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    http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2009/jul/15/cover/




    Stories Cover Story

    They Carry Guns
    By Rosa Jurjevics | Published Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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    It’s a beautiful day in Pacific Beach as Nate approaches the bronze pelican statue on the boardwalk. He’s slight and blond, spectacled and clad in jeans and an army-green T-shirt. He squints. The sun’s so bright overhead that he is prompted to spray a fine mist of sunblock over his fair skin to stave off a burn.

    I’ve never met Nate before, but I know it’s him (a) because I’ve seen his picture and (b) due to the handgun that sits on a holster against his hip. I’m about to get up from where I’m sitting and introduce myself when someone else beats me to the punch. A scraggly-looking beachgoer, a man of indeterminable age because he is so weather-beaten, approaches.

    “What’s that for, bro?” he asks, pointing in the direction of Nate’s gun, a Taurus Tracker .44 Magnum revolver.

    Before Nate can answer, the man continues.

    “There are surfers at the beach looking to party, and you show up with that? That’s not right. Love life! Be mellow!”

    This is when I walk up and introduce myself. The beachgoer looks at me for a moment with wild blue eyes, then looks back at Nate, as Nate is beginning to explain what he will have to reiterate time and time again to concerned and/or interested parties: he is open carrying.

    The term “open carrying” refers to one who is in possession of a holstered, unloaded firearm on his or her person, displayed in plain view. Nate begins to explain the legalities of this to the beachgoer when Sean approaches, video camera in tow. In shades, a green shirt with double-breast pockets, green cargo pants, and a Sig Sauer P229 holstered on his hip, Sean looks not unlike a police officer.

    The beachgoer does a double take.

    “Another one!” he exclaims, as Sean greets us warmly.

    The beachgoer, incredulous, excuses himself — with one final stare — to go “get baked.”
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    Excellent article. Open carry is portrayed very well in it.

    Sam, Nate, Sean and Tom are normal, rational and safe people. Calguns.net and OpenCarry.org come off very well.

    Kudos to Jurjevics and San Diego Reader for an accurate portrayal of open carryas well as a nicely informative and detailed description ofOC for the uninitiated.

    P.S. I loved the specification of the handguns (make, model, andcaliber). Why doesn't the regular press do this? It's part of the WWWW stuff, no? Too lazy, I suppose.

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    Guys, we know this, it has been all over this forum already.

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    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum66/28531.html

    Posted 7/15, last reply on 7/26...

    3 days without a post = 1/2-way down page two...

    Thanks for posting this, even if it's a dupe. Glad to see it's making the rounds.
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    CA_Libertarian wrote:
    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum66/28531.html

    Posted 7/15, last reply on 7/20...

    9 days without a post = 1/2-way down page two...

    Thanks for posting this, even if it's a dupe. Glad to see it's making the rounds.
    Last reply, 7/26-27.

    3 days without a post.

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    Silly me, I didn't notice there was a page 2 on that thread.

    I'm impressed... our forum is so active that things fall off page one after 2-3 days.
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    I don't spend much time on here and spend no time on the CA forum. Perused it really quick and didn't see it on here. Only trying to help. Have a good day.

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    irish wrote:
    I don't spend much time on here and spend no time on the CA forum. Perused it really quick and didn't see it on here. Only trying to help. Have a good day.
    You did help.

    I hadn't noticed the other thread, so I got to it through your posting. Thanks. It was a fine article.

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