I am a Spokane resident and have been a non member of Opencarry.org forever. However, I have changed this as of today. I have my CPL [...] [SNIP]
I want to openly carry my firearm. To be honest though, I am a little afraid of the consequences.
The fear is and was placed there by law enforcement officers. [SNIP] I was unable to find any cases where a law abiding citizen that was openly carrying was arrested and convicted and then heard at the highest court. If anyone knows of such a case please let me know.
I am only slightly associated with law enforcement, but have several friends that are orwerein the field. I spoke to a friend yesterday, rather emailed a friend and stated "did you know it is not illegal to open carry in Wa. State"? This particular friend has 8 years past law enforcement. The response was, "yeah". Followed by another quick email, "I wouldn't though". When I asked why not, and attempted to follow up in a more detailed conversation I was simply shut down by my friend with no replies.
The question I asked (that got no reply) was "Why not"? I have some educated guesses as to why my friend said that. But I am currently at a deadendin my decision to open carry.
So, "Why not?"
Is there any interest in a group of folks that also want to carry to assist in planning a day at a park? [SNIP]
Its just a thought at this point in time, but a very worthy day at the park it would be!
By the way, my name is James and I am a gun owner that carries.