Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Osage Beach/Lake Ozark/Eldon

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks, MO
    Posts
    41

    Osage Beach/Lake Ozark/Eldon

    Anyone do much OC in Osage Beach, Eldon or Lake Ozark. I have talked to one LEO friend in Osage Beach and he says it is legal, but not very common. Just wanted to see if anyone had any positive/negative experiences in this area. I open carry in my vehicle to and from my farm all the time, but wanted some input on if it would be a bad idea to keep it on when going from the farm to places of businesses to pick up items while I am carrying.
    thanks,
    Last edited by Coach Ike; 04-16-2011 at 10:26 AM.

  2. #2
    Regular Member cash50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    349
    I've never seen it done down there.

    If you're uncomfortable, just conceal it.

    If you can't (legally) conceal it, carry it openly.

    I don't think it would be a bad idea to carry your firearm.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    231
    I was curious about that area too. I am going down there quite a bit this summer and would like to know. I am 1 for 2 with OC going well though so I don't know if I want to play those odds.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks, MO
    Posts
    41
    Yes, Lancers, I have been following your exploits and exploitations. I really hope you can get things settled. It is too bad how things work out sometimes when we don't really have any control over the actions of others. That is why I am trying to get some input on the local area. I really believe you were wronged in your situation and I can only go by what I have seen on here. I also know that I sometimes make things worse by saying things that I may have said differently if I had a chance to think things out, (speaking from experience here, lots of it). I hope we can all learn from what has unfortunately happened to you. I think you have given us the opportunity to think things out in foresight rather than hindsight.

    good luck

  5. #5
    Accomplished Advocate
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    1,924
    Quote Originally Posted by lancers View Post
    I was curious about that area too. I am going down there quite a bit this summer and would like to know. I am 1 for 2 with OC going well though so I don't know if I want to play those odds.
    You might want to think long and hard about it. When you are still advertising yourself as a person whom likes to "antagonize cops" a firearm changes the game a lot.

    I really do not want to read about you in the paper or hear about really serious charges filed against you etc.

    You can do what ever you want, I ain't your daddy.

    You have a bad reputation and more than one officer has made it clear that they will ignore the law when it comes to yourself and I really do not want to see that video.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Jefferson City, Mo., ,
    Posts
    490
    LOZ cops don't play, homie.

  7. #7
    Regular Member cash50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    349
    Quote Originally Posted by Festus_Hagen View Post
    LOZ cops don't play, homie.
    Sheeeeyiit they prolly ride around on boats trying to get a peek at some titties down in party cove. At least that's how I like to picture it.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    396
    Quote Originally Posted by Festus_Hagen View Post
    LOZ cops don't play, homie.
    Well there you have it. I guess nobody should OC around that area because those cops don't play. So don't even think about exercising any rights if someone, wearing some kind of uniform with some kind of authority decides they are going to stand up and tell you its by their rules and their rules only.

    If you do happen to go down there, now being warned that these guys don't want to mess around with somebody who dares do something perfectly legal, don't expect some people around here to back you up should you be shook down, cuffed and thrown in a cell with some bogus D.C. charge or BS weapons violation that doesn't even exist because dem cops don't play dat game homboy. Afterall, its almost as if legally carrying a sidearm openly in public is just cop baiting and begging to get yourself put down on the ground, right?


    On a different note without the sarcasm, I live a little more than a half an hour away and go down there infrequently to fish below Bagnell Dam. I've carried at Osage Beach Wal Mart and into several gas stations and around the dam and boat ramp. I've met Game Warden's on two occaisions that checked my fishing permit and neither made any mention of my sidearm. The only time anyone has queried me about it, it was another fisherman politely asking me if I was in L.E.. I'm a middle aged guy, dresses moderately and probably doesn't do anything to draw any attention to myself. I can't speak for others but I personally feel comfortable in that area and though my trips to that area are rather sparse, I have had no issues.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Lake of the Ozarks, MO
    Posts
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by MK View Post
    Well there you have it. I guess nobody should OC around that area because those cops don't play. So don't even think about exercising any rights if someone, wearing some kind of uniform with some kind of authority decides they are going to stand up and tell you its by their rules and their rules only.

    If you do happen to go down there, now being warned that these guys don't want to mess around with somebody who dares do something perfectly legal, don't expect some people around here to back you up should you be shook down, cuffed and thrown in a cell with some bogus D.C. charge or BS weapons violation that doesn't even exist because dem cops don't play dat game homboy. Afterall, its almost as if legally carrying a sidearm openly in public is just cop baiting and begging to get yourself put down on the ground, right?


    On a different note without the sarcasm, I live a little more than a half an hour away and go down there infrequently to fish below Bagnell Dam. I've carried at Osage Beach Wal Mart and into several gas stations and around the dam and boat ramp. I've met Game Warden's on two occaisions that checked my fishing permit and neither made any mention of my sidearm. The only time anyone has queried me about it, it was another fisherman politely asking me if I was in L.E.. I'm a middle aged guy, dresses moderately and probably doesn't do anything to draw any attention to myself. I can't speak for others but I personally feel comfortable in that area and though my trips to that area are rather sparse, I have had no issues.
    Thanks MK. That makes me feel better. I too am a middle aged guy that likes to fish below the dam occasionally.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Jefferson City, Mo., ,
    Posts
    490
    Quote Originally Posted by MK View Post
    Well there you have it. I guess nobody should OC around that area because those cops don't play. So don't even think about exercising any rights if someone, wearing some kind of uniform with some kind of authority decides they are going to stand up and tell you its by their rules and their rules only.

    If you do happen to go down there, now being warned that these guys don't want to mess around with somebody who dares do something perfectly legal, don't expect some people around here to back you up should you be shook down, cuffed and thrown in a cell with some bogus D.C. charge or BS weapons violation that doesn't even exist because dem cops don't play dat game homboy. Afterall, its almost as if legally carrying a sidearm openly in public is just cop baiting and begging to get yourself put down on the ground, right?

    Damn, I never got bothered.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •