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Thread: City of Oberlin Parks Open Carry Education Event, 7 Sep and 15 Sep

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    City of Oberlin Parks Open Carry Education Event, 7 Sep and 15 Sep

    It is my and my wife's intention to spend a large portion of the day in Oberlin (particularly Parks) on Saturday, September 7th AND Sunday, September 15th. The reasoning for the walk on the 15th is that the third reading of the City's change to the unlawful ban on firearms in City of Oberlin Parks. I would invite any and all to join us at Park Street Park at 11:00 on each day. My thinking is we can hang out in the park, lawfully open carrying, but we can also have groups walk down to Spring Street Park (less than 1/2 mile south) and/or into the downtown area, obviously avoiding Tappan Square. Actually, I don't KNOW that Tappan Square is off limits... I never saw any signs to that effect, so until someone in authority tells me, I must assume that an non-posted area is okay! 8-)

    I look forward to seeing many of you there!

    Also, once I get a few RSVPs, I will send a personal letter to area news outlets. I would appreciate it, if OCDO sees fit, that they might send out a release as well.

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    Clarification:

    Start Time: 11:00 AM
    Place: Park Street Park (across the street to the east from City Hall and the Police Department)
    End Time: 2:00 PM or later...

    We are bringing our little ones, and will probably be bringing snack food and/or a picnic lunch for ourselves... the goal is to show that lawful carry of firearms in the Parks is NOT dangerous to the community and to show help educate members of the community about the legality of Open Carry and the the requirements of Concealed Carry.

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    Ill be there. Possibly with my lady as well. Looking forward to meeting some of the folks here who I feel I know already just through reading their posts!

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    Bri seems to be the only person who can manage to schedule events when I am not working. I can be there on the 15th.

    Anyone up for some carpooling?

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    This is much closer to the house. I will be there on the 15th.

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    I would like to politely request that EVERYONE who attends this Saturday's meet act in a professional, calm, rational manner. There seems to be some indications that there could be a "protest" at the parks and around town. Everyone, please attempt to maintain a thick skin, and worry about having fun and educating those who ask questions.

    Obviously, every person has the right to act as they see fit, but please CONSIDER what I'm saying.

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    Has there been any local advertisement inviting the citizens of Oberlin to these events? I have a hard time believing there are more people in favor of fighting the state on there permeation laws ,and tossing a bunch of money down the tube.

    I think it would be a good idea to have support and attendance of some of the local people of Oberlin.

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    yes, I personally know of two residents of Oberlin who are supposed to be going. Friend at work's nephew and nephew's wife... he said there may be more...

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    Here's a few seconds of audio from the 9/7 event. I just had a big smile on my face and never actually got around to my point.

    www.ohionets.com/stuff/oberlin/go-away.mp3
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    Here's a few seconds of audio from the 9/7 event. I just had a big smile on my face and never actually got around to my point.

    www.ohionets.com/stuff/oberlin/go-away.mp3
    Thank you for supplying us with the definition of a Fabian socialist zealot.

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    I don't know if this is what she meant, but this is what I took away:

    "I have a right to your not exercising your rights."

    That kind of attitude paradoxically means that folks only have the right to stop others from doing things. But, then, couldn't someone then demand that they not exercise their right to stop another from exercising his?

    You cannot justify the exercise of rights to some. I wouldn't bother trying--unless they were legitimately curious and wanted to know; she wasn't and didn't. Just carry and let 'em fume to themselves.

    See y'all a week from today.

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    There's a picture of Brian (fixed) and family on the front page of the Plain Dealer print edition. You can see the front page here:

    http://plaindealer.oh.newsmemory.com/
    Last edited by RT48; 09-08-2013 at 03:53 PM.

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    Walked into the local grocery store... cashier says as I walk in the door: "We're sold out, gonna have to go into town..."

    I'm like "hunh?"

