- May 12, 2007
Hi, all! Just joined OCDO and this is my first post. I suppose like most (all?) of us on this site I think it is important that we as responsible gun owners show others that we are not all criminals and are, in fact, "normal" people. In order to accomplish this I am always inviting non-gun owning friends and family to the range to get introduced to the "other side" of guns that is not often shown to the masses in the media, etc. That is, that guns are not just a tool for the criminally-minded. I think another way to accomplish this is to open-carry. I hope that by OCing some of the taboo and stereotype will be removed in the eyes of non-gun owners. I just moved from the great state of Maryland (insert sarcasm here) to Manassas. While I was waiting for my CCW I did open-carry in a Buffalo Wild Wings in Woodbridge and was unfortunately ask to leave by the bouncer. He said he was aware that it was legal to OC. Anyway, it was about the time that I was paying my bill so I politely and calmly left after paying my bill. Since then I have received my CCW and have not open carried since. I think I need to gain some courage to start OCing regularly by going to some establishments that I know are OC friendly. If anyone knows of OC friendly restaurants, etc. in the Manassas area I'd appreciate you posting something. Thanks!
I'll shoot you a PM shortly to give you some information about Manassas and its surround for OC'ing.