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    On August 23rd I sent an e-mail to the State Dept. of Parks and Recreation about a sign posted in the local state park which was not in compliance with state law. Typical "Firearms prohibited" language.

    I got a prompt reply from the Associate Director appologizing for the language and verifying that it was out of compliance with state law and that firearms were permitted. He also said they were working on the problem.

    In a subsequent message I suggested a sticker to cover the erroneous language with the correct verbage. Apparently they took that suggestion to heart, created stickers for the two signs they were aware of and had them fixed.

    But they went even further and have now mailed out stickers to fix a bunch of other signs. Apparently their regional managers have been pushing for the signs to be replaced as well.

    Most of us are used to hearing of the horror stories of dealing with government employees, agencies, and red tape. We're used to firing off complaints and letters of support for fellow open (and concealed) carriers who find their rights violated. Here, we have a state department that has stepped up to the plate and fixed something they were informed of in a very timely manner. Not only that they wen't even further and took the information to seek out other locations and fix those as well.

    I would suggest letters of thanks to show the appreciation we all have when we are treated properly and our state employees and departments are responsive to our complaints and even suggestions (using the stickers).

    I was communicating with Chris Havel, the Associate Director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. His e-mail, should you chose to help recognize their response, is Chris Havel <chris.havel@state.or.us>

    Thanks for your anticipated help in recognizing a job well done.
    "The Second Amendment speaks nothing to an unfettered Right". (Post # 100)
    "Restrictions are not infringements. Bans are infringements.--if it reaches beyond Reasonable bans". (Post # 103)
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    email sent

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    I too have thanked him and the dept. for their efforts. Always good to see positive responses.

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    Sent off with thanks, gratitude, and appreciation on all our behalf's.

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    I recieved a reply e-mail thank you today that was pleasant and personal. Excellent, I can't say enough about this office.

    Rev. Jim

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    We must continue to applaud those who deserve it just as much, if not more, than we complain about those who do not or who violate our rights.

    Thank you for participating in acknowledging their TIMELY cooperation.
    "The Second Amendment speaks nothing to an unfettered Right". (Post # 100)
    "Restrictions are not infringements. Bans are infringements.--if it reaches beyond Reasonable bans". (Post # 103)
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    Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nothing in any of my posts should be considered legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult a reputable attorney, not an internet forum.

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