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    Iintended to say FYI (effing yuppie idiots) no wonder it took me so long to put in the the last word

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    So, anyone up for an OC meet-up/walk around Green Lake on August 28th after work?
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    Since it wasn't actually mentioned, they are indeed planning a protest at the above location at the above date/time: ProtestEasyGuns.com About. It's half-way down in the "upcoming protests" section.

    ...and yes, I'm totally up for an OC anti-protest. Note for all who would like to attend, this is a Tuesday evening at 6pm. Maybe go to Applebee's afterwards for all-you-can-eat BBQ riblets? *grin*
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    if only it was closer.... just did some reading on that site, how can people be so dumb?

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    sorry my post was not that clear.(I am still kinda new to this whole forum stuff)yes they are planning some asinine die in thing at the park. I thought it would be cool if a few people could go and OC. I still don't know if I will be able to go. (that is why I did not propose anything). But if others our interested I think that having these people see that a gun will not attack if it gets to close would be good.

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    just_a_car wrote:
    ...and yes, I'm totally up for an OC anti-protest. Note for all who would like to attend, this is a Tuesday evening at 6pm. Maybe go to Applebee's afterwards ...
    I'm curious. What would be thepurpose of the OC anti-protest? How would you do it?

    How is it a good idea? Other than getting together for some chow at Appleee's, I mean...

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    An open carry"protest" might put us in violation of the law. However, I've always thought that it might be nice to have a picnic at the park.

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    Not a formal OC protest per se, just a gathering of fellow OCers for a couple of laps around the lake (assuming the antis are going to be somwhere near the path).
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    Jamfish wrote:
    Not a formal OC protest per se, just a gathering of fellow OCers for a couple of laps around the lake (assuming the antis are going to be somwhere near the path).
    Funny thing is, they only intend on sticking around for as long as it took that Korean ******* (I'm so glad his name is so hard to remember, he doesn't deserve to be remembered) to kill the 32 innocent people.

    So, if we simply walked as a group, or even individually, around Green Lake for an 30 minutes to an hour before and after their little stunt, we'll have more exposure and likely a better response than their fiasco. (Hey we might even meet some cute girls. ) Now, I specifically say "WALK" around Green Lake because a "man running with a gun" is just enough to perhaps have a cop say you were "acting in a manner and in a place that would warrant alarm" (unless you were, say, wearing specific jogging/running clothes).

    It's really too bad we wouldn't be able to get any of the OCDO shirts in time for this. Especially the one that says "Because I can't carry a cop." or "I'm just taking it for a walk."

    Oh, and HankT, do you really need any more motivation than all-you-can-eat BBQ Riblets at Applebees? :P Heck, we could even claim we're trying to exercise as a group to work off the calories we know we're about to ingest! LOL!
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    I would be up for a short gather and dinner up here in Seattle, especially since I didn't make it on Sunday........I would have to drive in or figure out some other transportation since I normally take the train.........

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    Oh, shiza... I just checked with the wife on this... bad night for me to be out after work Now I just feel stupid for suggesting it in the first place and then not showing up

    *sigh*

    Oh, well, I would have been pressed to find a decent OC rig in time anyway. This would have been my first time OC-ing!

    I'll keep pressing on this. I don't want to ignore my obligations, but I would REALLY love to do this walk.
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    I would love to find where they are 'flopping' and gather our group off to the side (conspicuously OC'ing of course) with a signs saying something to the extent of:

    WE could have prevented this
    WE were not ALLOWED


    Or do one better. Those of us who can CC should 'set up' with ONE sign bearing the first part of the message (making it look like we are 'supporters'), and when the 'flopping' REALLY gets going, the rest can join in, OCing, with a sign bearing the second half of the message, while the first group UNconceals.


    Oh, how I'd love to see that....

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    Phssthpok wrote:
    the rest can join in, OCing, with a sign bearing the second half of the message, while the first group UNconceals.
    That is a BAD idea. That could easily be construed as threatening and would get those people arrested.
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    Schoolyard, west coast version. :P



    ...not that this would be schoolyard tactics, mind you.


