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    Coast Guard Fest in Grand Haven - July 30th

    THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED

    This is really not an "official event" per say. But myself and a few others will be attending the coast guard fest Tuesday July 30th. I will be wearing my MOC gear and have a pocket full of tri-folds and this is an open invitation for anyone interested in checking out the festivities to come and join us. I will post a more exact meeting time and place as the date gets a little closer. I was thinking mid afternoon, thoughts?


    http://coastguardfest.org/
    Last edited by Grapeshot; 07-25-2013 at 06:06 PM. Reason: Late fix on date

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    OC.......?
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    Sounds good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
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    Yup.

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    Yes, OC.


    Sorry for the date change already. The 4th is really just the day they break down and I can't make another weekend day but Tuesday has a lot of cool stuff going on.

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    Would a Mod be kind enough to make a date change on the title for me? thank you!

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    :(

    Likely not going to make this day, I will probably be wandering around GH the first Sat or Sun though. Anyone who can't make it on Tuesday is welcome to join me then.
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    Coast Guard fest in Grand Haven July 30th

    This is really not an "official event" per say. But myself and a few others will be attending the coast guard fest Tuesday July 30th. This is an open invitation for anyone interested in checking out the festivities to come and join us. I will be gathering on Washington St. between 3rd and 4th St.'s at 6:30PM I'll be the guy with the gun in MOC gear and a pocket full of trifolds. Come on down and join us for a great time!

    For more info visit:
    http://coastguardfest.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adams182 View Post
    This is really not an "official event" per say. But myself and a few others will be attending the coast guard fest Tuesday July 30th. This is an open invitation for anyone interested in checking out the festivities to come and join us. I will be gathering on Washington St. between 3rd and 4th St.'s at 6:30PM I'll be the guy with the gun in MOC gear and a pocket full of trifolds. Come on down and join us for a great time!

    For more info visit:
    http://coastguardfest.org/
    Not sure I can make it but I will surely try!
    My reasons to OC
    1. to raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns
    3. A deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations
    5. Because I can and want to
    6. Because it's perfectly legal
    7. Self defense

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    Coast Guard Festival

    IS it legal to carry on a Coast Guard vessel? I would think the answer would be no.
    My reasons to OC
    1. to raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns
    3. A deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations
    5. Because I can and want to
    6. Because it's perfectly legal
    7. Self defense

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    Re: Coast Guard Festival

    If the captain gives you permission it would be legal. Otherwise most likely no.

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    Re: Coast Guard Festival

    Having been to the festival and having been outside of the ships moored at the CG station, I believe there is a prominent sign indicating that firearms are prohibited.

    I would also suggest that you exercise extreme caution anywhere near the channel west of the city park and east of the state park, especially open carrying. Much of that area is under the control of the US Corp Of Engineers and therefore prohibits the possession of firearms. That area IS NOT POSTED!!

    Here is an update to a proposed change last spring... also briefly explains the law:

    http://news.yahoo.com/senate-rejects...182601160.html
    Last edited by DrTodd; 07-27-2013 at 03:35 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by autosurgeon View Post
    If the captain gives you permission it would be legal. Otherwise most likely no.

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    since the coast guard is DHS and a federal agency, i wouldn't carry a firearm anywhere near it. even with permission. a captain of a ship still doesn't have the authority to grant you permission to break federal law.
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