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    Front yard BBQ.

    I want to have an open carry BBQ in my front yard, on the north side of Holland. Anyone interested let me know. I'm thinking sometime late Aug or early Sept on a Sat. Bring a dish to pass. I'm trying to see if there is enough interest for me to do it. If so I can get more detailed about it.

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    Re: Front yard BBQ.

    Cool idea! Hope it goes well. +1
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    Never mind. I guess I'll just have to buy an M.O.C T-shirt to show support.
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    Re: Front yard BBQ.

    If it fits my schedule I would attend.

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    Not enough interest, sorry. I guess I'll hold down the Holland area by myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casper View Post
    Not enough interest, sorry. I guess I'll hold down the Holland area by myself.
    Something to consider............

    For several years Yooperlady and myself held a 4th of July party in our backyard. We invited friends and neighbors and the invitation stated that openly carrying a gun was very much encouraged. Well... we had many people attend for several years including many of our neighbors.. some carried and some didn't... yet we all had a good feed and a very good time. Funny thing is.... our neighbors seem to now accept open carry with ease... not just my open carry but also when they see it in public.. and they certainly don't bat an eye if I show up at their house/visit in their house open carrying.

    So... I guess what I really want to say is that it could be more effective to slant a front yard bar b que/party/cook out/get together to the non open carriers (perhaps even to the CC'ers and/or non carriers) in your circle of influence than it would be to just "preach to the choir" so to speak. After all... in order to gain new folks it is necessary to reach... new folks.

    Sadly reverses in health put an end to those back yard parties. Although some of our neighbors occasionally mention how much fun they had.....
    Gun control isn't about the gun at all.... for those who want gun control it is all about their own fragile egos, their own lack of self esteem, their own inner fears, and most importantly... their own desire to dominate others. And an openly carried gun is a slap in the face to all of those things.

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    Re: Front yard BBQ.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikenut View Post
    Something to consider............

    For several years Yooperlady and myself held a 4th of July party in our backyard. We invited friends and neighbors and the invitation stated that openly carrying a gun was very much encouraged. Well... we had many people attend for several years including many of our neighbors.. some carried and some didn't... yet we all had a good feed and a very good time. Funny thing is.... our neighbors seem to now accept open carry with ease... not just my open carry but also when they see it in public.. and they certainly don't bat an eye if I show up at their house/visit in their house open carrying.

    So... I guess what I really want to say is that it could be more effective to slant a front yard bar b que/party/cook out/get together to the non open carriers (perhaps even to the CC'ers and/or non carriers) in your circle of influence than it would be to just "preach to the choir" so to speak. After all... in order to gain new folks it is necessary to reach... new folks.

    Sadly reverses in health put an end to those back yard parties. Although some of our neighbors occasionally mention how much fun they had.....
    Well said Sir! +1 This makes me think of the days when I was single. Me and my friends would go to the typical places single people go to. I always made it my mission to talk to as many girls as possible (not hit on -talk). My friends would say "you've got nerve!" I would answer "no just making connections - even if a girl may not like me as anything other than a friend, she might have a friend that might.. " That's how I met my wife.


    You can't get a date if you don't ask - just like you won't be able to let your neighbors know what a great, nice, responsible, friendly, outgoing guy you are, etc.. ect... if you don't give them a chance to see those things in you. Nothhing ventured = nothing gained

    Venture away good sir, venture away!
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    Re: Front yard BBQ.

    I mean this in the nicest way casper. You give up way too easy. Auto has said he would come if he can, (he is a good guy from my limited contact with him) and who knows, other might be more encouraged to attend also. Cross post on MGO/MOC / Facebook /.....Craigslist/Backpage (kidding on last two) but don't throw in the towel without giving it a fair chance. Make it a fun event and people will come. Doesn't cost a lot of money to have a good time. Been to some off the hook parties in southwest detroit as a kid. No one got hurt, everyone had fun and the neighbors would often attend. Fun is fun, try it , you'll be suprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeInAZ View Post
    I mean this in the nicest way casper. You give up way too easy. Auto has said he would come if he can, (he is a good guy from my limited contact with him) and who knows, other might be more encouraged to attend also. Cross post on MGO/MOC / Facebook /.....Craigslist/Backpage (kidding on last two) but don't throw in the towel without giving it a fair chance. Make it a fun event and people will come. Doesn't cost a lot of money to have a good time. Been to some off the hook parties in southwest detroit as a kid. No one got hurt, everyone had fun and the neighbors would often attend. Fun is fun, try it , you'll be suprised.
    I agree, make a date, If you want ask Auto what day would be good, invite your neighbors, friends, loved ones. Cross post on the other pages as Free suggested. If I am free I would come.
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    Depending upon which weekend, I'd also attend.
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