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    What do you guys think?

    I live alone so I don't really go grocery shopping all that much, but when I do there's generally a little beer or whatever in the cart and who cares, it's just my grocery shopping, and I'm generally OC'ing.

    However, whenever I just run in to grab some alcohol and nothing else, I generally don't OC. Obviously not doing anything illegal, Just thinking image wise.

    Am I making too big of a deal over nothing?

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    I think you might be...Just my 2c

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    Remember the law change, and how it only applies to consumption of alcohol. Purchasing alcohol might get an extra head turn, but you aren't breaking the law so you have nothing to worry about or hide!
    "Before all else, be armed." -Nicolo Machiavelli

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend BCal View Post
    Remember the law change, and how it only applies to consumption of alcohol. Purchasing alcohol might get an extra head turn, but you aren't breaking the law so you have nothing to worry about or hide!
    The law doesn't say anything about consumption of alcohol. It says you may not handle or use your firearm in a negligent or unlawful manner if in intoxicated.


    http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C500-599/5710000030.HTM


    Many wish to normalize the image of OC. I say what could be more normal then, than doing the same normal things you normally would. If you already carry yourself in a manner where the image of you buying alcohol doesn't present a negative image, it should not change if you add a firearm. If we don't bring the focus on to the gun, then most of the time others will not even notice it. I think that is what we are all truly striving for, a time when the exercising of our rights warrants no notice.

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    i buy beer all the time when i OC.

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    Getting ready to head to the store for clorox and VO as we speak.

    The Vo is ok, but that bleach has me on edge!
    <big grin>

    First guess, young person, second guess some what new to oc.

    Try this, hold a beer can up at eye level, ask it is offended, if it answers discontinue the practice of carrying, if it does not, your all good and you have nothing to worry about.

    <more evil grinning>

    Just relax and do what feels fine to you, you have the freedom of choice, you never have to oc while buying beer, nor will you get into legal trouble if you decide to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend BCal View Post
    Remember the law change, and how it only applies to consumption of alcohol. Purchasing alcohol might get an extra head turn, but you aren't breaking the law so you have nothing to worry about or hide!
    Even prior to the language change to RSMO 571.030.1.(5) last year, it was not unlawful to possess or consume alcohol while in possession of a firearm. It was only unlawful if you became "intoxicated" and were also in possession of a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Boy View Post
    I live alone so I don't really go grocery shopping all that much, but when I do there's generally a little beer or whatever in the cart and who cares, it's just my grocery shopping, and I'm generally OC'ing.

    However, whenever I just run in to grab some alcohol and nothing else, I generally don't OC. Obviously not doing anything illegal, Just thinking image wise.

    Am I making too big of a deal over nothing?
    If you're worried about image, just try not to crack that 40 in the store. And pull up your pants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavageOne View Post
    Many wish to normalize the image of OC. I say what could be more normal then, than doing the same normal things you normally would. If you already carry yourself in a manner where the image of you buying alcohol doesn't present a negative image, it should not change if you add a firearm. If we don't bring the focus on to the gun, then most of the time others will not even notice it. I think that is what we are all truly striving for, a time when the exercising of our rights warrants no notice.
    Good point.

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