Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: My Minneapolis/St Paul Open Carry Diary

  1. #1
    Administrator John Pierce's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bristol, VA
    Posts
    1,735

    Post imported post

    I am only here on the weekends but I have been open carrying and thought it would be a useful for others to catalog where I have open carried and any reactions:

    Target on Robert St in West St Paul
    Walmart on Robert St in West St Paul
    Cub Foods on Robert St in West St Paul
    Noodles & Company on Robert St in West St Paul (a LOT because I love their food)
    Macy's at Mall of America (I know that MOA bans guns but the Macy's entrance didn't and they were more than willing to let me spend a few hundred on shirts and ties)
    Office Max in Eagan
    Barnes & Noble on Hamline Ave in St Paul
    WalMart on Hamline Ave in St Paul

    Actually, I have had amazingly few reactions. In Target the other night, one of the other customers (an hispanic man) asked me if it was a real gun and was amazed when I told him it was. And the greeter at WalMart looked at me funny as I was leaving once but otherwise, no one has said a thing.

    The manager at Office Max helped me find everything to furnish my local office and she noticed the gun early in my time there but didn't say a thing.

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    2

    Post imported post

    I found this to be an interesting post. Welcome to Minnesota, and I see by your bio you might just be hanging around for a while. Every once in awhile I check out your website and find it interesting, but disappointing that there aren't many post from Minnesota. Also interesting is that you live in the Bristol area, my brother and his family live in Abingdon and I'm familiar with the area and have been in Bristol several times.

    If your in town this weekend and looking for something to do, this is the big weekend for Alhmans. http://www.ahlmans.com/You won't find another gun shop/range like it anywhere, and the Shooters Roundup draws a big crowd. Would be a good place to set up a booth and promote your website.

    Andy





  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    721

    Post imported post

    My bro lives in Minneapolis area and next time I am up there I will be OCing.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    721

    Post imported post

    OCed around my brother's apartment complex in Roseville. OCed at Nicolet Mall, central Minneapolis and at a Target in North St. Paul. Had only a few people notice as they were mostly distracted by finding their store items...though no strange looks. OCed at a Subway near Target on my way out of town.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lakeville, ,
    Posts
    8

    Post imported post

    I OC everywhere permitted by law. Very few reactions except by some LEO's (NOT ALL) and kids that think its cool. Most adults are intelligent enough to realize the local thug doesn't carry open and inplain sight with his daughter and a grocery cart! We can't let a little hassle and an occasional uncomfortable run in with police to deter us. Be safe, Be courteous and never be a STATISTIC!

  6. #6
    Campaign Veteran
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    20

    Post imported post

    Tiger wrote:
    I OC everywhere permitted by law. Very few reactions except by some LEO's (NOT ALL) and kids that think its cool. Most adults are intelligent enough to realize the local thug doesn't carry open and inplain sight with his daughter and a grocery cart! We can't let a little hassle and an occasional uncomfortable run in with police to deter us. Be safe, Be courteous and never be a STATISTIC!

    With what agencies were the LEOs who gave you grief?

    DJ

    ETA:Never mind. I justfoundyour other post. http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum31/25868.html




  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lakeville, ,
    Posts
    8

    Post imported post

    I have been asked politely by many and only Savage MN has been a pain.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •