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    Please SUBSCRIBE to this column at http://www.examiner.com/x-2782-DC-Gun-Rights-Examiner

    And DIGG and REDDIT the article at http://www.examiner.com/x-2782-DC-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2010m2d5-Let-them-drink-Starbucks

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    examiner.com — So if you are a gun owner, the next time you need a cup a joe, drink at Starbucks. And its OK if you are not open carrying a holstered handgun, but do try to wear some pro-gun paraphernalia like an NRA hat or a "Guns Save Lives" button. And as you saddle up to cash register to get that latte, just look that barista in the eye and say . . .

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    Sounds like we owe our latte-lapping brethren on the west coast a big thank-you as well. Weather permitting I OC at starbucks but usually – suit/white shirt/tie so I don't attract much attention. Glad to see corporate has stepped-up. And the logo is awesome…[img]file:///C:/Users/POCONO%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/img]

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    Is thather fingers on the triggers?

    (Had to ask. Had to.)

    I love the logo. It's my new favorite. Of course, there needs to be a smile of caffeine and firearm induced contentment on her face instead of that Helmke'esque grimace. Can someone photchop the mouth and "turn that frown upside down"?

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    Looks like she has her game-face on.

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    A trip this morning near Seattle of 10 OCDO members!







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    Pocono wrote:
    Looks like she has her game-face on.
    No, this would be a game face:



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    Yeah but can she make coffee?

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    The coffee also doubles as self defense device
    http://gunnuts.net/2009/10/26/dont-b...-coffee-fight/
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    Good for you guys!

    Uh, guy seated on the right in blue shirt... it's usually recommended to have the bullets facing forward in the mag pouch.
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    Superlite27 wrote:
    Is thather fingers on the triggers?

    (Had to ask. Had to.)

    I love the logo. It's my new favorite. Of course, there needs to be a smile of caffeine and firearm induced contentment on her face instead of that Helmke'esque grimace. Can someone photchop the mouth and "turn that frown upside down"?
    I can make this happen for you.

    Do not try this at home, I'm a trained professional--I have PhotoShop and I'm not afraid to use it...

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    Not sure about the "?" marks. Maybe should be "!" or better "$"'s.

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    Shotgun wrote:
    Good for you guys!

    Uh, guy seated on the right in blue shirt... it's usually recommended to have the bullets facing forward in the mag pouch.
    That's me. I've tested this method and it works for me. Grab mag. Swing arm up. Bam! Into the mag well it goes. If done right it's a single move. Fast and easy.

    Nuff said.



    Edited to ad: The mermaid in our "poster" is smiling and there are bullets instead of question marks.
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    Fenris wrote:
    Not sure about the "?" marks. Maybe should be "!" or better "$"'s.
    How about a cropped Gadsden flag? In white of course.



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    Try this one instead.




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    gogodawgs wrote:
    Try this one instead.
    How did you make that?

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    I didn't one of our OCDO guys out here did (M1Gunr), if you look it is the one we hung on the wall at Starbucks yesterday. I believe he used photoshop.

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    I agree. facing backwards. If they are facing forward I find that if I "draw" the mag out with my left hand, then when it is upright then the bullets are facing me, then I have to flip it around to load it. Maybe I aint doing it right?




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    It's supposedly in how you grip the mag. I tried the other way, but it was awkward. Now I do it with the bullets facing backward.
    "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke


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    Rugerp345,

    Carry them however YOU want to, whatever works for YOU, not how other people say they "should" be carried.

    After all, who's going to be drawing your gun & magazines? You or them?

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    My point exactly.
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    I sent Starbucks the following message this morning via the comment form on their website.

    "Thank you for allowing your stores to follow state laws regarding the carrying of firearms by law abiding citizens. I have learned that there is a petition by the Brady Center trying to pressure you to change this policy. Please resist this effort because the right to keep and bear arms is one of our most fundamental civil rights. If your current policy concerning the legal possesion of firearms stays in place I will be a customer for life. Thanks again and best wishes for the future."

    It probably wouldn't hurt for them to get an influx of positive comments regarding their current policy and an up tick in sales. I plan to take a group to as many of our local stores as I can and fill out a comment card at each one.

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    cloudcroft wrote:
    Rugerp345,

    Carry them however YOU want to, whatever works for YOU, not how other people say they "should" be carried.

    After all, who's going to be drawing your gun & magazines? You or them?

    -- John D.
    Agreed. Just a statement of fact though-all the top IPSC competitors carry spare mags bullets forward.
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    Well, what do I know? :P

    After all, I do things "wrong" myself, such as carry my primary gun in an ankle holster, carry a gun of an "inferior" and "ineffective" caliber, etc.. :shock:

    But it works for me.

    Besides, IMO, tactics is 50% of the self-defense equation, something most people don't even consider as they only think about the GUN/CALIBER they carry, not how they'll actually USE it.

    So I guess I could be doing worse...

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    Very encouraging news articles. Thanks.

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