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    I just wanted to say thanks to all.I mean that in the context that I was blessed to meet some wonderful folks standing together united in a goal.The protection of our freedoms.As I looked and talked with you folks today It made me really proud to be an American again as I saw in your faces the true sprit of this country .The younger generation that carry on the true meaning of our constitution .It honors me to know all of you and I look forward to future events.As a side note you may know I am an artist and I did this following illustration for guys like jarhead who I have shared experiences with although 37 years apart ,to honor the service of our Marines and other sevices.We must continue on with all dispatch ,not to carry guns just to show we can but to protect our right to before we loose it and others.Anything I can do to help accomplish this end I will be at your service.

    Jarhead if you see this you have a print coming next time I see you..ITs entitled "Hell house US MArines in Fallujah"Also you might find this link interesting.http://burtb71.photos.military.com/gallery/2332950

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    P.S. Anyway someone could post here any of the pics from today.It might be a good idea to send to the LEOS website as well as news orginizations with an upbeat caption.I used to do promotions for the NFL so if I can help put together a media package let me know.Could help shed a positive light on OC.Would love some input on this concept.

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    Glad to finally see ya in person. Wish we'd had a grill there, but such is life.

    I just love how diverse our meets are. It makes me feel that much better about being a part of this movement and upholding the rights of myself and of every free American citizen.
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    It was good to meet you as well.I agree a grill would be nice .I would be happy to assist in orginizing a fuction.I saw on a Virginia thread where they had a couple of grilles going everyone new what to bring etc.and they had a huge turnout .So much so they had the local media there with film at 11:00..They did a very positive report as well.How would that look when you have Americans uniting from all backgrounds to protect a mostbasic freedom.What if we could bring together maybe folks from Idaho Oregon and Wa.for a big BB-Q ,that would rock.Get more exposure to the issue.The diversity of folks is paramount, an issue we can all get behind ,and have a good time doing it.There are people here I strongly disagree with on some issues ,but in this we are all on the same team.

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    Actually, last month in Poulsbo, we had around 30 people, a big grill and a great time with good people. The only thing missing was a media outlet to "show off" the law-abiding, responsible, diverse people OC'ing.
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    Actually, that was Port Orchard, and I will have my grill again at the Mason County meet on Aug 31.

    Sorry I was unable to bring it today, but I was occupied with personal business. Gunshow, Yeah, I know, I am a wheel gun person flame away, but I picked up a Sig 245, with 4 mags

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    Actually, that was Port Orchard, and I will have my grill again at the Mason County meet on Aug 31.

    Sorry I was unable to bring it today, but I was occupied with personal business. Gunshow, Yeah, I know, I am a wheel gun person flame away, but I picked up a Sig 245, with 4 mags

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    That is super.In the park today I noticed as well as others the moms at the playground immediatley get on their cells.Within a short time there were police cruising around .Imagine their surprise when they drove off,no swat etc.It would be cool to have media at events like these to illustrate the point you made.In fact those moms and their kids at the play ground for those couple of hours have never been safer.

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    just_a_car wrote:
    Actually, last month in Poulsbo, we had around 30 people, a big grill and a great time with good people. The only thing missing was a media outlet to "show off" the law-abiding, responsible, diverse people OC'ing.
    We need more minorities... Otherwise we just look like a bunch of crazy white guys...

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    I agree in a sense.Thats why it was so cool to meet Alwayspackin and his family.Now think about his perspective walking in somewhere. Oh my god a black dude with a gun. I have had that oh great a freakin redneck with a gun look..But all of us together we look like average joe blow Americans taking a stand for a basic right accorded to ALL of us.Another reason why I think it is always important todeport ourselves to the highest standards.Even though it is a basic right to all of us ,it is also a great responsibility .

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    TechnoWeenie wrote:
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    Actually, last month in Poulsbo, we had around 30 people, a big grill and a great time with good people. The only thing missing was a media outlet to "show off" the law-abiding, responsible, diverse people OC'ing.
    We need more minorities... Otherwise we just look like a bunch of crazy white guys...

    heh.
    Trust me, growing up from birth to 12 years old in South Park, South Seattle (down the hill and across the river from Georgetown), I appreciate what's it's like to be a minority... as a white male, I was one. I love seeing what others consider a minority (non-caucasians, women, etc) OC'ing and supporting the second amendment, because it destroys the anti's argument that the pro-gun movement is only chauvinistic white males.
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    Well said....I agree wholeheartedly.

