If any of you live close to the line, or are planning to come down this way soon, we have a vibrant OC group that meets regularly in the Huntsville area, and also smaller (but just as friendly) groups in Birmingham, and close to Montgomery.
We would love to have Tennessee visitors at any of out meetups. The most up-to-date info can be found at AlabamaOpenCarry.org, but we also check the Alabama forum here, too.
But seriously, the guys in Huntsville are doing an amazing job getting the word out and getting good exposure for the group. They OC regularly at a few different restaurants around town, have had booths at gun shows, including one at the North Alabama Regulators annual 'Ambush at Cavern Cove'.
They also OC in their regular, daily lives and hold the group record for the fewest LEO encounters (currently 0). One member, Ranger, even had the balls to approach an HPD SWAT unit that was eating at a Logan's to ask what they thought about OC and give them one of our law handouts.
So please, take the time to come down and meet these guys.You won't be disappointed.
Anytime you want to meet with us, please feel free to contact me at Alabama Open Carry.com. Our members group sort of outgrew the local Starbucks. We realized that when we had 6-7 guys trying to sit around one of their small tables. The group continues to grow and meet as members are making themselves known and as we spread the word about OC. Currrently, we have two locations where we are encouraged by the owners to OC as we meet. The primary is the Atlanta Bread Co. which is located in the Super Target shopping center on University Drive. The second is Posey's Restaurant in Hazel Green. Both are OC friendly and great places to meet and eat. Our regular meeting time is currently on Saturday morning at 10:30. If you can make it, you are welcomed to attend. For further info, go to the alabamaopencarry.com site and look up the North Alabama group in our Meetups and Events forum.