Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: results of an Armed Citizen Halloween

  1. #1
    Campaign Veteran MSG Laigaie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Philipsburg, Montana
    Posts
    3,135

    results of an Armed Citizen Halloween

    We do a big Halloween display at our house each year. It takes about three weeks to set up and it gets a bit complicated as it goes up. This year there were a half dozen armed friends helping out with the festivities. SVG, NavyLTC, Boomboy and their respective Significant Others, and a few of their children. Weapons were abundant and very visible. A point here is the weapons were holstered at just about eye level for a great deal of the children.

    Here is what I observed from the Public.
    I keep a close count of the number of people who visit. With the help of Navys daughter, the count this year was 294. Not bad. Many conversations ensued about firearms. The Moms would tell me that they had been observing me "build" the Cemetery for weeks by doing daily drive bys. As I am always visibly armed, the "Oh No, He's got a Gun!!" cr@p does not enter the equation and the Hoplophobes just do not come back. Those who do come tell me they support our being armed and felt as though they were in a "safe" environment.
    More than one child would ask me or the Mom if my pistol was real. I would reply that it was and the next question was "Why do you have it?" I would answer that I loved my family very much and wanted to always be able to protect them. The Moms seemed to always agree. Small seeds in growing minds. Good Guys with guns. Cool, I think we made a good impression on the Community.
    Attachment 12831
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

  2. #2
    Regular Member The Truth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Henrico
    Posts
    2,139
    Wish you were closer, I'd bring my little one!
    Sic semper evello mortem tyrannis.

    μολὼν λαβέ

    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator
    So in actuality you have no evidence that anything wrong took place, you only believe that it could be spun to appear wrong. But it hasn't been. The truth has a funny way of coming out with persistence, even if it was spun negatively the truth would find its way because these people will not accept less.
    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    The truth causes some people so much pain they can only respond with impotent laughable insults. Life must be rough for those people.

  3. #3
    Regular Member solus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    here nc
    Posts
    6,865
    Quote Originally Posted by The Truth View Post
    Wish you were closer, I'd bring my little one!

    lonnnnggggggg drive ...really long drive

    ipse, ThD
    I'm only human; I do what I can; I'm just a man; I do what I can; Don't put the blame on me; Don't put your blame on me ~ Rag'n'Bone Man.

    Please do not get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am ~ my attitude depends on who you are and how you act.

    Remember always, do not judge someone because they sin differently than you do!

    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

  4. #4
    Regular Member HPmatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    1,597
    got any videos of the graveyard? The dragons/cerberus looks very cool.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    “Men live without other security than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish them"
    -Thomas Hobbes 1651

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Larimer County, CO
    Posts
    212
    OC'd while trick or treating with my son who was carrying an enfield across his back and a mauser bayonet on his belt (undead WW2 soldier).

    I would have traded it for a chance to visit your place though!

  6. #6
    Regular Member sudden valley gunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Whatcom County
    Posts
    17,338
    It was a blast!
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

  7. #7
    Campaign Veteran MSG Laigaie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Philipsburg, Montana
    Posts
    3,135
    Others took video, I did not. I was mistaken for an animatronic on several occasions.

    The best part was the reception of the Local Citizens. Very positive to an Armed environment and lots of kids learned that Good Guys carry guns too.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •