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    Lexington Open Carry Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup - May 5th

    Guns And Garbage - Saturday, May 5th, 2012 Noon - 2:00 PM

    Rain date: Sunday, May 6th, at 2:00 PM.

    We're going to pick up litter along Richmond Road in Lexington as part of the Kentucky Adopt-A-Highway program while openly carrying firearms. It's our chance to be civic minded individuals and demonstrate that people who exercise their right to bear arms are not a threat, and in fact are your good neighbors!

    Richmond Road, from mile marker 9 to mile marker 11
    From Lexington Mall out past Eagle Creek Library

    Meet in the parking lot behind Perkin's Restaurant at noon for the mandatory orientation. If you'd like to visit afterward, we can wash up and have dinner at Perkin's.

    Perkin's Restaurant is on Richmond Road, just inside New Circle Road in Lexington, in Lexington Mall, next to Home Depot.

    Sponsored by the Central Kentucky Campaign For Liberty
    http://www.meetup.com/ronpaul-146

    Check out the pictures and description of the first Guns and Garbage:
    http://gunsandgarbage.com/KY-LEX-20090411

    Got questions? We have answers! Check out the FAQ:
    http://gunsandgarbage.com/faq

    We're making a YouTube video of this Guns & Garbage open carry litter pickup. Nobody's image will be used without permission. This is your chance to be a YouTube star!

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    Awesomeness~ I look forward to being there and attending ^~^

    Sidenote, you all's opinions, Pink camo BDU's, good for working in or bad for the image of OC'ing during this event?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrakeZ07 View Post
    Awesomeness~ I look forward to being there
    Looking forward to having you come out and represent for gun rights awareness.


    Quote Originally Posted by DrakeZ07 View Post
    Sidenote, you all's opinions, Pink camo BDU's, good for working in or bad for the image of OC'ing during this event?
    Wear something comfortable. You should be able to move around a bit. From the fashion side, there will be horrid orange safety vests which probably clash with pink. :-( We might have a few of the greenish yellow vests (bright chartreuse?) from the state DOT if that would be any better.

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    Wish my wife and I could come down for this, but that weekend has already been booked up,lol. Maybe next time, you guys and gals have fun and spread the good word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty4Ever View Post
    Looking forward to having you come out and represent for gun rights awareness.



    Wear something comfortable. You should be able to move around a bit. From the fashion side, there will be horrid orange safety vests which probably clash with pink. :-( We might have a few of the greenish yellow vests (bright chartreuse?) from the state DOT if that would be any better.
    Aww, that bright vibrant orange is always hard to match up to my clothing options :/ There should be a law or ordinance against that obscene colour, as well as the ungodly neon green, both should have a warning on it; "Surgeon generals warning: This colour may cause bleeding of the eyes, and subject the wearer to humiliation from the fashion crowd."

    Why not bring bright, yet happy colour vests? Like a nice candy apple red, or a happy sea-foam vest, something that goes good with any clothing options, and doesn't make you want to stick crayons in your eye sockets? xDD
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    hmm...wear day glow green vest or be a grease stain on the side of the highway.....

    I'll pick day glow green vest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flb_78 View Post
    hmm...wear day glow green vest or be a grease stain on the side of the highway.....

    I'll pick day glow green vest.
    I've been searching for clothing options that look good, and would match DOT Orange/green vests, found some cute pants, and nice fitted T-shirts; if you want I can PM you the links, and anyone else for that matter~ <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by flb_78 View Post
    hmm...wear day glow green vest or be a grease stain on the side of the highway.....

    I'll pick day glow green vest.
    I wore the hi-viz clothing for 5 years while working for the state D.O.T, and I can assure you the color is a target for drivers. Wearing that green and standing on the side of a highway is like having a bullseye on your back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KYGlockster View Post
    I wore the hi-viz clothing for 5 years while working for the state D.O.T, and I can assure you the color is a target for drivers. Wearing that green and standing on the side of a highway is like having a bullseye on your back.
    True that. Target fixation.

    oooooo.....shiney!!!

