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    Middletown Walmart?

    Has anyone carried in the Walmart in Middletown? I have yet to OC. I guess I just need to grow a pair and go for it. I have a Smith & Wesson 5906 with a Galco Combat Master.

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    I've OC'd out there many times. I was once the recipient of an escort all the way to the door, and another time I was on the business end of a felony stop in the parking lot. I have not, however, been told that I was not allowed back in the store. The manager told me (after the felony stop) that they weren't the complainant and that I was still OK. These were both a while back and I haven't had a problem there since, I still go there with some frequency.

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    Good to hear. My only concern is that I'm 20 and look young. But I keep myself well kept and have a nice brown leather holster that I think would help towards the appearance. I'm still nervous bout it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond150 View Post
    Good to hear. My only concern is that I'm 20 and look young. But I keep myself well kept and have a nice brown leather holster that I think would help towards the appearance. I'm still nervous bout it though
    I like your choice of sidearm and holster! *S* Perhaps this will help you with your first carry:

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...rt+paintsville

    This was my first OC experience and how I handled it when it could've gone so wrong.
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    I was in a local gun shop and saw a police officer about to leave and i figured i would ask his opinion on open carry (I wasn't carrying, left it in the truck). He said he has only come across a few and it was no big deal, but he would not recommend it due to the fact that people tend to freak out I have yet to get up enough courage to OC yet haha

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    ^^^ Very good way of putting it. I go to school in a more rural area (Richmond, Ky) and have a few friends who have said they will open carry also. So I will probably try it out there first. Louisville is probably the most gun UN-friendly city in KY unfortunately.

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    I have noticed that most of the Louisville Metro officers are very nice and understanding. Never had a bad encounter with one (tickets, pulled over, etc.) Although the "EKU Law Enforcement" sticker may help on the tickets haha.

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    What happend with your felony stop v8? I cant beleive you got felony stopped for OCing in KY. Where they not aware of KY law, or was the caller one of those "guy with a gun there now" callers acting like youre about to shoot the place up, when you was just carrying your gun???

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    It's Not Louisville Metro, It's the Embedded Cities

    Quote Originally Posted by bond150 View Post
    I have noticed that most of the Louisville Metro officers are very nice and understanding. Never had a bad encounter with one (tickets, pulled over, etc.) Although the "EKU Law Enforcement" sticker may help on the tickets haha.
    All of the little cities embedded within Louisville Metro are the problem. Shively doesn't know there's a state constitution, Jeffersontown doesn't care that there's one, and St. Matthews operates under Mein Kampf.

    Those are the problems in Louisville, not LMPD.

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    I can only imagine what St. Matthews PD would do if I were to open carry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond150 View Post
    I can only imagine what St. Matthews PD would do if I were to open carry...
    I OCed in the Best Buy out there and was standing close to a LEO, he didn't say a word......but that's probably because he was standing on my weak side about 10 feet away talking to someone else. A person in line told me that I needed to "cover it up" and I told him that how I carried my sidearm wasn't his decision, he didn't have anything to say after that.

    I wouldn't be fearful to carry out there, know your laws and act like you know what your talking about and don't be afraid to request a supervisor on scene.
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    According to corporate walmart, the go by state law, which makes it ok to carry in any walmart in KY. As far as LEO, know the laws and let them know that you are up on the current KRS realating to carry of firearms. It is consitutionaly protected in KY, and if they try their Disorderly Conduct spill, they cant arrest you for that in KY. Look it up on the KRS website. There is 2 degrees, and neither has nething to do with openly carrying a weapon. You would have to have your gun out waving it at ppl for it to qualify. If they try, well then you have a great civil rights lawsuit to work on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfetteredMight View Post
    I OCed in the Best Buy out there and was standing close to a LEO, he didn't say a word......but that's probably because he was standing on my weak side about 10 feet away talking to someone else. A person in line told me that I needed to "cover it up" and I told him that how I carried my sidearm wasn't his decision, he didn't have anything to say after that.

    I wouldn't be fearful to carry out there, know your laws and act like you know what your talking about and don't be afraid to request a supervisor on scene.
    You summed it up very good! Additionally, it helps to have a sense of humour and to jovial when talking to individuals involved. Granted, you don't want to act foolish but to be light-hearted at key moments can completely defuse a bad situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KYGlockster View Post
    According to corporate walmart, the go by state law, which makes it ok to carry in any walmart in KY. As far as LEO, know the laws and let them know that you are up on the current KRS realating to carry of firearms. It is consitutionaly protected in KY, and if they try their Disorderly Conduct spill, they cant arrest you for that in KY. Look it up on the KRS website. There is 2 degrees, and neither has nething to do with openly carrying a weapon. You would have to have your gun out waving it at ppl for it to qualify. If they try, well then you have a great civil rights lawsuit to work on.
    An example:
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...rt+paintsville
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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroblades View Post
    I checked it out, you handled your self exceptionally well, I wonder if they try pestering someone lawfully carrying again? Hopefully corporate doesnt change this ne time soon, bc that is really the only large place I carry in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroblades View Post
    Additionally, it helps to have a sense of humour and to jovial when talking to individuals involved. Granted, you don't want to act foolish but to be light-hearted at key moments can completely defuse a bad situation.
    I completely agree. It's a bit of a mental game when you have a LEO encounter, your trying to calm the adrenaline induced panic that overtakes you the first few times, just so you can remember all the laws you've memorized lol.

    It gets a lot easier on subsequent encounters.

    The last one I had was with two LEOs at the Fern Creek Walmart. It was a younger cop and an older one, the younger one having spotted me coming in and getting the older one for backup I guess. He really didn't know what he was doing and the older one acted like he was wondering why they were even bothering me lol. That one lasted all of 2 minutes, completely pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KYGlockster View Post
    I checked it out, you handled your self exceptionally well, I wonder if they try pestering someone lawfully carrying again? Hopefully corporate doesnt change this ne time soon, bc that is really the only large place I carry in.
    Personally, I don't see any change coming at the moment but if the Wal Mart/DHS partnership moves forward, they might change that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfetteredMight View Post
    I completely agree. It's a bit of a mental game when you have a LEO encounter, your trying to calm the adrenaline induced panic that overtakes you the first few times, just so you can remember all the laws you've memorized lol.

    It gets a lot easier on subsequent encounters.

    The last one I had was with two LEOs at the Fern Creek Walmart. It was a younger cop and an older one, the younger one having spotted me coming in and getting the older one for backup I guess. He really didn't know what he was doing and the older one acted like he was wondering why they were even bothering me lol. That one lasted all of 2 minutes, completely pointless.
    Well, in those cases, I just tend to look at it this way, you've helped to educate a young LEO. *LOL* This should be one of the many things they're taught though, you's think! *LOL*
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