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    August 28th is becoming Exercise Your Rights Day. Get thee off thy ass and go buy some ammo or reloading supplies or something else and support your local gun shop!

    http://waronguns.blogspot.com/2007/0...rd-aug-28.html

    And here's somebody local doing his part:

    http://waronguns.blogspot.com/2007/08/open-carry-while-delivering-fliers.html

    I'd go to Green Lake but I don't have a good OC holster (yet!) and I rarely get off work by 6.



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    Were I in the area, Id be all for a protest highjack or a counter protest.

    The idea is simple; Show up at the die in and begin our own pro-gun narrative. Saying that any one of the 31 innocents were lawfully armed the other 30 could be living today...
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    Good Oleg Volk shirts to wear when prohibitionists are present:
    http://www.libertyoutlet.com/store/b...;sort=category

    How about wearing Oleg Volk shirts down there, and getting in there with a bullhorn. Might be useful to have a crowd of people standing around them and pointing out how foolish they are to go around unarmed and defenseless. It would prevent them from getting any useful footage to be aired on the news networks.

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    44Brent wrote:
    An open carry"protest" might put us in violation of the law. However, I've always thought that it might be nice to have a picnic at the park.
    Why is that ???

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    Not that it really matters, but I noticed in the paper (Herald) that it's also the evening of the Full Moon... No wonder all the crazies are out. *chuckle*
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    just_a_car wrote: " took that Korean ******* "

    Not to try to jack this thread, but I don't think this is appropriate. He is a ******* that is a fact, but to point out he is Korean isn't fair.I am not Korean myself, but I find this offensive. I actually have a friend who is Korean, and the day after the horrible event, a person looked at her and shook his head saying "F*cking Koreans." She was just buying her food at the store.

    But back to the thread. I think it would be interesting to see an Anti-protest.

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    UTOC-45-44 wrote:
    44Brent wrote:
    An open carry"protest" might put us in violation of the law. However, I've always thought that it might be nice to have a picnic at the park.
    Why is that ???

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    See RCW 9.41.270

    Weapons apparently capable of producing bodily harm — Unlawful carrying or handling — Penalty — Exceptions.

    (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, exhibit, display, or draw any firearm, dagger, sword, knife or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm, in a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another or that warrants alarm for the safety of other persons.

    OC whileprotesting an anti-gun event might be interpreted by police and a court as a violation of this law. A conviction under this law will cause a person to forfeit their CPL, and that's not a risk I am willing to take under these circumstances. This is why I suggest activities be limited to the following:

    • Non-confrontational open carry in the vicinity. By non-confrontational, I mean some activity like a picnic.

      -- OR --
    • A confrontational protest which does NOT involve open carry. I personally like this one a little better because a person with a bullhorn just a few feet away from the prohibitionists can ruin their footage that they will likely send to the media for broadcast.

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    A confrontational protest which does NOT involve open carry. I personally like this one a little better because a person with a bullhorn just a few feet away from the prohibitionists can ruin their footage that they will likely send to the media for broadcast.
    An excellent suggestion, 44Brent!
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    krazichinaman wrote:
    just_a_car wrote: " took that Korean ******* "

    Not to try to jack this thread, but I don't think this is appropriate. He is a ******* that is a fact, but to point out he is Korean isn't fair.I am not Korean myself, but I find this offensive. I actually have a friend who is Korean, and the day after the horrible event, a person looked at her and shook his head saying "F*cking Koreans." She was just buying her food at the store.

    But back to the thread. I think it would be interesting to see an Anti-protest.
    It was meant to simply describe the person. Why should it be fair that someone of a certain nationality (note, I said nationality, not RACE) should do something so heinous? What happened to your friend was bigotry and racial predjudice and I don't condone it one bit. What I did was to describe a person by their citizenship and by their actions. To be offended by such... well, let me just say I don't apologize for it one bit, nor feel bad about it. I'm not saying you don't have a right to be offended... just that maybe you should take things as they're meant to be taken.
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    Oh, and I was just at Applebee's tonight... AND GUESS WHAT?!...

    On August 28th, they're donating $1 from every (check or order, I can't recall) to a local foster kids charity! Talk about awesome coincidence!
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