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    I say it's time to stop talking about a lunch in Spokane and get one rolling. Let's figure out a time and place. Next weekend works good for me. Anybody interested?

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    Dave, how is the new Kennewick police station going? Wouldn't want you to come up here for nothing. surfj9009 wrote he wants to get in on this also but will be out of town a couple more weeks. I also have some people interested. The Kalico Kitchen, on north division st., a while back had some speakers on the 1st amendment at lunch time. Could be a location, mediocre food, mediocre service, usually busy.

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    I'm down for a meeting in Spokane. My weekends are usually pretty free, though like I said to Dave today I'm not totally sure about this weekend. Lets get this going though for sure.
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    The weekend is almost here. That's get a head count of everybody who can make it to the Spokane lunch and then see if we should do it or hold off on it for another weekend when more people can attend. The Kalico Kitchen could be a place to eat. I was thinking about the Red Robin downtown. Great food, lots and lots of people. I'd only want to do Red Robin if there was going to be more than two of us. Safety in numbers, right?

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    Hey guys. I just flew into town today. I still want to do this for sure. Next weekend would be best for me. I always need a few days to relax when I get off the ship. I do love red robin too, and there's that starbucks next door too.

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    bad news. I checked red robins team member handbook. My gf is a bartender at one here in town. I quote from her handbook:
    "in the interest of providing a safe workplacethat is free from violence, red robin strictly prohibits team members, guests, vendors or anyone else from possesing weapons regardless of whether or not the person is licensed to carry the weapon"

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    Hey All Spokaners!Spokanians? Spokanoids? Whatever...lol... Well, since my wife is a Travelling Occupational Therapist, we're trying to get up to Spokane Valley after Reno (her sister lives there). We'rein Reno ona 3 month contract and are trying to get there in June. If not, another 3 months here then try again in Septemberfor the second leg of the Cavalcante West Coast Open-Carry Tour 2008!

    Oh, WRT Red Robin, we had more than a few places like that in VA where the corporate policy was "no firearms", but the management was pro-gun and allowed it. (shhhh!)Knowing it's not allowed isn't the same as being told to leave, but you'll have to decide to show up there or not. In the future, I would say show up at a place and only leave if asked and even then only after you've spoken to and got the name of the manager. THEN put them on the Spokane Gun-Unfriendly list!



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    BobCav wrote:

    Oh, WRT Red Robin, we had more than a few places like that in VA where the corporate policy was "no firearms", but the management was pro-gun and allowed it. (shhhh!)Knowing it's not allowed isn't the same as being told to leave, but you'll have to decide to show up there or not. In the future, I would say show up at a place and only leave if asked and even then only after you've spoken to and got the name of the manager. THEN put them on the Spokane Gun-Unfriendly list!

    I'm all for it. I do love their burgers. And there are plenty of places to go downtown within walking distance if we are asked to leave. I'm trying to get my girl to OC with me someday too.

    A hot chick OC'ing will definitely turn some heads!! She won't do it at her work though.

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    Steelcoreap can't make it this weekend but I think that he can next and next weekend would work better for surfj9009 so I'm thinking we should plan on holding off one weekend and doing it next Saturday. What do you guys think? This Saturday or next?
    Also, I think that we should steer clear of Red Robin. We know their policy so that's respect it. Even if the local manager is gun friendly, we're still supporting a company that is against basic individual rights by eating there.

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    Dave The Welder wrote:
    Steelcoreap can't make it this weekend but I think that he can next and next weekend would work better for surfj9009 so I'm thinking we should plan on holding off one weekend and doing it next Saturday.* What do you guys think?* This Saturday or next?
    Also, I think that we should steer clear of Red Robin.* We know their policy so that's respect it.* Even if the local manager is gun friendly, we're still supporting a company that is against basic individual rights by eating there.*
    I agree. I am sitting here now eating though and visiting my gf. I may have to seriously consider this issue. Next weekend or the one after works better for me.

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    Let's move it to next Saturday, March 1st then. Now, back to the topic of where to eat. I've already heard the Kalico Kitchen may be a good location. Surfj9009, any thoughts on where to eat? The busier, the better.

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    Hm, I may have to eat at Red Robin's tonight to see if they have a sign on the entry stating that policy. Will I OC? Sure will!

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to go up into the bar area where I normally go and get much better service and quicker food. Eh... we all must make sacrifices. ;-)

    If they have signage, I'll have them on the list post-haste.

    ...still waiting for a mod to sticky it so I don't have to keep going back in the posts to find it and edit the list.
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    Next saturday would be perfect and I can even bring my friend along. I'm there, just set a time and place.

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    Dave The Welder wrote:
    Let's move it to next Saturday, March 1st then. Now, back to the topic of where to eat. I've already heard the Kalico Kitchen may be a good location. Surfj9009, any thoughts on where to eat? The busier, the better.
    Well, I think there will be many more people out and about downtown on a Saturday. If we are asked to leave somewhere, there are plenty of places within walking distance. I prefer Cyrus O'learys because they have awesome ribs, and the Steelhead Grill is great too, but I am not sure if they are exclusively 21 and over or not. Of course the Olive Garden is always busy too.

