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    This is the manager that supportedour Willow Lake meettwice.I went in toget my coffee this morning and she rushed up to me asking where I've been. (I wasn't there yesterday morning)She said called the cops on a shoplifter that was sort of starting trouble and had the police tresspass him off the property. He was beligerent to her staff pulling out the race card and all that.Said because of his race she called the cops.As she pointed out she calls on all shop lifters there.Anyway she had me come into her office and check the video of the incident.This guy was also trying to claim the cops cuffed him and got rough with him etc.The vid I saw the cops showed excellent restraint ,never cuffed him and he was escorted out.Also she wanted to see if I have seen the guy.I have seen him around and he is trouble.They checked his record and big suprise he had a sheet a mile long.

    That was yesterday.This morning before she came in another employee called her and said this guy was waiting for her.She said he was there and tried to start a race thing.anyway he left quick,but that is the point where she wished I or my friends were sitting at the Starbucks having coffee.So she had me hang around for awhile.

    I could tell this made her nervous ,this guy is still running around,so if anyone would care to have a Starbucks with me there ,that would be awesome.She asked for my number in case she wanted to ask me to come up for coffee so to speak.The LEos around here are all pretty ok guys but there are not that many and they can't be there all the time.





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    Too bad I'm nowhere near your area. I think it's great that you've built such a rapport that she feels comfortable asking for help.
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    They are good folk...and very supportive.Considering the gangs around here and LE is strtched pretty thin.I just walk up every morning to get a coffee and they are atease with me around and anyone with me.Same at my bank.Never a problem there.

    I did just got chewed out in a good natured way by a Seatac LEO (he knows me) I was just walking back home though the parking lot across the street and he had a traffic stop .I was looking at something else and walked in front of his car .He just said don't cross in front when I'm on a stop.He had big grin because I was focused elsewhere and wasn't paying attention.Guess I have to watch that.

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    Are you getting your coffee for free by now?

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    You don't wear a cape. LOL

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    phone guy wrote:
    You don't wear a cape. LOL
    But he should

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    I was just relating what happened.It is nice to have such a good relation with local business.Open carry in this little area is becoming quite the norm.A lot of folks are used to seeing it.It really is a a small success so to speak when people tell you they feel safer when your'e around and the local LEO"S say good morning or wave when they drive by.

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    DEROS72 wrote:
    I was just relating what happened.It is nice to have such a good relation with local business.Open carry in this little area is becoming quite the norm.A lot of folks are used to seeing it.It really is a a small success so to speak when people tell you they feel safer when your'e around and the local LEO"S say good morning or wave when they drive by.
    Is this all of SeaTac or just your neighborhood?
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    Time to ask her if she at least carries some sort of personal protection. OC spray or such.

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    Had coffee this morning with DEROS at that Safeway, met with the manger briefly as well. Nice lady and completely supportive of gun rights in and around her store. She knows who the good guys are, and, who isn't.
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    What time all this happened? I was there yesterday twice, first at 12:30ish and then arround 3:00ish pm. First I was at US Bank and then later at starbucks, didn't notice anything. On my second visit I was there with DMPD Detective, we were there for about 20 min.

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    Have you tried to get the manager to a range or into firearms in some way? Its not a cure-all but she might feel a lot safer if she carried concealed.

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    Magister wrote:
    Have you tried to get the manager to a range or into firearms in some way? Its not a cure-all but she might feel a lot safer if she carried concealed.
    I do not know about manager but Last month Deros and Bookman took two employees from safeway to range.

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    Manu wrote:
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    Have you tried to get the manager to a range or into firearms in some way? Its not a cure-all but she might feel a lot safer if she carried concealed.
    I do not know about manager but Last month Deros and Bookman took two employees from safeway to range.
    There were two who were supposed to meet us there, but one got sick and couldn't make it. The other wants to go again as soon as she can afford it.
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    Bookman wrote:
    .....The other wants to go again as soon as she can afford it.
    You mean afford being arround you and deros? :P. Hey wassup when are we meeting at Deros and your Apt?

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    Soon my friend planning a mini meeting at my place I'll keep you posted.

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    Manu wrote:
    SNIP I do not know about manager but Last month Deros and Bookman took two employees from safeway to range.
    Just kidnapped them?

    As students, or targets?


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    Citizen wrote:
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    SNIP I do not know about manager but Last month Deros and Bookman took two employees from safeway to range.
    Just kidnapped them?

    As students, or targets?

    Daang no wonder they have "Now Hiring" sign up

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    Ha ha ha

    So SeaTac area finding out the wild west style of carrying works after all.

    This should be a lesson for all open carriers....Deros, Manu, and Bookman have gotten alot of respect from a Large store like Safeway , who helped sponsor the last couple of SeaTac meets and their community. A large part is because of the manner and demeanor they have for themselves. I want to thank you guys for what you are doing and keep up the fine fight.
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    sudden valley gunner wrote:
    Ha ha ha

    So SeaTac area finding out the wild west style of carrying works after all.

    This should be a lesson for all open carriers....Deros, Manu, and Bookman have gotten alot of respect from a Large store like Safeway , who helped sponsor the last couple of SeaTac meets and their community. A large part is because of the manner and demeanor they have for themselves. I want to thank you guys for what you are doing and keep up the fine fight.
    To give credit where credit is due, this acceptance we're seeing around this area is due mostly to DEROS72 and his almost daily walks to the Starbucks at Safeway. He's the one who has desensitized the people around here about open carry. He lived here for over a year before I moved into the same apartment complex and carries everywhere he goes. People have just gotten used to seeing him out and about, .45 strapped to his belt, every day.

    That being said, the thing I like most about what's happening around here is that people have told both of us, together and individually, that they feel safer when we're around. The manager here made a special deal on the rent , and expedited things for me when I moved in, KNOWING that I OC. You should have seen her grin when I first told her I was interested. Also, some of my new neighbors actually THANKED me for moving in here.


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    Thumbs up!

    - You guys are leading the way and setting the standard. I really enjoy hearing the positive stories - cheers!

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    Deros, you and Bookman ought to write up an article about this; how your daily no-nonsense no-hysteria OC has enlightened the people around you - overcome thoughtless hysteria, gained acceptance and even approval, and shown that it's not what opponents make it out to be.

    Take your time, make it professional and polished for publication - and see if it can get some national press and, ideally, generate some positive visibility outside our community to counter the "wild west gun-slinging wackos" stereotype that many have.

    Anybody know a good ghostwriter or a skilled, literate, sympathetic journalist?

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    In all honesty that rent was a special for a couple ofthe months for everyone.They were trying to rent out all their studios. I advised you to check it before you moved here because they were running the special.They don't provide extras Because we Oc .They follow state law.When they gave me the cabana for the meetsthey couldn't refuse because they do it for other tenants.The presence here has kept the heads down of some and the fact I call the cops on these dealers around here especially the one behind me that were partying all night in the parking lot.They have been very quiet of late.Also note Manu was open carrying long before he heard of OCDO.

    It is not only the Safeway or the Starbucks.I am at the Fredmeyer often.the Seatac Mall ,Downtown when I see j213 for lunch, at the Glen Beck rally,the Tea party in Olympia. on the buses to the doctors the dentist etc. Everywhere .It is matter of just doing it at all time and the image you present to folks and how you interact that makes them comfotable with it.It's a matter of making it everyday routine and not something that is just sometimes.The right to bare arms is on of the most important things we have right now.Without it we lose all .

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    Thank you for correcting me. I misunderstood that part.
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