    Now, knowing my family's on the paper, I go to Circle K in town... guy in the parking lot looks at me, looks at his paper, the puts paper under arm and starts clapping. "Good Job, man! And tell your wife good job, too! Oh, but I got the last one"

    So, I go to bell stores marathon... guy pumping gas and I were chatting about other stuff, then he looks close at me... "Are you the dude with the gun at the park?"
    I told him "I guess so." He then said good job, and asked about gun laws while we pumped gas.

    I went inside to see what the hubub was about, and the cashier tells me "You had BETTER buy one of those!" Then had an impromptu firearms laws class in the middle of the store (others kept coming in and asking more and more questions)

    I'm so glad we are gaining opportunities to spread the good word about lawful carry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RT48 View Post
    There's a picture of Brain and family on the front page of the Plain Dealer print edition. You can see the front page here:

    http://plaindealer.oh.newsmemory.com/
    "Brain"? The guy is smart alright, but calling him "Brain"?

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    Have you contacted the folks from NE Ohio OC in order to increase participation? (Facebook too)

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    At least one NEOCarry guy was there... I forgot his name! I'm so sorry, but I was getting hammered with protesters, reporters, saying hi to the 2a guys, and keeping up with my wife and daughter!

    I think next Sunday may be interesting... :-O

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    So tell us all about your experiences! After-action reports are encouraged, and are great reading.

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    I gave my wife a nightmare image.... MWSY, Chuck, Eye95, and me... in banana hammocks.... with sidearms... walking into the park to "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO.... :shock:

    Sunday might be big... I have heard about this story from Phoenix, AZ, Sandpoint, ID, and Cali....

    Search "oberlin kuzawa" for news.... it was CRAZY...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQQHc...ature=youtu.be

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index..._in_parks.html

    http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/ind..._river_default

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    City of Oberlin Parks Open Carry Education Event, 7 Sep and 15 Sep

    I guess the kids in the park need to be undefended targets, kinda like the students at Newtown. It is gun-controllers who (beside the actual shooter) are responsible for the deaths of those children and would be responsible for the deaths of children should they succeed in their goal of banning guns in parks and some nut decides to shoot up the undefended kids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    Here's a few seconds of audio from the 9/7 event. I just had a big smile on my face and never actually got around to my point.

    www.ohionets.com/stuff/oberlin/go-away.mp3
    When I talked to her she seemed much calmer than that, granted it was later so I think she just tired herself out.

    May I just say for my first event I was very happy to make you guys' acquaintances. I was nervous about going but everyone was nice, sorry if I forget names next time I see any you as I am the worst at remembering them. (I was the guy you probably thought was weird for wearing a bow tie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by addictedkoala View Post
    When I talked to her she seemed much calmer than that, granted it was later so I think she just tired herself out.

    May I just say for my first event I was very happy to make you guys' acquaintances. I was nervous about going but everyone was nice, sorry if I forget names next time I see any you as I am the worst at remembering them. (I was the guy you probably thought was weird for wearing a bow tie)
    it was the sweater that I thought was weird ;-)

    Thanks for joining us, hope to see you next Sunday....

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    I guess I'm the only one with video of actual interaction between the two sides:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWqZp68ZNQg

    The news media had already left by noon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addictedkoala
    (I was the guy you probably thought was weird for wearing a bow tie)
    Quote Originally Posted by BriKuz View Post
    it was the sweater that I thought was weird ;-)

    Thanks for joining us, hope to see you next Sunday....
    It was the cross-draw holster that I thought was weird...and the fact that you would voluntarily associate with us crazed, gun-nut, terrorist types.



    Who's to judge weird? I wear my cell phone around my neck on an orange lanyard. If I'm too fat to draw from concealment easily, can you imagine me trying to dig my phone out of my pocket?

    Ha!

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    Fox News

    Seen this on foxnews.com and thought "hey i know those troublemakers" way to go guys.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...-in-parks-law/

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