let me know
    I have not gotten a chance to try yet. It is on my list though.

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    Hey Rich, Did you ever get around to emailing stamford pd?


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    I have not gotten a chance to try yet. It is on my list though.

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    Cabelas...

    Just thought I would throw this in here... My girlfriend (and permit holder) works at Cabela's now. She told me that during orientation they tell all new employees that open carry is fine in CT and not to be concerned if they see someone doing so. I was glad to hear that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim77 View Post
    Just thought I would throw this in here... My girlfriend (and permit holder) works at Cabela's now. She told me that during orientation they tell all new employees that open carry is fine in CT and not to be concerned if they see someone doing so. I was glad to hear that.
    Thats a great update.

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    I've OC'd in Cabela's a few times in the last couple months, nary a second look. Of course, I OC just about everywhere now with no problems. Probably because OC is becoming a little more common here and has been in the media also. Now if we could get more CC people to take the jump, it would become even more common place..........

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    I oc in Pa almost all the time now..I visit the Bloomfield area a few times a year & cc there.I do have a Ct license..How is the oc situation around Bloomfield? I will be going there in a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickNt View Post
    Also, depending on your overall appearence people may just assume your a LEO off duty or something. I was speaking with a Stamford officer the other day and he is still under the impression that open carrying is considered breach of peace.
    First, let me say I am all for people WITH a pistol permit to carry OC or CC. With that being said I think people that OC need to realize that every OC situation is different. The police may be called and respond and they may not. If the police respond nothing may happen or something may happen,again, depends on the situation and it's facts and circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellydonut View Post
    First, let me say I am all for people WITH a pistol permit to carry OC or CC. With that being said I think people that OC need to realize that every OC situation is different. The police may be called and respond and they may not. If the police respond nothing may happen or something may happen,again, depends on the situation and it's facts and circumstances.
    Yes something may happen, but they cant charge you with anything. Well they could but it wont stick in court. Also how do you raise awareness if you dont do it and let the public see it and thats its alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellydonut View Post
    If the police respond nothing may happen or something may happen,again, depends on the situation and it's facts and circumstances.
    This is the case for anything. Anyone can call the police on you at anytime, anywhere for anything. This has nothing to do with OC.

    Fact is, they cannot lawfully arrest or detain you for the simple act of carrying your weapon in the open.

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    You guys have got to stop feeding the TROLL!!!
    Why bother????

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