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    DIA open carry

    i'm planning on taking my wife the the DIA today or tomorrow. Has anyone open carried there? the website lists no rules about firearms. this is from their "visiting" page:

    Please check coats, backpacks, tote bags, briefcases, umbrellas and portfolios at the attended coatroom at the Farnsworth entrance. This is a complimentary service. In addition, please be aware that all bags must be inspected upon entrance to the museum. We appreciate your cooperation, and apologize for any inconvenience.

    so now admission is free for me as a resident of oakland county due to the millage that was passed:
    http://www.dia.org/about/about-297.aspx
    i'm wondering if this classifies the DIA as a public building now similar to how the Detroit Zoo operates. I'm guessing that if the DIA does try to restrict open carry, they are going to say they are private... even though they receive tax funds. I guess i'll find out, and i'll have a recorder running.
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    Evil Creamsicle has OC'd there in the past (he posted pics back in '10 or '11). They allow lawful carry AFAIK.
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    I've OC'd there in the past without incident. Your mileage may vary.

    Btw, the DIA(building and art) is owned by the city of Detroit. It is ran by a non-profit, but has always been bound by preemption.
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    Re: DIA open carry

    Thanks guys. I'm in right now. Either allowed or unnoticed.

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    Re: DIA open carry

    Spoke too soon. Audio later. Still here though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    Spoke too soon. Audio later. Still here though.

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    You out there again making waves??? You know those artsy fartsy types don't take to well to those noise makers you tote around. They would probably like my glasses though, wanna trade? Noise maker for BCG's?
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    Re: DIA open carry

    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    Spoke too soon. Audio later. Still here though.

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    You out there again making waves??? You know those artsy fartsy types don't take to well to those noise makers you tote around. They would probably like my glasses though, wanna trade? Noise maker for BCG's?
    Sorry dude your glasses maybe more dangerous than his pistol? If the sun were to catch them the right way you could end up torching the place before you even got inside!

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    Re: DIA open carry

    Nope. No wave making. They were polite. I was polite. I declined their request to cover up and we all went about our business. I'm at Great lakes crossing my wife's first OC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    Nope. No wave making. They were polite. I was polite. I declined their request to cover up and we all went about our business. I'm at Great lakes crossing my wife's first OC!

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    Good to hear. I had a similar request made of me during my last visit to the Detroit Zoo. I politely declined and went on my way.

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    and since it didn't happen if there were no pics...
    she open carried at GLX, but not earlier today at the DIA
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    good for her! we need more armed women out there. my wife's cpl approval notice just came today, hopefully she will carry much more now that she has a cpl
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    my wife dropped off her cpl paperwork this past wednesday
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    and since it didn't happen if there were no pics...
    she open carried at GLX, but not earlier today at the DIA
    If you don't mind me saying, you got a pretty cute wife there, and that gun looks good on her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hjmoosejaw View Post
    If you don't mind me saying, you got a pretty cute wife there, and that gun looks good on her.
    i don't mind at all, in fact i agree. and that gun was her 2nd anniversary present back in july. it's an LCR .22
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    i think that i need to enable the noise canceling feature of my recorder. i was afraid to lose critical audio by enabling it, but i may lose audio from having the recorder under my shirt. i guess the mic is picking up my shirt rubbing against it. however, when i'm standing still talking to the chief of security it quiets down pretty well.

    as it happened, i knew the chief of security. i have worked with him before. full disclosure, i did cut parts out that referred to where we had worked together because i still work there.

    from :17 to 5:04 nothing really happens because we walk away from the guard and continue our tour after she asks me to cover up and i decline.

    i think you will enjoy listening to this because of how many times they mention that they would like me to cover up. also, after i left from talking to the chief about 5 minutes later another guard came up and asked me to cover. he was very nice, but i told him no, and that i had already talked to the chief, he said "oh, ok" and walked away. the first guard was quit rude, but the chief and the 2nd guard were extremely polite and professional.

    here it is:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggJAH_o90fY#aid=P9-dCk9su-4
    Last edited by smellslikemichigan; 02-28-2014 at 05:42 AM. Reason: adding youtube clip
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    Was looking forward to the audio but I am getting an error with the link (and I do have a dropbox account)

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    ok, i'll test it
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    ok, it should work now
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    it's an LCR .22
    if you don't mind my asking, where did you find it and how much? i've been trying to get my hands on a .22 LCR and can't find one.
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    Re: DIA open carry

    Gunbroker NIB $359 shipped
    WAY cheaper than any local gun shop

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    Re: DIA open carry

    Think i actually saw one at the gander mountain on hall rd the other day. Go on ruger.com they have a complete list of all dealers along with prices and numbers in inventory

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    Gunbroker NIB $359 shipped
    WAY cheaper than any local gun shop

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    thanks, that is much, much cheaper than what i have heard local. just listened to your audio now, good job! and i hope your right about registration going away soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    Think i actually saw one at the gander mountain on hall rd the other day. Go on ruger.com they have a complete list of all dealers along with prices and numbers in inventory

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    great, thanks!
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    Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    i don't mind at all, in fact i agree. and that gun was her 2nd anniversary present back in july. it's an LCR .22
    2nd anniversary present huh? Hang on a second.................Honeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyy, when were we married?................Son of a what?............never mind. So, an LCR .22 you say?
    watch your top knot !

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