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    thanks to all who made it and it was wonderful to shake all of your hands. i wish we could have stayed longer but, well, when you only get one day off a week, it has to be split between chores and fun.

    i'm very relieved that the PPD didn't cause a stir and a few people were receptive and inquisitive about OC. the people there were excellent representatives of OC.

    thanks all, for coming and welcoming me as a newbie and for furthering the cause in a manner befitting the Constitution.

    again, it was great to meet you all. thanks!

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    Absolutley Bobbie It was a pleasure.It was cool to see PPD stop and look and then drive away.....

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    Glad everything went down well. I would have made it but had to work the close of the Thurston County Fair.

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    My wife and I were looking forward to this meeting for a long time, and it was good to be able to meet everyone. My wife likes the group, and is all for OC. Everyone I talked to was very kind to usl. Ihope to see all you again, andI am do my part in getting the word out there, but no one ever says a word to me when I OC, I don't think i look too intimidating to approach with a gun do I?



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    My wife and I were looking forward to this meeting for a long time, and it was good to be able to meet everyone. My wife likes the group, and is all for OC. Everyone I talked to was very kind to usl. Ihope to see all you again, andI am do my part in getting the word out there, but no one ever says a word to me when I OC, I don't think i look too intimidating to approach with a gun do I?



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    yes we do need more minorities in this movements. When I OC around other black I really like for them to see me with a pistol, because for one thatshows that I could be a good law abiding citizen. 2nd I really would for for them to come to talk me, but they may think i am some kind of LEO, so they never ask me anything, not sure why

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    It was sure good to have you there Jermain(I hope I get thet right)Your family is great and I'll be looking forward to seeing you guys at future events.I think we all made a little dent in trying to protect our rights to protect ourselves.Your presence was very welcome. I get down to your area from time to time we'll get together for coffee or something.........

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    TechnoWeenie wrote:
    just_a_car wrote:
    Actually, last month in Poulsbo, we had around 30 people, a big grill and a great time with good people. The only thing missing was a media outlet to "show off" the law-abiding, responsible, diverse people OC'ing.
    We need more minorities... Otherwise we just look like a bunch of crazy white guys...

    heh.
    I feel that the more women we get to attend these events the better.The sub group of wives and mothers are better PR for the public to digest than anythingus lowlyguys can do.

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    It was sure good to have you there Jermain(I hope I get thet right)Your family is great and I'll be looking forward to seeing you guys at future events.I think we all made a little dent in trying to protect our rights to protect ourselves.Your presence was very welcome. I get down to your area from time to time we'll get together for coffee or something.........
    Hey thanks, it was really good talking to you today. I wish I could have talked more with you so we will have to have a cup of joe with you some time. You don't have to come way down here, I'll visit you in your area, I don't mind, I know you are not of a car at the time. Yeah my wife loved the meeting and my son did not mind himself, but he had no choice in the matter

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    I agree Bear.It goes along way for public acceptance when folks observe and talk with a gal thats carrying.Especially the ones with kids and see there are moms out there that have no problem with protecting their kids.And in some respects it's the gals that need a firearm for personal protection the most.

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    It was sure good to have you there Jermain(I hope I get thet right)Your family is great and I'll be looking forward to seeing you guys at future events.I think we all made a little dent in trying to protect our rights to protect ourselves.Your presence was very welcome. I get down to your area from time to time we'll get together for coffee or something.........
    Hey thanks, it was really good talking to you today. I wish I could have talked more with you so we will have to have a cup of joe with you some time. You don't have to come way down here, I'll visit you in your area, I don't mind, I know you are not of a car at the time. Yeah my wife loved the meeting and my son did not mind himself, but he had no choice in the matter
    That would be great let me know when you might be up in the area sometime .I am pretty flexible.

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    I had a great time meeting some of the new folks. I think today went extremely well. When Jarhead, my son and I arrived the Farmers market was in full swing and the park was full of folks enjoying themselves. I notice a few wide eyed gawkers and one person I am sure had 911 on the cell but nothing ever came of it. It looks like a few pamphlets were passed out as well. We did have one visit that i know of by PPD. They made the rounds in the parking lot, pulled up to each other for a bit, then left.

    I have the 10 pics I took in a zip file (2.1mb) for all to enjoy.
    http://download.rbn.com/rbn/bill/dow...lup-080308.zip



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    Looks like it was a great turn out! I wish I could have made it.

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