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ATTN: OCers (and interested others) located in El Paso, TX...

cloudcroft

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Finally (!), it's time to start having some OC Get-Togethers here in far West Texas, so I'm posting this notice to see how many (IF any!) readers of this Texas sub-forum are located in El Paso (specifically) and who'd be interested in meeting other OCers. If so, PM me.

I'd have posted sooner, but as all of us here know you can't carry ANY gun in TX without a permit (LTC) -- unlike where I was living before (Colorado) where no permit is required to OC.

Anyway, just got my permit in the mail and now am back to OCing -- and ready to do/host OC events now.

Let me know...

BTW, we can do OC get-togethers up in nearby Las Cruces, NM, too (likely @ the Village Inn @ Telshor & Lohman)...so any interested OCers there PM me to get something going in Las Cruces.

As I always do for my events ("my" meaning events I arrange/host), people who do not carry but are thinking about carrying (even if only conceal-carry) are welcome, as are people who exclusively CC...so people other than active OCers are always invited to attend.

And since OC is new to TX, it's even more important for "the locals" (and cops!) to get used to seeing us (OCers) out & about town.

IMO, OCers should be more involved/organized wherever they may live, and one way to do it is to meet other OCers (and others, as mentioned). If possible, I'd like to see a regular (at least monthly) OC get-together for the El Paso area, rotating meeting locations for the Westside, Eastside and Northeast parts of town.

Hopefully, I'll be getting some PMs on this...

-- c
 
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HPmatt

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Father-in-Law lives there, typically visit once a year, will look you up then. Las Cruces is NM, so aren't they Un-permitted OC? Try Chopes Bar & Cafe.


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cloudcroft

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HPmatt,

IIRC, Chopes (biker?) Bar is in La Mesa (NM) as I see it when I drive on some weekends I drive by on Hwy 28 up to Las Cruces. Used to have a big V-twin bike but no longer do. However, I DID keep my "biker " leather vest & jacket, so people are frequently asking me about my bike. ;-)

I still do the trip in my car though...

Yes, I know Las Cruces is in NM, but I believe state lines shouldn't confine us when it comes to gathering with other "gun people." That's why I would host yearly (Christmas) events in Rio Rancho, NM, even though I was living in Galveston, TX, at the time. So since LC is so close to ELP, I include it on my radar.

I often encounter "gun people" who only care about their own state, city and sometimes only their part of town...certainly not nearby cities/states within easy drive. That's too myopic for me as I take a more "open & inclusive" view, and think it's better to expand our awareness and interaction with others of like mind vs. keeping to ourselves, and believe gun rights is an issue of NATIONAL concern, not confined only to one state, since we -- as decent gun-carrying Americans -- are ALL in "the cause" together. But that's probably just me...

Also yes, NM is un-permitted OC (like CO).

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BTW: "We" have decided on the location for our upcoming OC Get-Together this coming Sunday (2-26-17): In El Paso, Village Inn @ Montana & Airways, 2:00pm in the afternoon (which I also posted in the Texas Gun Talk/El Paso sub-forum).

Regards,

-- c
 
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