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    I have been carrying openly for the last couple of days and spent today at the range. (won a little money from a bolt guy with a 25-06 using "Merry Infidel", but that is another story).

    So I drive on line to the ferry and I am OC'ing my Smith. I drive on-board and leave my car to use the men's room. Ferry is full of the usual Bainbridge traffic plus a bunch ofwalk on's as this is Sunday night and a lot of people are getting back from the game; including this nasty looking couple in an orange VW bus with California plates and the usual "Kerry/Edward and "Free Tibet" bumper stickers. As I pass them they practicallychoke ontheirno-whip-vegan-sustainable-wage-latteas they spot the holstered Smith. I finish in the Men's room and get myself a cup of coffee and go back down to my car and standing next to itare the Granola-heads and a WSP officer in the straight brimmed hat. I approach and smile. "Remember, (I tell myself) I have graduated from the Agent 47 School of OC carry. I am ready. I will quote chapter and verse. I will shout my freedom to the very rooftops!"

    Me: Hi officer!

    Officer Calloway: Hi. (He glances at the holster.) Look I got this call of a man with a gun. (Glances at my car). Do you have a Weapons permit?


    Me: You bet! (I hand him the permit)


    Officer Calloway: Um you know, with the shooting at the Catholic church (?) and the Virginia Tech, well, people are bound to get excited.



    Me (slightly confused): (Huh?) Well we don't want people excited...:?


    Officer Calloway: Your not doing anything illegal...but the weapons permit says "Concealed" so it might be better if you cover it.


    Me: The permit lets me carry it loaded in the car. (At the word "loaded" the Granola heads draw an audible breath. Here is their fantasies fulfilled. A right wing gun nut is going to get his ass arrested right in from of them!):what:

    Officer Calloway: Yes, well have a good day. Here is your permit. (Waves)


    This entire contact was very positive. I could tell that Calloway was only going through the motions because he had to determine if I was a crazy threat or just a regular chap. He sized me up in a split second and was completely professional. Hey! No fair! I wanted a hassle so I could quote out the RCW's!

    The priceless part was the look on the Granola Heads faces as he strode away.:what:





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    So you didn't have a "Cops vs. Citizen" encounter?!? The "Gestapo" didn't arrest you and chop off your family jewels?

    Sorry, in all seriousness, though. Good encounter. And that's usually what it comes down too: sizing you up to see if you're a normal person, of a wacko. Glad you were able to figuratively give the finger to the BB island granolas. I had to go over there for business once. Liberal doesn't even BEGIN to describe it!

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    Good report - I like your cheerful demeanor and approach, and explanation that you have the permit to OC in the vehicle

    Note to Washington State - time to join the majority of states where no permit is required to carry a loaded handgun in your own vehicle!

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    Wheelgunner wrote:
    The priceless part was the look on the Granola Heads faces as he strode away.
    Great encounter, well handled!!!

    With the added benefit of shocking the psuedo-sophisticates!!


    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    G20-IWB24/7 wrote:
    SNIP So you didn't have a "Cops vs. Citizen" encounter?!?
    Hey!?!? What's that s'posed to mean?
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Mike wrote:
    Note to Washington State - time to join the majority of states where no permit is required to carry a loaded handgun in your own vehicle!
    Heck, I think it's high time we transitioned to Vermont Carry! Frankly, I've enjoyed carrying openly without a license - I'm still getting my CPL as soon as it's convenient, but it feels good to exercise a Right without having to ask permission from the government first!

    Anyway, great story, Wheelgunner! It's always great to see pompous, arrogant people deflated a bit, especially when they're the naive Aquarius-and-granola types, who so often pretend to be all liberal and enlightened, but really have no problem with authoritarianism when it supports their agenda!

    And hopefully your polite, friendly demeanor (and the extremely professional response of the WSP trooper) will make them think just a little, and maybe realize that gun owners are actually normal, rational people. But maybe I'm being too optimistic. :P

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    Wheelgunner wrote:
    Officer Calloway: Your not doing anything illegal...but the weapons permit says "Concealed" so it might be better if you cover it.
    I doubt he said that. He probably said, "You're not doing anything illegal...but the weapons permit says "Concealed" so it might be better if you cover it...

    :P

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    If you really want to mess with the minds (do they really have one) of theGronola gang, you can simply tell them NO when they ask if you have a permit. If you read carefully at the top it says

    STATE OF WASHINGTON

    LICENSE TO CARRY CONCEALED PISTOL

    Gee what about a revolver?

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    Wheelgunner wrote:
    Officer Calloway: Um you know, with the shooting at the Catholic church (?) and the Virginia Tech, well, people are bound to get excited.
    Good enounter. I wonder what the reaction had been if you had answered this:

    "Yeah, too bad there weren't more citizens carrying openly to make those kind of shooting less likely!"



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    Mike wrote:
    Note to Washington State - time to join the majority of states where no permit is required to carry a loaded handgun in your own vehicle!
    I believe the term has something to do with ice cubes in hades?

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    Stealth Potato wrote:
    Mike wrote:
    Note to Washington State - time to join the majority of states where no permit is required to carry a loaded handgun in your own vehicle!
    Anyway, great story, Wheelgunner! It's always great to see pompous, arrogant people deflated a bit, especially when they're the naive Aquarius-and-granola types, who so often pretend to be all liberal and enlightened, but really have no problem with authoritarianism when it supports their agenda!
    They still got their thrill, and I'm sure commented back at the commune about making a gun nut have to answer to a COP! Once the cop showed up and confronted the gun nut, they got their jollies for the week.

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    That's awesome, Show those Birkenstock wearing hippies how we do things in Washington. It's great when the antes get to see the cops hold up your rights.



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    Have we discovered an effective hippy repelant?



    Do they make a thigh holster that that thing? :celebrate

    Run hippy, run!

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    I doubt he said that. He probably said, "You're not doing anything illegal...but the weapons permit says "Concealed" so it might be better if you cover it...

    Damn it! Caught in a misspelling! Sigh! You are right, Mainsail...

    Dave, that is the smallest rifle I have ever seen. Can you really grip it up forward?


    Just read the news about the shooting at the Christian school in CO. Now I know what he was talking about.



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    Wheelgunner wrote:
    Dave, that is the smallest rifle I have ever seen. Can you really grip it up forward?
    It's not a rifle, it's a pistol :celebrate

    It's also one of the shortest AK pistol I've seen too (I've seen 1 shorter, where the guy was trimming on the back end too).

    Usually they have a longer handguard and gas tube, plenty of real estate to grab on to.
    "I'm just a no-account screed-peddler" Dave Workman http://goo.gl/CNf6pB

    "We ought to extend the [1994] assault weapons ban" George W Bush

    "The Bush Administration declared a permanent ban today on almost all foreign-made semiautomatic assault rifles." George Bush Sr, New York Times on July 8, 1989

    "I support the Brady bill and I urge the Congress to enact it without delay." Ronald Regan.

    "Guns are an abomination." Richard Nixon

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    Sounds like a pretty good encounter! Looks like the WSP has a good idea of the law.:celebrate

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