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Thread: Open Carry In Modesto, CA

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    I spent the last two days in Modesto visiting family. The entire time I was there I exercised my right to open carry an unloaded fire arm. My firearm was in plain site for all to see. I went into my bank and made a deposit, walked through multiple stores running errands. I could tell lots of people noticed. A few asked what I do. They asked if I was a police or security officer. I explained to them that that I was nothing more than a law abiding citizen. I explained the legal right to open carry an unloaded firearm in the state of California. I explained that I wan't people to realize that NOT ONLY Police and Criminals have gun but law abiding citizens do as well.

    The only time I took everything off is when I had to go into court for a man I had arrested on assault charges 6 months ago. No big deal.

    Not once did I have any interference from local law enforcement. If I had, I would expect to be detained just long enough for them to run a report on my firearm and inspect it.

    I plan to keep on open carrying most everywhere I go. I carry a two page print out from http://www.californiaopencarry.org/ listing the penal codes and case law surrounding open carry and definitions of loaded and not loaded.

    For anyone who is curious, my firearm is a SA XD40. (Not exactly subtle.)

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    Good show! Recorder? Friendly witnesses?

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    Very nice! You shoulda hit up CA_Libertarian to see if he wanted to do coffee or something. Glad to hear you had a good experience. Not that you should feel obligated to answer, but are you law enforcement or some other related occupation?

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    Damn it... you come to Modesto and don't even let me buy you a beer? Give me a heads up next time you come to visit family! Even better, move back here... we need more activists in this area... I'm lonely.
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    Don't Tread On Me.

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    None of the above. Fortunately if there was a run in with local LE I have a few friends in the department that could vouch for me and my integrity.

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    I will definitely let you know when I'm back in town!
    Cheers!


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    I am not law enforcment. I am a ranch manager. I work on a ranch in unincorporated Santa Clara County. I LOC 24/7 while working/living here. UOC when in town.

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