Well, they let us in the door. Doyle and Kohl weren't there, we were fed bad info.
There was a local news team Channel 19 that interviewed us b4 we went in, have no clue how this will play out after they edit. I didn't think we would make it through the interview without local PD coming(they were only 100 yards away and I gotta believe at least 1 person that saw us called in a MWAG call. (there were alot of liberals that walked by)
Went up to the main door (it was basically held in a large, standard issue fair building) and got greeted by alot of Kind supporters. We said hi to a few people as we went to the food line. 2 us us had to use facilities and get something to drink.
While we were getting water a guy handing it out pointed out to my buddy that he was glad to see him exercising his constitutional rights, then he called a buddy of his over and pointed out our guns and thanked my friend for carrying.
When we got back in line we noticed we lost 1 of our crew. He shows up a few min later saying, "Thanks for bailing, I just did an interview with Kind and the news crew. I'm not the one that should be in front of the camera, it shoulda been you 2." (it's very debatable if we should be too) Apparently Kind told him how he was in favor of CC and gun rights (liberal spin). He didn't seem to have a prob with him OCing.
We worked our way through the line and Kind was shaking hand doing the meet & greet thing. I had to go talk to him. I introduced myself, told him I wasn't necessarily a supporter but had a couple questions. I asked if it was gonna be a congress or governor run. He wouldn't answer yet. I asked, "Hypathetically, you get the Gov. job and we stiil don't have any kind of "Castle Doctrine", where do you stand on that? Do you push to get it passed?" He wanted to veer to the CC issue and I bluntly explained that the "Castle Doctine" really has nothing to do with guns, it's about about our God given right to life and personal protection, it's about not having to retreat in side your own home. We should have the right to defend ourselves wherever we are without fear of prosecution. Of course he agreed with me that our current system is bad in this state.
Then he pointed at my gun and said, "Be careful with that".
I responded, "I always am"
Kind, "don't shoot anyone"
Me, "I hope I don't have to" Then we parted ways and ate.
Stayed around in enemy territory for about anothe 15 min and left. Didn't seem to bother anyone. All in all alot smoother than I expected. I fully expected to not get in the door or be booted in the 1st 10 minutes.
Maybe a few will realize that guns don't jump out of holsters and it is possible to be around em with out an incident.