Hey, I live right outside manhattan, I started OCing in January of 2011 when taking walks around my neighborhood, it took a lot of guts to start doing it. noone seemed to care at first, it was an sks too, perhaps they thought I was hunting, time went along where I would OC walk every other day perhaps twice a day, soon when summer was started I bought my first ar-15 and started carrying that, I thought it might be an issue, but it is also seen as a patriotic weapon. I got many more looks from old ladies walking their dogs, then the cops started coming by. Either because it was summer and more kids were playing, or because I switched to an "assault rifle", perhaps both, I had a 30 rounder and a bayonet on my sks but that wasnt a problem.
anyways, when I started getting cop visits like once or twice a week, I would have a brief conversation and be on my way, they basically said I could, and they didnt mind, but that people were calling me in because they were worried, the point I was making was making it more socially acceptable to people who support it or dont care, and to inform people who think it as illegal, anyways a bunch of liberal moms got together and had a meeting, and were trying to find a way to stop me. they ended up threating me and my family to lose all privileges to the commons area and the pool, and to bring a bs lawsuit agasint me to try and hastle me into not wanting to go through the time, money and trouble of a short court case. I wrote a letter to the housing area board and said I woulden't do it anymore in the area.
I ended up going to NY shortly after for a few months to work with my uncle. ever since I barely open carried, sometimes I go to pot lake 2 and OC while fishing, a lot of people either stare, don't care, or think its awesome, no complaints so far, but because it is winter I have stopped for a while. Perhaps this summer I will go fishing and hiking more while OCing, I cannot legally own a pistol yet in kansas, so that is why I have done rifles, I don't think most people really mind people open carrying in pottowatomie county. There is my interesting story for you guys, I hope you like jumbled up paragraphes.