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    Cheapest I've found...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SylntSleepr View Post
    I will look into it, thanks. The only place I know of in Independence is Crossfire/Armsmart, but that doesn't mean it's the only one. Thanks again!
    Crossfire sounds right. I'm about 95% sure that's it. Come in the front door and the counter is on the right with the range straight back and a few shelves of stuff on the left, IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oramac View Post
    Crossfire sounds right. I'm about 95% sure that's it. Come in the front door and the counter is on the right with the range straight back and a few shelves of stuff on the left, IIRC.

    That would be the one. Only been in there once, pretty good drive for me. Seems Independence has more than one good place to visit so I'll be headed that way soon. Thanks to all who replied, you have been very helpful.
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    OC in Scott City, MO

    I open carried for the first time today. I was in Scott City, MO. I called the locals and they confirmed no local law or ordinance against open carry. I got a few "wtf" looks, but no trouble at all.

    Cape Girardeau, MO only allows CC. Sikeston allows OC with unloaded only. Kelso has no local law and is unrestricted. Benton is OC friendly as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artw1982 View Post
    I open carried for the first time today. I was in Scott City, MO. I called the locals and they confirmed no local law or ordinance against open carry. I got a few "wtf" looks, but no trouble at all.

    Cape Girardeau, MO only allows CC. Sikeston allows OC with unloaded only. Kelso has no local law and is unrestricted. Benton is OC friendly as well.
    Welcome to our world.

    Good that you got an honest reply, but it is ill advised to ask local LEA - they won't defend you in court.

    Better to research the actual ordinances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artw1982 View Post
    I open carried for the first time today. I was in Scott City, MO. I called the locals and they confirmed no local law or ordinance against open carry. I got a few "wtf" looks, but no trouble at all.

    . Sikeston allows OC with unloaded only.
    This from Sullivan Publications who hosts the ordinances for Sikeston Mo. Look at the parts in BOLD!

    SECTION 210.250: WEAPONS -- CARRYING CONCEALED -- OTHER UNLAWFUL USE

    A. A person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons if he/she knowingly:

    1. Carries concealed upon or about his/her person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use;

    2. Sets a spring gun;

    3. Discharges or shoots a firearm within the City limits;*

    4. Exhibits, in the presence of one (1) or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner;

    5. Has a firearm or projectile weapon readily capable of lethal use on his/her person, while he/she is intoxicated, and handles or otherwise uses such firearm or projectile weapon in either a negligent or unlawful manner or discharges such firearm or projectile weapon unless acting in self defense;

    6. Openly carries a firearm or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use within the City limits;

    7. Carries a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any school, onto any school bus, or onto the premises of any function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the district school board.

    D. Subparagraphs (1), (6) and (7) of Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to any person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to Sections 571.101 to 571.121, RSMo., or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms issued by another State or political subdivision of another State.
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    Today I turned 18. I've been preparing myself for OC for a while now. After we went to the range, me and a friend and her mom dropped by a Dollar General in Springfield, I was OC'ing the Glock 19 my dad gave me as my birthday gift. We were there about 15 minutes, I got a bottle of water and they got some batteries and an SD card. Since I've always been told that the first time OC'ing you would be nervous, I was surprised to find that I wasn't. I felt completely comfortable. Maybe a tad more vigilant that usual, but not nervous.

    After that we headed over to Los Vaqueros to eat supper with some friends and OCDO people. Although only one guy from here came, we had a great time! My dad even gave me a cake with a Glock printed on it! haha!

    After we stuffed ourselves there, me, my dad, my friend and her mom all headed to Bass Pro since they hadn't been there in over a decade. We walked through every department and were there for about 2 hours. Not a single problem. I guess I was so comfortable I never even noticed any looks.

    All in all I had a great day, and plan on OC'ing everywhere I can.

    Also, today I received news that a fellow gun enthusiast I used to know was hit with an IED in Afghanistan and is in serious condition. Please pray for him and his wife and 3 kids. It's only because of heroes like him that I can step outside my home without fear.