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    So, just out of curiosity~ Who else will be attending and going with?

    Hmm, silly question, but still, when we meet at the perkins place thingy, do we start the garbage pick up there and move out, or pile into a buss and go pick up litter, or drive and park on the side of the road? OH! and hey... Umm~ I know Lexington has a smoking ban, but does that include not smoking while being out-doors in lexington? like for the garbage pick-up? I really would hate to have to chew the nicotene gum during this >.>
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    We pick litter up at the section of Richmond Rd right by Perkins--no driving or busing needed. The meetings are usually in the parking lot and we're usually quite noticeable--especially being combined with the Campaign for Liberty group. Smoking shouldn't be a problem if it's outside of the restaurant and provided that you're not contributing to the litter that we're picking up My biggest pet peeve are smokers who see the world as their ashtray--not that that's you, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flb_78 View Post
    True that. Target fixation.

    oooooo.....shiney!!!
    Haha, your exactly right. I guess looking at the guy in green that shouldn't be on the side of the highway is more important than looking at the road. It could just have been the fact that we were there in state vehicles. I learned real quick how badly state employee's are hated!

    I would like to come to this but I don't think I'm going to be able to. It would be nice if we could start something like this in the eastern part of the state. Anybody interested?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KYGlockster View Post
    It would be nice if we could start something like this in the eastern part of the state. Anybody interested?
    When I set up the Guns And Garbage website, I did so in a format that would allow it to be used to promote other open carry litter pickups.

    If you have any questions about open carry and the Adopt-A-Highway program, or promoting an open carry litter pickup, please PM me or email the contact listed at http://GunsAndGarbage.com and let's talk!

    PS - The rain date for this event is Sunday, May 6th, at 2:00 PM.
    Last edited by Liberty4Ever; 04-28-2012 at 02:28 PM. Reason: Added rain date

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    Quote Originally Posted by KYGlockster View Post
    I would like to come to this but I don't think I'm going to be able to. It would be nice if we could start something like this in the eastern part of the state. Anybody interested?
    Sounds soo fun. I have been picking up trash with the pride cleanup almost twice a year for 5 years. Two of those years I was OCing. So I don't see how a OC pick-up would be too drastic of a change. I am in.
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    I heard something about Perkins being closed down. Is this true and will this affect our litter pick up? Also, with the derby and various festivities being on this day, would this deter too many people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by langzaiguy View Post
    I heard something about Perkins being closed down. Is this true and will this affect our litter pick up?
    It's definitely true. Perkins closed, rather quickly.

    http://www.kentucky.com/2012/04/29/2...#disqus_thread

    We can still meet in the parking lot this time, but should probably find another meeting spot after this.


    Quote Originally Posted by langzaiguy View Post
    Also, with the derby and various festivities being on this day, would this deter too many people?
    So THAT'S why there didn't seem to be any competing events this weekend!

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    LEX18 is showing a 50% chance of rain for Saturday/Tomorrow...

    Should I assume that the pick up will be delayed until Sunday as the rain date, or is the Saturday pick up date still enforced?
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    I've been watching the weather. It looks like we can expect some popup thunderstorms today and tomorrow. It looks like rain as I'm typing this. These are typical summer storms, as opposed to a major weather front moving through. They're isolated storms. They're difficult to predict with any precision as to when or where they'll occur, so we get a general trend forecast for a large region.

    I think the best bet would be to go ahead with the original plan. If there's a shower early tomorrow afternoon, it won't last long. There are businesses all along that busy stretch of roadway. If you're out picking up litter and a storm pops up quickly, just duck into a Starbucks or Taco Bell or KFC or a convenience store and wait it out. It shouldn't be too big of a problem, although picking up trash doesn't sound fun to a lot of people and a chance of showers will be enough to discourage some folks.

