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NC OC experience reports

solus

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Toddled into Lowes and watched an individual more mature than myself OC’g and has become my experience, two gentlemen walked up and while chatting out of the blue, insisted on displaying their concealed sidearm...

life is good at sam’s club while open carrying during numerous shopping trips of late

oh wake county sheriff’s chp office is granting appointments for DECEMBER...so much for 45 day turnaround!
 
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Toddled to Sam's encountered a gentleman OC'd, said it was good to see someone,OC'g...yep was the responce w/o looking up...

fyi, wayne's SO is now handout appointments for mid Feb for processing CHP/CCWs from classes conducted 10 days ago...
 

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well holiday spirit finally consumed me (truth be told my partner told me to get some jewelry repaired)
so i went into Barnes jewelry next to mall/firestone OC'g HK full sized 9, and the place was packed...staff didn't plink, tho a couple of customers shied away from my location in the store...

chatted with owner and several employees and none of the staff seemed concerned whatsoever...

bottom line...they now will have all my jewelry business as they were also quite efficient in sizing the necklace i needed....and other goods my partner deserves/desires...
 

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Some amusement while grocery shopping at Walmart today: A young black man was there with his 5 children. The two young boys asked
Is that a real gun? Yes.
Do you have bullets? Yes
Are you a policeman? No
Are you going to shoot someone? I hope not.
Why do you have it? So I can shoot back.

After a few moments I went on and in another aisle met an older black man OCing a Springfield 9mm. We talked for a moment and then I told him about the kids. I suggested he go talk to them to let them see a black man carrying a gun. He later thanked me and told me he had fun talking to the kids.

Lowe's, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Food Lion were non-events.

Merry Christmas!
 

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Spent a good part of the day in Locust OCing the 1911. There was an Eggstravaganza at the town center, with egg hunts for kids and about a dozen stalls selling homemade items (daughter-in-law selling jewelry). One lady vendor was OCing a Taurus Slim. Inside the Ace hardware store was a gun shop. Not much inventory or ammo, but what they had was reasonably priced.

On the way home, we ate lunch at the Parkway Diner in Albemarle. Good food and service. Saw one other diner OCing.

A good day, and the only masks worn were to enter, and leave, the diner.
 

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Ran into local Ford dealership, elderly couple in front of me in line & chatted, then both got attended, then heard the wife loudly state..."he's an officer of the law..." I stopped my conversation w/clerk and stated...nope just a citizen carrying as i'm allowed to!!

we chatted further about the laws of the land and then went out separate ways...both glad we were able to share our smiles for a moment.
 

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Ran into local Ford dealership, elderly couple in front of me in line & chatted, then both got attended, then heard the wife loudly state..."he's an officer of the law..." I stopped my conversation w/clerk and stated...nope just a citizen carrying as i'm allowed to!!

we chatted further about the laws of the land and then went out separate ways...both glad we were able to share our smiles for a moment.
"allowed to".
 

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"allowed to".
So hammer6, per merriam-webster's learned opinion, quoted for your use, do you believe is violated and which definition should i have used...?

Definition of allow​

transitive verb
1a: PERMITdoesn't allow people to smoke in his home
b: to fail to restrain or prevent allow the dog to roam
2a: to assign as a share or suitable amount (as of time or money) allow an hour for lunch
b: to reckon as a deduction or an addition allow a gallon for leakage
3: ADMIT, CONCEDEmust allow that money causes problems in marriage
4achiefly Southern US and Midland US : to be of the opinion : THINK
bdialect : SAY, STATE
c: to express an opinion —usually used with as how or that
5chiefly Southern US and Midland US : INTEND, PLAN

intransitive verb
1: to make a possibility : ADMIT —used with of evidence that allows of only one conclusion
2: to give consideration to circumstances or contingencies —used with fora plan that allows for expansion
3: to give an opportunity : PERMITS She worked on the project here and there as time allowed.This should take 5 minutes for 1 strength-cardio circuit combo. If time allows, repeat once more for a 10-minute workout or twice more for a 15-minute workout.— Tracy Teare This plan is being implemented in phases as funding allows.— Waterloo-Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier
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While the Tarheel state, as touted on this OCDO for years, has no state constitutional nor legislative/county/city statutory restraints on NC citizens > 18 years and older from OPEN Carrying their SD handguns.

This stated, the Tarheel state has NOT ESTABLISHED NOR PROHIBITED private/public property retail entrepreneurs servicing j.q.public visiting the establishment from putting up signage stating "NO WEAPONS" [OC/CC] mandates on their property.

so, as stated. "allowed" to, was actually a promo for the dealership who allowed this NC citizen & potential customer to conduct business w/the organization while maintaining my SD posture by open carrying my trusty handgun on my hip!
 

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yet another beautiful day OC'g to county dump, Highway 55 for lunch, [sidebar saw a portly shabbily dressed man wearing a sidearm with Halloween mask, not covid mask, on enter food lion...thought what a fool], off to camper part store, all wearing my trusty HK USP 9 on my side.
 

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this morning I stopped for bkfast at my favorite bkfast place on Ash St where the cook OCs...

while chatting about firearms/local range/etc...he told me he went to the local SAM's Club yesterday and the greeter, D, told him the had to leave his OC firearm outside. Told by greeter it was new policy being enforced...

without making a special trip, i walked in past the same greeter who didn't bat an eye at my OC'd sidearm!

will toddle over for bkfast tomorrow tell my friend the good news
 

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Why do they do this?

Last week my wife and I ate at El Patron in Aberdeen. I OCd a Taurus. I noticed another couple with the man OCing a Glock. We left about the same time, and once outside I asked which model he had. He proceeded to unholster it to show me the various details.?????

Yesterday in the nearby Lowe's store, I followed four young guys to the plumbing section. One carried a G19 and another had an extended mag sticking out of his pocket. When I asked about the mag, he pulled it (33 rd Glock) and the gun out to show me. ????

I guess I should just stop asking, then they won't show them off.
 

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Alas, er, uh, at a favorite bkfast/lunch place in rural religious Eastern NC, the male owner OC's & i were chatting and he told me he just gotten thrown out sam's, next day visited just so i could tell ~ him i went over to sam's after he told me he got thrown out to advised him the bloke at door let me in...then i pointed out the bloke might've thrown him out cause he "looked too young" to carry!! All the while staff, local customers and two of us laughing w/guns oc'd!

Then a patron hollared we should conceal and quit causing trouble showing off our toys....

Immediate silence ensued from staff, customers, yet nobody claimed

owner looked out & calmly and clearly stated throughout the place - - they should finish their meal and leave and not return if they felt that way....he then returned to cleaning up tables
 

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Why do they do this?

Last week my wife and I ate at El Patron in Aberdeen. I OCd a Taurus. I noticed another couple with the man OCing a Glock. We left about the same time, and once outside I asked which model he had. He proceeded to unholster it to show me the various details.?????

Yesterday in the nearby Lowe's store, I followed four young guys to the plumbing section. One carried a G19 and another had an extended mag sticking out of his pocket. When I asked about the mag, he pulled it (33 rd Glock) and the gun out to show me. ????

I guess I should just stop asking, then they won't show them off.
But they are proud of their man toy and so happy to show it off. You made their day.

Usually when I go into Home Depot there are a few employees that look or ask what I'm carrying, in a good way.
 
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