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    Dickerson's is closed on Sundays. I should have checked, sorry Anyway, fell back on Old School Pizza, also downtown. I have OC'd in there before. Once actually, but it was my 6" bbl revolver and VERY visible. Haven't had a chance to go back. I checked with TugBoat Annies by the marina I live in, and one staff said he would be comfortable with an OC event but to check with the owner as he will be there on Sunday and may not like it. Normally I wouldn't ask ahead like this, but it is home after all and I would rather have a polite no, than get kicked out of the place and cause problems where I live.

    At any rate I reserved the back room at Old School (they even have a pizza named after Ted Nugent!) for 5:30 on Sunday, under my name. They are at 108 Franklin St NE Olympia, WA 98501

    Just a couple of blocks from the bus station and JavaFlow Coffee. Pretty eclectic crowd, 80's theme to the place, good pizza (if you like hot cheese laden pizza with ample toppings and a nice crust)

    Anyone shows up early and is bored, downtown Olympia has many fine and wonderful shops and places to wander around.

    Percival Landing Park http://www.ci.olympia.wa.us/cityservices/par/percivallanding/ Just don't OC while eating cookies there

    Last Word Books, http://lastwordblog.blogspot.com/ They have an affiliation with The Evergreen State College. I have OC'd in there a couple of times and chatted with a sales clerk (manager maybe?) about OC. No problems. Weird and strange selection of books, from freaky liberal to weird anarchist.

    4th and 5th avenues are neat places.

    Okay I'm being a bit tongue in cheek here, but if anyone does show up in Oly early I encourage stopping by JavaFlow on 207 Washington St, across from the Olympia Transit Center.

    Of course the City Hall has nice parklike settings around it too :P
    Look forward to seeing everyone.

    Steve

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    Cool, thanks for the update SV......we'll see you at the pizza place on Sunday.

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    Hey guys, I should be able to make this one, all the way from Eastern Washington. I'll be over in Seattle this weekend test rowing a couple of racing shells. Only problem is that I'll be dropping my friend off at the airport Sunday morning at 10:00AM. If any of you have the day off and want to hang out with a fellow OCer, PM me and we'll get in touch. Oh yeah, there might be a problem staying with the person I was planning on staying with over there, anybody there have a floor that they could lend for Friday and/or Saturday night. We'll be rolling into Seattle late Friday night, and would be off rowing shells and out of your hair all Saturday. Any help would be appreciated.

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    I would offer bunk space on the boat but it is such a mess and crowded with stuff on it's way out I really don't have room. If there is a major need though, I can work something out. Lemme know.

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    A gentleman from the Olympia Cop Watch (more or less defunct, at least from what I can find on the web) Drew Hendricks called me and asked if he could come to the dinner. He is interested about OC laws, and police respone. Mr. Hendricks was also involved with the Port Protests, and some of the response to the OPD afterwards. I told him I had no problem meeting him and sharing information. Now some of the groups he is associated with are fairly "liberal" and I decided that if he wanted to get to know us, it was quite a reasonable request.

    He has been rather friendly and has provided me with some basic information about the officers involved in my stop.

    Anyway if we can't have a cop, a local activist who is willing to look at things from our point of view with an open mind is a Good Thing to me.

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    A gentleman from the Olympia Cop Watch (more or less defunct, at least from what I can find on the web) Drew Hendricks called me and asked if he could come to the dinner. He is interested about OC laws, and police respone. Mr. Hendricks was also involved with the Port Protests, and some of the response to the OPD afterwards. I told him I had no problem meeting him and sharing information. Now some of the groups he is associated with are fairly "liberal" and I decided that if he wanted to get to know us, it was quite a reasonable request.

    He has been rather friendly and has provided me with some basic information about the officers involved in my stop.

    Anyway if we can't have a cop, a local activist who is willing to look at things from our point of view with an open mind is a Good Thing to me.

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    Hey, I was under the impression that anyone was welcome to our get togethers, as long as they were civil and didn't cause a problem. If the person is coming to meet with us, even if they don't agree with our stance, there has to be some kind of interest for them to even consider being there around all these people who are armed. If we can make those people who are not comfortable with OC or are on the fence more accepting of what we are doing, then it will make things easier on us all around. Sounds like a good deal to me to have this person come and see what we are all about.

    On another note, I'll be there with the wife, and she may be OCing for the first time ever. She'll be carrying my Kel Tec 9mm if she decides to carry, and I'll carry my 45.

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    Mrs. Duck and I will be joining you for pizza after a stop at Cabela's around 1500hrs. If anyone else comes to Cabela's we can meet and visit, otherwise the Ducks will shop and maybe go to Java Flow. We're both looking forward to meeting all of you.

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    compmanio365 wrote:
    Hey, I was under the impression that anyone was welcome to our get togethers, as long as they were civil and didn't cause a problem. If the person is coming to meet with us, even if they don't agree with our stance, there has to be some kind of interest for them to even consider being there around all these people who are armed. If we can make those people who are not comfortable with OC or are on the fence more accepting of what we are doing, then it will make things easier on us all around. Sounds like a good deal to me to have this person come and see what we are all about.

    On another note, I'll be there with the wife, and she may be OCing for the first time ever. She'll be carrying my Kel Tec 9mm if she decides to carry, and I'll carry my 45.
    I didn't think there would be a problem, especially as he is coming into this with an open mind.

