So I got an email from Washington County concealed handgun department today. They wanted to know why I had been showing up on the police radar hahahahaha. Last year I happened to go the Multnomah Co. court building with a 1911 mag. with 7 rounds in it. It was an accident and I had forgot that I had that in my bag. Some Sheriff was called and given my mag and then he got all huffy and puffy and said that he was gonna contact Washington Co. and report me. I then went to Washington Co. and talked to them and they laughed at me hahahahah and said that they consider that an honest mistake and that I should be more careful next time. About three months ago I was by the Beaverton K-mart to meet up with a friend to go shooting. My friend was having a hard time finding my place and so I decided to meet him at K-mart. I then walked down the street with my rifle UNLOADED, glock LOADED & HOLSTERED, a box of ammo, my blue bag. Yeah I know it was messed up but I do have a license and I was legally able to do so. But people saw me and freaked the F out lol. I would too but anyhow someone called the cops. I got to K-mart and took my stuff off(except my loaded pistol holstered) and placed it on the ground and smoked a cig. Just chillin, not doing anything weird and just waiting. I see 2 or 3 cop cars turn in and I thought to myself.... hahahah someone must have stole something from K-mart........ WRONG!!!!! Beaverton PD was sneaking up on me hahahah my friend showed up and I put my rifle and ammo and bag in his trunk. I get in his car and boom..... Beaverton PD was on us like fly on poo. They did their deal and let us go. Last month, OCT 24, 2009....there was the zombie walk downtown so me and a few friends dressed up like Umbrella Corp. agents or whatever and we had our real firearms with us. Again.... we are all licensed and we were within our rights to do so. Yeah not practical but we were exercising our right to do so. Yeah I know, we were in public and people are like WTF blah blah but bottom line, we were legally able to do what we did. Anyway..... so Portland PD came around and just looked at us. We decided to approach them and ID ourselves and show them our permits and put their minds at ease. They were like :huh: and were asking us why. So we explained and the police went away. About 15 mins later another cop came by and this time he stopped us and told us we couldn't do what we were doing, so I had to explain the law to him. Then he backed off and looked hahahahahaha. About 10 or so mins later as we were walking we passed two Portland officers, one standing and one in the police car. I looked at them and smiled and waved at them and they had the WTF look on them hahahaha but they said nothing. Now it's been like 45 mins since the first police run-in and now we are at pioneer square and the cop that we first ran into showed up. He was hella cool but he wanted to see our ID cards and CHL licenses. We provided him with all that info and the cop went away and then a short time later me and my friends got tired of the zombies and decided to leave. Like I said at the top ........ I get this email from one Commander Bill Steele Washington County Sheriff's Office Services Division Commander Steele contacted me to ask me why I have had so many encounters with police. So I explained to him what happend. Commander Steele had also looked up my driving record and made some comments about my last speeding ticket. My last ticket was on I-84 E. going 97 in a 60. IT WAS DUMB, I KNOW....... so I was told that if I had gone 100 or faster that I would have gotten in trouble. I knew I would have been charged with a few things and to put it nicely I would have gotten bent over. But what I didn't know was that I would have lost my CHL. I guess the cops would have pressed criminal charges and that would effect my Concealed Handgun License. Commander Steele also said that I did not do anything illegal as far as open carrying..... but he just wanted to know why so many run-ins with the police. So by posting this add.... I just wanted to know if anyone has ever gotten a call from their county with regards to being reported for legally open carrying in public. I understand that the county had some concerns. What is weird to me is that they waited for a while, so it makes me think...... is it that big of a deal to them? why not contact me sooner? or are they just harassing me? I do appreciate the commander bringing this up to my attention but something just doesn't feel right. Do they have to wait for someone to have a run-in with the law 3 times then contact him/her? are they racially profiling me because i'm middle eastern? So many questions go through my mind....... so if you have any stories or comments lemme know, and PLEASE don't comment with rude messages. Just be honest and fair. Don't be rude oh and if your wondering, YES I would open carry again.... either rifle or pistol.....heck maybe both :winkkiss: I would also contact the non emergency and give them a heads up and act normal when I am in public with my firearm, not pointing it at anyone or anything. I will do it just to exercise my right to do so as an american. :thumbup: I believe that if you have the right to do something you should take advantage of it and do it...... go for it...... don't let the police scare you into thinking you can't do something when the law sez you can. Is it practical? NO........ BUT IT IS MY RIGHT TO DO SO AND I WILL DO IT. Brave men and women die so I can have my rights.... so that I can have my american way of living... I have no problem with the police asking me why i'm doing it and conducting an investigation. I will not tolerate intemedation by those who are suppose to uphold the laws and "serve/protect" me.