    God bless and carry on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boba Fett View Post
    --snip--

    Also, today I received news that a fellow gun enthusiast I used to know was hit with an IED in Afghanistan and is in serious condition. Please pray for him and his wife and 3 kids. It's only because of heroes like him that I can step outside my home without fear.

    God bless and carry on!
    Sorry to hear about your friend. If you can get a message to him tell him how much we appreciate him and are pulling for him. There are too few words..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterarthur View Post
    LOL... most cops look shocked when I tell them I carry a 357sig Glock 32. Some ask "Why so much firepower?" to which I reply "You have to ask??"
    I guess I didn't realize that the .357 sig was so much firepower? Thats what I carry all the time! I never felt I was carrying too much!

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    Today I carried all day, we went to the Brass Armadillo, all over Lees Summit, and we are currently eating at 54th Street Grill and Bar. Only had one person even ask, and he was excited that people still open carry.

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    Carried as soon as I got done with my guard drilling. Went and did some baby shopping at Walmart in raytown and thought it was kinda funny seeing the same manager pop up in the same places we were. There was even a cop there and not once did I get confronted till I left and a man asked how I managed make it thru the whole store and not get stopped once.

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    The other day I stopped by my barber shop for the first time since the old owners moved to Florida

    But in any case, they have two new dudes who are kinda melancholy, and a foreign lady who work there now. One of the guys motioned me to a chair. As he started cutting my hair he asked if I was an LEO. I told him no, just a poor college student.

    When he was done cutting I got up and the lady saw my Glock. She pointed and said, "Is that real gun?" with a big smile on her face. I told her yeah and (apparently she's really talkative) she proceeded to ramble on and on abut how she didn't like guns but when she came to America she realized that you need them for protection and how maybe she should get one.

    I'm still sad to see my Vietnamese barbers move away, and I'm not crazy about the new guys, but maybe I'll just ask to have the lady cut my hair from now on, she's hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boba Fett View Post
    she proceeded to ramble on and on abut how she didn't like guns but when she came to America she realized that you need them for protection and how maybe she should get one.
    Sounds like she has entirely the wrong impression of gun and gun ownership to me. Hopefully you can enlighten her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oramac View Post
    Sounds like she has entirely the wrong impression of gun and gun ownership to me. Hopefully you can enlighten her.
    She struck me more as the type that had never thought about it much.
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    As previously mentioned in a prior post on this thread, I open carry a lot and do so frequently at QuikTrip. I had an encounter two nights ago with the Clay County Sheriff's department and don't know if I should post all the details here yet. The LEO in question was polite and took my information, which I volunteered, but I was improperly informed by the LEO that it is illegal to open carry in Kansas City.

    How should I proceed?
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    today first time i open carried

    ok went to vote today, did not open carry at the polls but hand guns was in my truck. After voting Iwent out to truck armed my self and headed into town if you call Shell Knob, Missouri a town to the Country Fresh Market Open Carring my S&W .40 cal and CCW my .22 semi~auto phoenix. To my surprise the store manager nor anyone else said a word the manager looked at me seen the gun and said not a word. And here i was thinking someone would call LEO on me (nothing notta zip zero). but good news is now that i got the first time done with i shall done that more often

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&W_Guy View Post
    I was improperly informed by the LEO that it is illegal to open carry in Kansas City.

    How should I proceed?
    Thats no biggie, LEO's are misinformed all the time. Some know the correct ordinances thay are sworn to uphold, others dont. It is LEGAL to open carry in KCMO, PERIOD. I cant count on both hands a feet, the number of misinformed, ignorant, stubborn, hard headed, ect... LEO's that have TRIED to inform me that I was illegally Open Carrying, I politely informed them they were mistaken... and to provide a ordinance or statute I was in violation of. So far..... it has always ened with,"Have a nice day".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richieg150 View Post
    Thats no biggie, LEO's are misinformed all the time. Some know the correct ordinances thay are sworn to uphold, others dont. It is LEGAL to open carry in KCMO, PERIOD. I cant count on both hands a feet, the number of misinformed, ignorant, stubborn, hard headed, ect... LEO's that have TRIED to inform me that I was illegally Open Carrying, I politely informed them they were mistaken... and to provide a ordinance or statute I was in violation of. So far..... it has always ened with,"Have a nice day".
    Thanks, Richieg. I thought as much.

