Yeah it was good. I was reading some of the comments to the article you linked here. Someone said there was 9 cops there and 24 on call? to be honest the whole time I was there I do not even recall seeing 1 cop well uniformed anyways there very well possibly could of been plain clothes present though. In my opinion I do not even see why there would need to be a police presence at something like this because 1 all the people that go to things like this are legal firearms owners 2 the firearms are properly holstered and never leave their holster. But I guess from reading the comments on the article some people feel a police presence is necessary at an event like this. Which I do not get! the police should be on patrol or investigating crimes or tracking criminals not stalking legal firearm owners in the shadows. Being a resident of Portland and knowing how it can be at times crime wise I'm willing to bet the back cove was probably the safest place to be that day. This was my first time openly carrying and I did not get any dirty looks or rude comments from any people at all! it was a positive experience for me and I plan on openly carrying allot more in the future would love to openly carry down at monument square and on congress st but will take baby steps first. Josh I see you are stepping it up man Good job! And what I really like seeing is how you are being safe with your firearms and showing your son the positives of firearms! he is only 5 and already see's that it's legal to openly carry a firearm when I was 5 I did not even know you could carry a firearm period! it's just great to see you practicing the 1st amendment,2nd amendment etc.. and showing your son what his rights are at such a young age maybe in 13 years we will have another open carrier possibly? How often do you usually carry in your area? I'd love to oc down in that area got allot of friends and family down there maybe one day we'll bump into each other both oc'ing at the grocery store or something keep it up though man! I know Norman said he usually walks to and from star bucks weekly that's good too Maybe one day I'll walk down to star bucks oc'ing soon! but I got to step it up I'm going to try and carry more. Oh yeah I found some more photos also http://mainetoday.mycapture.com/myca...istSubAlbums=0
Stay safe everyone! God Bless!