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Thread: Warren Firearm Rights Picnic in Halmich Park May 15, 2010

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    Local gun rights enthusiasts, whom are members of various 2nd Amendment groups, will be hosting an firearm rights picnic in Halmich Park on May 15, 2010 from 12-4:00pm.

    The purpose of this event is to educate the public about firearm rights within the State of Michigan. Members of Michigan Gun Owners, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, Shooters' Alliance for Firearm Rights, OpenCarry.org as well as the general public, are welcome to attend this family-friendly event, and enjoy a good picnic among friends, as well as an exciting gun awareness discussion from our local politicians running for Michigan office. Invited speakers are Mike Cox, Mike Bouchard, Stacey Mathia, Peter Hoekstra, Rick Snyder, Tom George, Geoffrey Fieger, Andy Dillon, Virg Bernero, Alma Wheeler Smith, Bill Schuette, Mike Bishop, Richard Bernstein, David Leyton, the US 12th district Mickey Switalski , Jason McClanahan, Sheriff Mark Hackel, Mayor Fouts, and Police Chief Dwyer.

    Some members present may be openly carrying a firearm at the event. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about firearm ownership and the candidates running for office in Michigan to join. Information will be on-hand for anyone that wishes to learn more. Please bring a dish to pass and your own soft drinks and tableware.

    Preceding the picnic is a bike ride through Warren to help promote the event. Participation is voluntary and people are encouraged to bring their family and friends. There will be two routes, one that is children/family friendly, and one that’s geared toward adults.

    Where: Halmich Park, Between Dequindre & Ryan off of 13 Mile Rd, Warren, MI

    When: May 15th, 2010

    Bike Ride Starts & Ends at: Halmich Park

    Bike Ride Time: 10:30 AM - Noon

    Picnic & Event Time: Noon-4:00 PM

    Contact: Jan Jay (734) 657-3268
    janjay48117@yahoo.com

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    shouldnt this have just been added to your other thread? Or is there a point im just missing?....im NOT trying to sound like an @$$, simply curious is all
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    Bike Ride Maps

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    American Boy With a Gun wrote:
    shouldnt this have just been added to your other thread? Or is there a point im just missing?....im NOT trying to sound like an @$$, simply curious is all
    This is no longer only an OC event. Huge difference.

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    Any confirmed attendance from the invitees?



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    FatboyCykes wrote:
    Any confirmed attendance from the invitees?

    Also, really necessary to go out of your way to not mention MOC? :/
    MOC has made it clear that they are not a part of this event. Mentioning them or not mentioning them could be taken either way, so it's a toss up.

    He did include everyone by saying "as well as the general public". MOC distanced themselves from the original event, and it's probably best to not mention them in this thread OP to keep that distance. I don't see why it's such a deal that they aren't mentioned considering their stance on it.

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    This event is not about which organization is the best. It's about firearm rights awareness. Weather I mentioned everyone or not is irrelevant. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

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    FatboyCykes wrote:
    mikestilly wrote:
    This event is not about which organization is the best. It's about firearm rights awareness. Weather I mentioned everyone or not is irrelevant. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
    I hope that in no way did I insinuate that MOC was "the best".Â* Maybe I'm reading into it too much, but as a member of MOC you went out of your way, in my opinion, to not mention them/us.Â* Which, yes is fine, it's your picnic after all.Â* It just seems that while everyone talks about cohesiveness and working together, the proof/intent, so to speak, is not in the pudding.
    Mike Mike Mike please pm me or come on to Teamspeak to talk about this I'd rather not go back and forth over and over and ruin this thread.

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    My apologies...

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    Recoil88 and I should be there
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    I'm going to try and make this one also. +2 if i can get them motivated.
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    Just bought a new bike yesterday, so I can ride with everyone.

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    Awsome i live very close to this Halmich parks so i will be there @ 4 oclock.

    No bike rideing here im recovering from spinal surgery so ill just be gimping along so my understanding is we can open carry at this eventif we like ? Not that im planning on it because im still on medication just wondering.

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    lwout65 wrote:
    Awsome i live very close to this Halmich parks so i will be there @ 4 oclock.

    No bike rideing here im recovering from spinal surgery so ill just be gimping along so my understanding is we can open carry at this eventÂ*if we like ? Not that im planning on it because im still on medication just wondering.
    Any form of legal carry or no carry at all are welcome. The picnic is about all firearm rights. Showing up to support is the most important part with or without a firearm.

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    Cool thanks for the quick reply.

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    lwout65 wrote:
    Awsome i live very close to this Halmich parks so i will be there @ 4 oclock.

    No bike rideing here im recovering from spinal surgery so ill just be gimping along so my understanding is we can open carry at this eventÂ*if we like ? Not that im planning on it because im still on medication just wondering.
    FYI 4PM is when it's ending.. It begins at noon. Even though my family will not be leaving until everyone is gone (to clean up)

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    I've only driven past a few times... Halmich park is right next to the school, right?
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    malignity wrote:
    I've only driven past a few times... Halmich park is right next to the school, right?
    No. It's off of 13 mile rd. Between Ryan and Dequindre. Its the biggest park in Warren. You can't miss it.

    Here is a map of it.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1C1G...ed=0CAcQ8gEwAA

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    Starts at noon got ya thanks.

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    If I can get some time freed up, I'll be there. 80% sure at this point.
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    FYI event follow up. Several Democrats and Republicans have RSVP'd. I'm not posting names because of course we will not know for sure who will make it and who wont. I'm out of fliers and am printing off more. The event will be a blast for everyone!

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    Good news a new banner has been received. Shirts are in process. We've received confirmation from many candidates at this point. As of yesterday and this morning we have candidates from several local districts which contacted us wanting to attend.

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    Excellent news everyone! I just got off the phone with Warren Mayor Fouts and he helped us the to book our event. Bathrooms will be opened and the power will be on. Proper communication with the mayor wad critical because the park & rec director was the one trying to prevent us from gathering. Hat tip to Mayor Fouts for listening to what I had to say and making things happen.

    Taxwhat & I have been communicating with the Warren PD and are trying to get a motorcycle police escort. Don't know if that will happen or not we will follow up when I am notified. They gave me assurance that we would be left alone both at the park and on the bike ride. They also suggested as an alternative to use the sidewalk and they would not bother us there either. Everything has come together to make this a great success!!!!!!

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