    I still haven't heard back from QuikTrip corporate. As soon as I hear anything, I let you all know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S&W_Guy View Post
    As previously mentioned in a prior post on this thread, I open carry a lot and do so frequently at QuikTrip. I had an encounter two nights ago with the Clay County Sheriff's department and don't know if I should post all the details here yet. The LEO in question was polite and took my information, which I volunteered, but I was improperly informed by the LEO that it is illegal to open carry in Kansas City.

    How should I proceed?
    This is just me, but I would personally fie a complaint. My reasoning being if LEAs get enough complaints about officers not being informed on the laws they are sworn to uphold, then that might change. We've seen it happen all over the country where media and activists gain enough attention, that the LEAs will perform some training, and now the officers all know the law. As I said, my hope in filing a complaint would be for this to happen locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S&W_Guy View Post
    As previously mentioned in a prior post on this thread, I open carry a lot and do so frequently at QuikTrip. I had an encounter two nights ago with the Clay County Sheriff's department and don't know if I should post all the details here yet. The LEO in question was polite and took my information, which I volunteered, but I was improperly informed by the LEO that it is illegal to open carry in Kansas City.

    How should I proceed?
    By responding consensually, you forgo your rights except to request the the officer be informed/educated in the law.
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    I realize this is a very old post, But you are my hero!

    Quote Originally Posted by xdmcompact View Post
    Tonight the all important first police incounter. I did not have my phone ready so no audio or video I took my usual walk thru Bella Villa and an officer had someone pulled over, as I walked by he seen my firearm and yelled hey you. Was not sure he was directing it at me so I kept walking, he then says are you a security guard. I turn and walk back towards him, he asks if I am a cop, I say no and he asks what I am doing. I said I am taking a walk, then asks what I am doing with that thing referring to my firearm, then says that has to be concealed. I inform him that open carry is legal with a CCW permit in Bella Villa, he says no its not that he has never even heard of someone open carrying and that it is illegal.

    I inform him of his own ordinance that on line six it states that open carry is illegal, but then explain that on line D that it is indeed legal with a CCW permit. He then states that open carry is not allowed in Missouri. I inform him that it is indeed legal and that even in some municipalities that no permit is required to open carry. He then says you know how stupid that looks and that I should cover it up, I respond thanks for your opinion but it is legal. He then says its not legal in Illinois and I inform him that it is legal but has to be in a locked case and the gun and ammo have to be seperated. He then asks me if I think its cool I said no its my right, he says I would rather you cover it up because what if someone doesn't ask you for it they just hit you over the head and take it. I respond that I understand his fears but those are his not mine, says that he is going to look into it and he says that he hopes I am not lying because if I am he better not see me open carrying again. He says that it sounds like I know more about the law than he does and to have a good night.
    XD this is awesome, I hope I someday get the knowledge level you are with OC. You could have pushed it more and asked why he was impersonating an officer because he clearly didnít know the law at all. How can he swear to uphold laws if he doesnít know them??? Along with your knowledge I need to grow a set and OC.. Awesome story my friend.

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    Asked to not come back with gun at Walgreens

    So tonight I headed over to Walgreens to get some passport photos so I can apply for a concealed carry license from Maine. My mom came along with me. It was the Walgreens at Kearney and Kansas in Springfield, MO.

    So I get the photo taken and while we're waiting mom starts looking at stuff. The manager, who had come out of the back room for some reason or another saw my Glock on his way back to the back room, and came over to me.

    _____________________________________

    "Are you a police officer?"

    "No."

    "We don't allow guns in the store, so next time don't bring it in." *Walks away really fast*

    "Ok......."

    So when the photo's are done the picture guy comes over and tells me they're ready at register 1. I go over to the register and there's a lady who's the cashier.

    "Are these photos yours?"

