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    NECN: Amy Sinclair, Portland, Maine) - Gun enthusiasts plan to gather in Portland, Maine, to support their right to openly carry firearms. The event is part of an "open carry" movement that's gaining momentum across the country.

    Gun enthusiasts plan to gather in Portland, Maine to support their right to openly carry firearms. The event is part of an "open carry" movement that's gaining momentum across the country.

    19-year-old Shane Belanger is a pre med student at the University of Southern Maine.

    On campus, Belanger is apt to be carrying a racket, but back home in Caribou he's just as likely to be carrying a holstered gun..

    Belanger says he decided to organize an "open carry" rally in Portland after reading about similar gatherings on a pro gun website called opencarry.org.

    Shane: "We want to exercise the right we have it's just as legal as carrying a sandwich down the sidewalk there shouldn't be fear from people

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    Portland police say they'd just as soon handle the law enforcement themselves.

    But they're happy to support the groups right to gather as long as all the firearms stay in the holster.


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    Nice job. Just saw the clip.

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    Mike wrote:
    Portland police say they'd just as soon handle the law enforcement themselves.

    But they're happy to support the groups right to gather as long as all the firearms stay in the holster.


    You can tell how familiar policeare with lawful open carry byeither how amateurish or professional their response is to open carry.

    In Michigan, where the OC movement is longer established and more actively participated in, you hear much less of the amateurish statements that that Portland, Maine officer made.
    "The principle of self-defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi . . ."--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

    “He who cannot protect himself or his nearest and dearest or their honor by non-violently facing death, may and ought to do so by violently dealing with the oppressor. He who can do neither of the two is a burden.”--M. K. Gandhi

    "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." --M. K. Gandhi

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