    I'm going to bed early tonight, I'm tired and have a long day tomorow. Anyone need to reach me, I have posted my phone number in the original dinner meeting thread. I should be at Old School at the proper time. although since I will be coming from work, unless I get home early, will not be carrying.

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    I'll be at Cabela's tomorrow at 3:00 before dinner. See you all there. Dave

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    Well, depending on who shows up first, we'll be looking for each other, so here's pictures of myself and the wife:






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    While Karen & I would love to attend, it'sa rather long haul from Monroe. Between Christmas and the last gunshow my budget is completely shot. But the main reason is that it was sorta short notice. We made plans to have my Brother and his wife to come over for the official tree trimming. If I had known earlier we could have done that yesterday.

    Hopefully next time. Y'all have fun and give our best wishes to the OPD persecution squad.

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    Well, I convinced my wife to let me head down and meet you guys, although I probably won't be able to stay for more than about a half hour or so. See you guys there!

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    Great to get together and the first OC for me. I felt very aware of my surroundings at Cabela'sin a good way though. It was fun being with you all and fun listening to Lonnie; he's so smart.

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    Hey all. Great to meet all of you tonight. What fun! Tacoma next time, anyone???

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    This was the biggest turn out for an OC meet-and-greet I've seen so far. It makes getting thrown out of Cabella’s twice worth the trouble. ;-) It was good putting faces to nick-names and meeting everyone.

    For the Tacoma-Lakewood dwellers, feel free to PM me if you’re interested in meeting for a burger or a beer on the weeknights.

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    Thrown out of Cabela's? Do tell... I heard about the problems, didn't realize it was being tossed out.

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    I planned on being there, but today ois the first time since Thursday that I have been out of bed. Walking pneumonia Damnit

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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    I planned on being there, but today ois the first time since Thursday that I have been out of bed. Walking pneumonia Damnit
    Ack....nasty stuff dude.......no offense but I'm glad you stayed in bed.

    Get better and we'll see you next time around.

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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    I planned on being there, but today ois the first time since Thursday that I have been out of bed. Walking pneumonia Damnit
    Erk. Get better soon!

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    Thrown out of Cabela's? Do tell... I heard about the problems, didn't realize it was being tossed out.
    I think someone in Cabella’s must have spread some misinformation. The first time, John and I were approached by a female employee who asked me if I was a police or law enforcement or something along those lines. When I said no she told me I had to go back downstairs and check my pistol in at the front desk and that it was store policy. I told her no. She said I would have to leave it in my car and I again told her I would not. She said that ‘some women’ were extremely nervous that I was carrying a gun in the store. A male employee with her told be I should cover it, I told him I couldn’t with what I was wearing, and I didn’t have my permit with me anyway. I told them about having discussed the issue with corporate and that their policy was to mirror state law, blah blah blah. We all went around and around like this a couple more times when I spotted Lonnie towering over the shelving. He told them everything I had already and the female excused herself to check with a manager. She came back and told me I could carry in the store but I couldn’t fit a holster to the gun unless I went downstairs and checked the gun in. Within ten minutes of this incident there were about six open carriers milling about and plugging up the aisle.

    A few folks wanted to grab a drink in the cafeteria so we headed in that direction. I was standing outside talking to John while everyone was in line and someone walking past spotted the 1911 on my belt. He started the whole lecture all over again and John began to engage him. I looked at him but I couldn’t see anything that identified him as an employee of Cabella’s, so I asked, “Who the hell are you?” He showed me his employee card that was in his pocket, I thought he might be plain clothes loss prevention but he was just a stock boy. He repeated that it was against store policy, that they’d been told that OC wasn’t allowed in the store. We pointed out that we’d just had the same go-‘round over in the firearms department and he let it go.

    So someone must have started the rumor that OC wasn’t allowed in the store.

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    I have to say this surprises me as 2 weeks ago my father and I made our first trip to Cabelas and both of us were carrying. We were concealed but when we were at the gun counter milling about and chatting with the guy behind the counter and I made reference to buying smaller/lighter weight for everyday carry he asked if I was carrying at which I replied yes. He then asked what I carried and when I told him verbally ( as I did not want to cause any alarm by displaying ) he promptly asked me to show him. There were at this point 3 other staff behind the counter at which point I expressed my reserve in removing my weapon from its holster.He very calmly assured me that doing so was perfectly acceptable by their standards and would not warrant any alarm from the other staff. A few moments later another gentleman came up to the counter with a rifle he brought in.Since Cabelas recognizes the individual States carry laws and this has already been discussed in this forum maybe it would be beneficial to send off a copy down to Cabelas in Lacey or better yet to call Cabelas Corporate AGAIN and inform them of the problem so that they can in turn clearly remind/inform all staff that it is perfectly legal to OC in their store.

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    Machoduck- I am a newbee to this website and interested in learning more about this new trend in OC. I have always carried concealed asa general rule of " Not drawing undue attention to oneself while carrying a firearm ". My overall thought is that every law abiding citizen should carry;we wouldlive in a much better society. I notice that you note your locationas being from King County which is where I reside as well. Are you in relative proximity to the Kent/Renton area and would you be interested in meeting sometime ? I would also like to know about the next Dinner meeting for the group as it seems I just came on board a shy to late to make the last one.

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