    "Yes ma'am"

    "I thought so. Are you in the armed forces?" *rings up the item and gives me total*

    "Nope."

    "Oh ok. I just saw you're [unintelligible - means sidearm] and thought that you might be."

    "No. But like, a few minutes ago your manager came over and told me not to come back with it."

    - from now it's paraphrased since my memory isn't perfect

    "What the heck that's dumb."

    "I know. I'm following all the laws and as far as I know Walgreens doesn't have any policy against it."

    "Yeah you're right. You're not concealing it or anything. You aren't doing anything wrong."

    "Yeah. Can I get the store number and the manager's name?"

    "Sure! I'm really sorry about this!"

    ____________________________________

    So she gave me his name, a head office type number to call, and the store info. I figure I'll call it tomorrow and see if I can straighten it out. Looks like after only six days of carry, I'm already doing my part to normalize OC.

    P.S. Does anyone else find it hilarious that I was there getting CCW photos when this happened?


    UPDATE - 8/9/12

    I called Walgreens customer service and a very polite lady took my info and my complaint. She told me I would receive a call within 2 business days. Then she said (paraphrased)

    "I'm really sorry you were treated this way. I'm surprised this happened; we have police officers, state troopers, detectives and such come into our stores with their firearms all the time and they're not told this. It shouldn't be any different for you."

    So we'll see what comes up when I get the call.


    FINAL UPDATE - 8/10/12

    Today the store manager for the Walgreens I was at called and talked to me. He said he had gotten 3 emails about the case and wanted to hear my account of what happened. I told him, and he apologized for the rude behavior of the night manager. The guy I talked to said that he was going to get his CCW sometime too.

    Now here's the important part. He said that although they don't post their stores, Walgreens has a corporate policy of no firearms allowed in the buildings. Looks like another store we'll all have to avoid.

    He concluded by saying if I ever stopped by to come say hi, which I told him I would like to but probably won't since I carry every day.

    And I guess that's the end of this story.
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    Smile oc today

    i didnt do a hole lot today but i did carry when i went to the sprint store and they had no proplem with it or if they did they didnt say any thing about it and i went to quick trip and back home i will be carrying when i go for my evening run around town and we will see how that goes

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    Carried at Open Carry lunch in St. Charles, MO 11 August 2012

    Open Carry lunch in St. Charles, MO 11 August 2012

    So I must admit for my FIRST OC event it went really smooth. I will do at again soon. I am not sure I am up to doing it all by myself yet, I just donít have the muster to argue my point with the police yet. But feel more than comfortable to be part of a group doing OC. I am sure there are many out there like me? Let us hear from you. You may have reservations about attending one of these events but you never know unless you go? St. Charles is very OC friendly.

    http://www.jjsstcharles.com was very friendly. Not as much as one employee even acted funny about us being there and OC. They must be used to it since I hear itís a regular spot for OC get together. We did have a few looks from the general public, but no cops were called I think? If so they must have told them itís legal and not responded. We did have a gentlemen stop on way out to ask about OC. Is it legal? What web site do I go to research it? Etc. He was eating near by and was listening to our conversation. We only had 4 people show up for Lunch. At first I was sad about this low showing. Then I got to conversation with David and Marc and found they had wisdom beyond my years. I was happy to speak with them for the four hours we spent chatting about everything under the sun. They were a great group of guys and I look forward to the next OC meet in St Charles or surrounding area.

    SO FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!
    Let's set a new record for this lunch! New to OC, you are especially invited. If you are on the fence about coming, just do it! Hide your firearm if you are uncomfortable, if you have a CCW that is. Just show up and grown the group so that others will follow. You may be pleasantly surprised as I was. You may make new friends with similar interest? Hope to see you all next time...

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    My first OC

    Today was the first day I OC'ed, admittedly, it was in Kansas City Mo and not one of the questionable muni's. It was just a quick run to Hy-Vee on 64th Street. I was carrying my Taurus PT140 on my hip with my shirt tucked in. I don't think anyone noticed at all, except one large hillbilly looking gentleman (that was wearing a 2nd Amendment t-shirt) that gave me a quizical look.

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