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I was just wondering what the fascination is Walmart. It seems when ever someone decides to OC or CC for the first time they go to Walmart. Is this a right of passage or am I missing something. I personally can't stand the store. Any insight?
 

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I think it's just that many people go to walmart to get their necessities and generally visit there several times during a week. So it is the frequency of going to walmart mainly. Its not required. OC or CC wherever (its legal). :dancing:
 

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I think WalMart is viewed as being a little more "understanding" towards these types of things than other stores. WalMart sells long guns and ammo, for example. You can't get that at Target. Therefore, WalMart must be a little more gun friendly.

I think that line of thinking makes people a little more comfortable carrying there.
 

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I also wonder if it's at least partly due to the fact that everywhere in Utah, even some of the most central cities, most are close to a Wal-mart... so, as a right-of-passage type of thing it's something most of us can participate in... ???
 

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The explanation I saw on another board was as follows:

1. Public area with lots of people (most of the time) requiring you to move around others, bend over to get items on the lower shelves and reach high for top shelf items.

2. You should make an ammo purchase at the outdoors checkout area for your carry firearm. Can you reach for your wallet with out showing your firearm?

3. Buy some Nachos at the small restaurant near the entrance. Nachos are messy to eat with your fingers and this keeps you from constantly touching your firearm to "assure yourself" or "adjust it".

All of this is to help a person get comfortable with their carry setup and get out in public. I did not do the Walmart thing my first time. I went to the bank and then City Hall where the first person I walked past was the city attorney. I was very nervous but by the time I walked out of the city hall building I had learned that almost NO ONE is suspecting that you are packing a firearm and they go about their business as you go about yours.
 

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I did Wal-Mart on my first outing, just for the fun of it. There are so many people there with twice as many eyes looking at you, I think people feel if you're going to be made this is where it will happen. Whenever I go there now, I look to see how many other people I can spot that are carrying.
 

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I did Wal-Mart on my first outing, just for the fun of it. There are so many people there with twice as many eyes looking at you, I think people feel if you're going to be made this is where it will happen. Whenever I go there now, I look to see how many other people I can spot that are carrying.
My first was in draper at lane Bryant and guadalahonkys. It was exhilarating. :dancing:

I look for people who are carrying. I have only seen one other person coming out of Best Buy in AF and he was CC while I was OC.
 
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