Did you ever get any problems? people bug you? challenge you? police ask you questions? I am looking at getting a pistol so I can OC but I wonder about these things.
Don't do that. Someone will respond when they have an answer.
Bumping threads on this forum is extremely bad form and borders on obnoxious.
Don't be that guy.
Oh, and several people on this forum and children of other forum members have OC'ed 18+ without too many problems. I'm sure they'll chime in all in good time.
The quiet war has begun, with silent weapons
And the newest slavery is to keep the people poor, and stupid
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Thank you for the advice, about bumping was bad. Sorry.
I started OCing while I was 19. 3 years later and I've never had any negative police interaction. I have only had positive and neutral encounters with other citizens, save for having been asked to leave a Walmart once and I've had to switch banks. All things considered, very uneventful.
My oldest daughter has been OCing for 14 months since she turned 18. I got her a Glock 21 for her birthday. She gets some looks, positive and neutral comments along with the usual "Can you do that???". She also carries "OC Cards" that explain VA laws. What you REALLY do need is a small digital voice recorder. I keep meaning to get one but haven't done so yet. Many that post here have had them when they were confronted by overzealous LEO's and it really does help when it comes down to "he said, she said".
If you'd like to talk to some of our younger members that have OC'd since they were under 21, come out to a dinner and get to know us. Some of us even get together for breakfast or just to hang out once in a while. Send me a PM if you want to talk to my daughter.
"If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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SERPA retention or concealed...
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I'm 20 and have been carring on and off since I was 18 with no problems. I've been carrying more recently and am actually OCing right now while I wait for my car at Pep Boys. Some people seem pretty curious but most pay no mind. Been through checkpoints and been next to cops in fast food places and they never said a word.
One more thought.. I know a guy that was OCing on his bike (bicycle) and a cop pulled him over and had a pretty lively exchange about his OC. I would bet the cop would have drawn on him if he saw him reach for ANYTHING without a command and even if he got the chance to explain.. "Sir.. I am just reaching for my phone so I can turn on the audio recording so I can have a record of this stop" he would have not been allowed to.
Clearly what we need is for someone to add a voice activated "begin recording" feature to one of these smartphone apps...
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