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    An Open Carry Discussion on the Streets of Seattle

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1H3Tnpr680

    On 20 APRIL 2014, my photography assistant and I were taking still shots around the Westlake Park area, in Seattle, WA. A group of men saw me open carrying and decided to have a candid discussion regarding firearms, self-defense, and laws pertaining to open carry. These men were genuinely curious and it was a great time to engage in civil discussion with people who wanted to learn more about why citizens open carry.We also discussed civil liberties and rights of free people.

    I think what is important to take from this video is citizens can, in fact, approach open carriers and meaningful conversations are possible. We are not the "boogey men" the fear based media/society has made us out to be. We are ready and willing to engage in dialogue with people who wish to do so.

    Not having a microphone makes the audio challenging to make out. My assistant was also practicing discreet documenting, or "shooting from the hip." I think her first time came out damn fine.

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    Audio..

    After receiving feedback from another platform, In included some written notation to assist with understanding of the conversation in the video.

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    So, let's meet in either Seattle or Federal Way, go for a nice peaceful walk, and check out the area.
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    OK

    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    So, let's meet in either Seattle or Federal Way, go for a nice peaceful walk, and check out the area.
    That's basically what I do. I mostly only have positive interactions (if I have any) with open carrying. What gets people and police angry at me is that I am a photographer with a camera.
    I am in.

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