    Only problem with downtown is parking. No cost on Sundays at the meters. Saturday will be tricky for street parking because it is so busy. I'm thinking somewhere downtown would gather a lot of visibility just from guys walking from their cars to the restaurant though.

    So I say saturday, coffee at Starbucks across from Riverpark Square and then stroll a couple blocks to Cyrus O'Learys!! But if we go to the Olive Garden instead, there is always a wait on the weekend, which promotes people lingering around in the lobby and waiting for a seat. Might be a good chance for some conversation with those who are less enlightened.

    What do you guys think?

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    We could solve the parking problem by meeting up somewhere else and then packing into one or two vehicles to head downtown. That way we avoid most of the parking hassle and also an unlikely, but possible, "picking off" by the police while walking alone on our way to lunch.

    We could meet up before lunch for some shopping on Division St. I'd love to hit up the Army surplus store if it's still there, the White Elephant, and Axel Raven Co, assuming that nobody has been asked to leave any of these for OCing. We could then pack into as few vehicles as possible and head downtown for Starbucks and lunch.

    All that's left is too finalize where to eat. We should have a backup place to eat as well just in case we're asked to leave. What do you think about Cyrus O'learys as our first choice with the Steelhead grill as our second? Would somebody check the Steelhead Grill this week and make sure that it's not 21 and over.

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    Your right. We should meet up and go together, so as not to get picked off. good thinking. I've never done an OC meet or lunch or anything, so I am grateful for any advice/experience people can provide.

    I OC'd Axel Raven Co. today, saleman asked if i like my XD. He had to have known I had it cocked with one in the chamber. No problem at all with him or the other salesman so they are def OC friendly. Had a nice talk about the M82A1 Barrett they had on the counter. Gonna see Axel on Monday about hosting the WA Gun Rights pamplet.

    Called steelhead and they said they are 21 and older after 9pm, family spot during the day.

    I think my buddy and maybe another might OC with us next Saturday, so I am pretty confidant I can bring 1 person along and maybe 2 if I am lucky.

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    surfj9009 wrote:
    ...the M82A1 Barrett they had on the counter...
    :shock: What was that?!?! Axel Raven Co is definitely going to be a stopping point for me while I'm in town now.

    So far I have Steelcoreap and one friend; fetch and possibly one friend; surfj909, his gf, and possibly 2 friends; and myself. That means that if everything goes perfect, we have 9. I'll fish around here and see if I can't convince one of my CCing friends here in Pullman to join the dark side for a weekend and come up with me.

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    Just a couple of notes. Mar 1st would be good. Yes the army surplus store is still on division and buckeye. Bust Buy Surplus on sprague ave. has been bought and they are looking to get a firearms license. Jim Craven is quiting as city attorney. We will have a temp. for a while. Just a question, how many people does it take to be an "armed body of men" in Washington?

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    fetch wrote:
    Just a question, how many people does it take to be an "armed body of men" in Washington?
    Not sure about that one.

    And my GF will NOT OC with us. Sorry about the confusion. Her house was recently broken into though, and she will be getting her CPL soon. I think it will only be a matter of time before she will OC with me, but she needs time to develop a comfort with just plain old CC first.

    I do have 1 friend for sure that I know does OC on occasion, and I mentioned to him the lunch and he seemed to want to come along. My other friend was uncertain but I'll keep working on him. He doesn't even CC, but he wants to. To him, it's about defending his home, not exercising his rights.

    So without my GF and only one bud, that makes 8.

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    fetch wrote:
    Just a question, how many people does it take to be an "armed body of men" in Washington?
    Maybe we can get Lonnie in on this one but it has never been a problem before; I suspect that it only applies to somebody imploying an "armed body of men", not an "armed body of men" eating lunch at the same place.

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    Sorry, BEST Buy Surplus on sprague ave. The Hooters story made my mind wander. Anyway, a few weeks ago, mid January?, Hooters had a shooting in their parking lot. Some moron who was later cought in Idaho. I guess they would be nervous.
    This weekend they had 38 cops respond to a bar fight. I think they (the cops) will be on edge.

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    I guess I was out of town when that happened. Well, those are just 2 more reasons why they are on my do not patronize list.

    Kind of off topic, but my GF dad was telling me that he will never go to Hooters again either. He was in one in Florida a while back and there was male waiter (waitress?) wearing the Hooters girl outfit!! He said it ruined his appetite for their food for the rest of his life, which I completely understand.

    i'm all for Equal Opportunity and anti discrimination policies, but come on, seriously.

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    Oh man! Im out in New York right now working. I fly in late Friday night and have to go to my nephews birthday party at noon on Sat. I would love to go to the next one though!!

    I'll let Chad know too!

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    GodGunsGlory wrote:
    I fly in late Friday night and have to go to my nephews birthday party at noon on Sat. I would love to go to the next one though!!
    If you have time, swing by in the morning before your nephews birthday party when we're hitting up the shops on Division St. It would give you a chance to meet a few of us even if you can't make lunch.

    Of course, what would be cooler than for Uncle GodGunsGlory to take his favorite nephew out to an OC lunch where he'd get too watch a bunch of his new friends be harassed by the police?

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