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Thread: Important Points from Seattle Weekly Article re Open Carry

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    Some key points from the article:

    1) Executive Director of Washington CeaseFire. "The question to ask is whether or not their fellow community members want them engaging in that behavior. They [open-carriers] may feel safe knowing how to handle a handgun. [But] a lot of people in the community see them carrying a gun and don't."

    ** No, it's not about whether the community members want them to engage in that behavior - imagine if such an argument were made about the exercise of a 1st Amendment right? It's not right for antis to spout off with proposals or arguments that are patently unconstitutional - the easy test being substitute "First Amendment", say it and see if it makes a person sound like a Nazi -

    2) "Obviously someone carrying an open handgun in an urban environment is a concern to us. It is very unusual for us to find someone carrying open," says Sgt. John Urquhart, spokesperson for the King County Sheriff's Office. "Any call we get about a person carrying a handgun openly, deputies will contact that person and, depending on circumstances, may or may not take the gun away for safety reasons."

    ** IMHO, it should be like it is in South Dakota - it is not unusual at all for someone to be carrying openly even in an urban environment -

    3) Next time I'm there, I'm OC eating at Dino's Greek and Italian Restaurant in Burien :celebrate

    (206) 246-1332[/b] 17642 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98148

    Monday Closed, Tuesday-Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM & Sunday 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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    The food is good and the owner is a great guy. Who totally gets gun rights. I still haven't been there yet to eat but the owner catered and help organize the Open Carry meet we had in SeaTac.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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