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    OpenCarry.org Has Just Announced Our Summer Sweepstakes

    And it is 100% bigger than the last!

    Only 73 people entered our last sweepstakes which was won by Joseph Schneider of Wisconsin. And this time, there will be 6 winners!

    Come on over to http://www.opencarry.org/sweepstakes2012.html for more details or click on the banner at the top of the page.

    Thanks!


    John

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    Alright, big money this time around!! Cmon folks, let make some donations and make sure OCDO keeps running and stays ready to fight the good fight. I'm sending my donation right now!
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    Wow, this is really nice.

    I will be making my donation at the end of this week. I cant donate too much since Im currently unemployed (have a job interview soon though) but I will donate what I can.

    Also I was wondering, exactly how are the winners drawn randomly? Is there a program that does that for you or do you just pull a name from a bag or something?
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    Thank you so much for your generous support!!!

    As for how the drawings are conducted, that is a good question. We thought long and hard about how best to do it.

    Ultimately, here is the process. I had a friend of mine (she is a lawyer) observe and help with the drawing and then sign an affidavit to the process in case the question ever came up.

    I listed each of the entrants on a sheet of paper and numbered them. She then used a random number generator of her choice to choose a number between 1 and the total number of entrants and I matched the number she generated to the list.

    For the upcoming drawing, I hope to video the entire drawing and post it here.


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    Wow, this is really nice.

    I will be making my donation at the end of this week. I cant donate too much since Im currently unemployed (have a job interview soon though) but I will donate what I can.

    Also I was wondering, exactly how are the winners drawn randomly? Is there a program that does that for you or do you just pull a name from a bag or something?

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    Thank you so much sir! Your donation arrived right on schedule and I added you to the sweepstakes. Good luck!

    I should add that last time there were only 73 entrants so the chances of winning were very reasonable (1 in 73 as it were). This time, there are 6 prizes so your chance of winning goes up 6 fold!

    And seriously ... we really do appreciate every dollar. The ads at the top of the page and your support are the only ways that we raise funds. Unlike certain other advocacy groups (for all kinds of issues), we do not send weekly mailers or emails predicting the end of the world unless you give $20. Lol.

    John

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    Alright, big money this time around!! Cmon folks, let make some donations and make sure OCDO keeps running and stays ready to fight the good fight. I'm sending my donation right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post

    We thought long and hard about how best to do it.

    <SNIP>

    I listed each of the entrants on a sheet of paper and numbered them. She then used a random number generator of her choice to choose a number between 1 and the total number of entrants and I matched the number she generated to the list.
    That sounds like an excellent system.




    For the upcoming drawing, I hope to video the entire drawing and post it here.
    I think video taping it is a great idea.

    Also, I was wondering why will the drawing be so late in the year(10-1-12)?

    I dont think I can handle the suspense for another five months! lol
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    Done

    Donation sent.
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    Donation sent also! From email address D.W.Cook@Hotmail.com! I think that is the one tied to my account here too!
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    did the drawing happen yet?
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    bueller
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Pierce View Post
    ...I had a friend of mine (she is a lawyer) observe and help...
    I'm out. :P
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    Did I win, did I win? Huh, huh? *pokes John* Did I, did I? *pokes John*
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    apparently no one did
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    *crickets*
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Pierce
    it is 100% bigger than the last!
    ... this time, there will be 6 winners!
    Um, wouldn't that make it 600% bigger?

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    OpenCarry.org Has Just Announced Our Summer Sweepstakes

    So when was this contest supposed to end? I can't the page to come up on my phone....Not sure why everyone is asking because I will surely be the winner! Hahaha
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    yeah, the page is gone, i believe it was supposed to end in october
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    any word on this?
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    Guys,

    Thanks for resurrecting this thread! With the website re-tool and everything that was going on at the end of the year, I totally forgot to hold this drawing.

    Over the next couple of days, I will print out the names of all who purchased coins or donated to OCDO, get a few impartial witnesses, and conduct a drawing.

    I will post here the names of the 6 lucky winners and make arrangements to ship them their cards!

    PS. Winners are encouraged to post pictures of themselves with the gift cards when they receive them and later any gear they purchase with them.

    PPS. If any gear is to be found these days.


    John

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    John,

    Can we still purchase those coins, and if so, where? (regardless of whether or not doing so would enter me into the drawing)

    Thanks,
    Ben

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    OpenCarry.org Has Just Announced Our Summer Sweepstakes

    Hey John,

    It's been a couple of days....
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    OpenCarry.org Has Just Announced Our Summer Sweepstakes

    It's been a couple more...
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Come on John!
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    OpenCarry.org Has Just Announced Our Summer Sweepstakes

    Summer sweepstakes? Summer of 2015? It's nearly spring again.....

    (John, just giving you a hard time here )
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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