It is not a place to post suggestions on ammo, firearms, or equipment as we already have a place to do that.
To make it easy for everyone, I will periodically edit this thread so that suggestions end up in this first post and are categorized. This is so no one has to read through the WHOLE thread to see what they should do when told something stupid by someone who should know better!
Category: CPZ's/Store Owners
Always make an effort to politely talk to a manager if an employee gives you grief. This conversation can lead to a good result...or it may not. But not having the conversation definitely accomplishes nothing. If you don't feel comfortable having that conversation at that time, at least get the name of the manager and be sure to follow-up with a letter. If that is still uncomfortable for you, contact a Coordinator here and one of us may be willing to help. We are interested in taking actions that can result in a more consistent application of our rights for everyone!
I ask for the highest member on duty. When they come I simply say may I ask the reasoning behind your no guns sign. The majority of the time I'm told they don't know or it's corporate policy. I usually try to engage in a quick friendly conversation about the matter. I point out simply facts like I'm licensed to carry a firearm, I will no longer bring my business here nor will any one I know, Criminals don't read those sign's and if they do it makes there business more of a target, your sign keeps of duty LEO's from coming in here and the business has no liability issues with CHL'ers who act in self defense.
Category: Dealing with the "Guns Are Bad" statement
I ask them why they are afraid of guns?
Then i ask them if they drive a car? Or use a fork to eat their food, or write their name with a pen.
Answer is 99.9% of the time yes.
Then I explain that they handle weapons everyday, The car is a weapon if told to be a weapon, A fork is a weapon if told to be a weapon, and a pen is a weapon if its told to be a weapon. So what the difference between those and a gun? Nothing, the gun doesnt shoot unless its told to shoot. They are all inanimate objects unless the person holding it tells it to do something.
Category: Dealing with misinformed law enforcement regarding notifying
The scene of the encounter is not the place to engage the officer in debate or point out his misunderstanding of the law. Politely state that your understanding from your training class is that the law only requires notification when actually armed and apologize for any misunderstanding. If the officer wants to make a case out of it rest assured that the law is on your side and you can pursue remedies for any injustices at a later time. Do, however, make a mental note of the officer's identity. After the encounter, send a letter to the head of the officer's agency reciting the situation with specifics as to place, date/time, reason for the stop, and the names of any officers. In a few short paragraphs outline your concerns in a factual, non-confrontational manner, citing the specific section of law ORC 2923.126. Request a response and include contact information. If you do not hear back from the agency within a reasonable amount of time, follow-up by telephone as necessary. If you're not comfortable contacting the agency yourself, consider sharing your story on the OFCC Forums where members will gladly lend their support.