    The rain date is Sunday, May 5th from 2-4 PM, but that was set a week in advance, in case there was a large slow moving front with socked in rain all day, and that doesn't look like the case.

    Actually, some clouds will be a good thing. A shower would cool things off a bit, and clouds will keep the sun off us while we're out picking up the trash. The forecast I'm seeing is calling for a high of 86. I recommend loose fitting lightweight clothing to act as a sunblock... or use some sun screen. Plan on an hour or so, out in the weather.

    I'll pass out a sheet at the orientation with relevant gun laws in case you need to educate someone, and the brief rules about the Adopt-A-Highway activities. I'll put my phone number on there so you can call if you need a car to come and pick you up for any reason.

    It's good exercise. Pitching in to help clean up the roadways feels good. And it's fun to openly carry firearms to educate others about our rights.

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    A small storm will just increase the humidity, making it feel warmer than the actual temperature.
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    Bleh... For some reason, I feel 'redneckish' and unkempt wearing these blue jeans, and a simple T-shirt... Thankfully it's only for today...

    Anyway; Been monitoring the weather, keeping an eye on the convective outlook, fronts, and mid-to-upper level atmospheric wind and warm fronts. I'll say it's just going to be cloudy, and muggy, a very slight chance of a passing rain storm popping up, but nother major or bad, and not lasting long... That is unless something changes with the warm frontal boundaries, never know, if the Jet stream shifts by ten miles in an hour towards the south, could get some slightly strong cells. Weather is unpredictable, especially in Kentucky, lol.

    On a side note; I've invested in over 2700$ in Advanced Weather radar and atmospheric monitoring programs, and applications that I use during my Local, and out-of-state severe weather chasing (amateur storm chaser), I can monitor a strong tornadic cell, and position you to within half a mile of a wall cloud to watch a funnel form... but when it comes to predicting extended weather and frontal movements, I'm SOL, and no amount of money can help XD

    I'll be there around 11:30a today, and look forward to meeting everyone, and I seriously hope I'm not going to be the only one out there, or I'll not give my usual fwee huggles D:<
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    See y'all soon!

    Pickin' up da trash! Representin' for gun rights!

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    That was enjoyable, and had a good time out there, it was certainly a pleasure to meet you Liberty, and the others as well, and I hope to see the non-OCDO peeps come on here more often.

    Sorry I had to scoot at around 2pm, I had to go pick up a friend and bring her to my place for our lil BBQ amongst friends~
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    Big thanks to DrakeZ07 for coming out today to help defend our right to open carry. Sorry more of y'all couldn't make it. The weather was almost perfect. Mid to upper 70s, overcast, and a pleasant breeze.

    There were also two people from the local campaign For Liberty group, and a gun nut friend of mine, so we had a total of five people. That's a bit too few to do this right, but it worked out OK. There wasn't as much trash as usual, probably because the state had recently mowed and they pick up the big stuff as they mow. I still need to go back early this evening and spend an hour or so picking up the trash under the New Circle overpass. It's always a mess, and we didn't have enough people to cover that earlier today.

    Again, big BIG BIG thanks to DrakeZ07 for making the trip and for giving up a few hours today for the cause. I had intended to hang with you during the event, but by the time I finished putting out the road signs, my buddy Mike was picking up trash by himself, so I joined up with him. Hopefully, I'll be able to spend more time with you at a future OC event. It's about time for an Open Carry picnic at Jacobson Park in Lexington!

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    Props to the both of you for your hard work!

    I would have loved to join but I just had a baby girl and I think my wife would turn the gun on me if I left her side

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    Quote Originally Posted by langzaiguy View Post
    I would have loved to join but I just had a baby girl....
    That's awesome! I didn't even know you were pregnant. That's what I get for missing the OC at Golden Corral.

    :-)

    "New baby daughter" is an even better excuse than "son's birthday", which was also a good excuse from another friend.

    We'll be better about doing four of these a year, so plenty of time to catch an OC litter pickup later.

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