I always CC when I take my gun out in public. Really the only time I OC is when I am in the woods at the property or when I go hunting. I was going out with my 16 yo this morning and he asked me why I don't OC since it is legal in VA. Basically I told him I did not want the attention and that I was sensitive to the potion of the public that was not particularly fond of guns... But, I agreed to, mostly because he asked and I was curious. So I strapped my 19 to my hip and out we went. First stop was the 7-11 around the corner from my house. I have gone there pretty much every day for 11 years so everyone there knows me and my family. We walked in and I got a cup of coffee. There was a Police Officer getting a coffee. I was pouring my stuff in my cup and happened to notice he had stopped stirring his coffee. I looked up and he was looking directly at me. I smiled and said good morning, went back to finishing up my coffee. Went up and paid. The girl at the counter smiled and said good morning, then looked down, then up at me, then down again, then up at me, then over to the Officer. I paid and we walked out. The Officer paid and left behind us. We got on the same road, he followed me for about 3 miles and then turned off. The second stop was at GNC to get my son some more Probolic. No one in the store seemed to notice or if they did, I could not tell. The third stop was was at ACE hardware. When we walked in, a kid at the door greeted us and saw the gun. He actually stopped talking in mid sentence. We just kept walking to the bolt isle. I go there several times a week, to get fasteners and other things I need for work so I was only in the bolt isle for about a minute. When we came back out to the main isle, the kid at the front has manager and I can see him pointing at us from the front of the store. We walked to the front of the store and I said hi to Kevin the manager and we chatted for a while. He asked what kind of gun I was carrying and joked if I was expecting trouble. Paid and left. The last stop we made was at the supermarket to pick up some stuff for the game tomorrow. No one seemed to notice while we were walking around the store. When we were in line to pay (long line) a little kid behind us said to his mother, "Mommy, look at that gun" She grabbed him and switched lines. The lady behind her stepped up, and then she switched lines too. Paid and left. So all in all, we had no trouble, but it was pretty much as I expected. It drew attention that I did not want and it clearly made people uncomfortable. I'll just go back to CC Will Wanna kill these ads? We can help!