Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Maine's Press Herald - Open carry Open carry trash pickup "gives back to the community&

  1. #1
    Moderator / Administrator
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    8,711

    Post imported post

    http://www.pressherald.com/news/New-...ispatches.html

    PORTLAND





    Last month’s “open carry” event at Back Cove attracted several dozen people with holstered guns, but a follow-up “trash and carry” gathering Saturday drew only a handful of participants.

    Both events were designed to exercise the right to bear arms, but Saturday’s included a trash pickup instead of the social gathering that was the focus in late April.

    Shane Belanger, the University of Maine student who helped organize both events, said the trash pick-up component was intended both to give back to the community and to get more people comfortable with the idea that Mainers are allowed to carry arms as they go about most everyday events.

    Norman Hamann, 25, of Lyman, said he liked the fact that the trash pick-up was part of Saturday’s gathering, since he felt the April get-together turned into more of a gun-owners rights rally than he had hoped.


    SNIP



  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Beaverton, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    24

    Post imported post

    I would like to participate in something like this here in the Portland metro area or its immediate surroundings. There are also some very popular shooting places in our states forests that could use some help. I'm not much of an event organizer though and between work, school, and family I don't have the motivation to do it alone.

  3. #3
    Accomplished Advocate
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Freeport, Maine, United States
    Posts
    667

    Post imported post

    cassterr wrote:
    I would like to participate in something like this here in the Portland metro area or its immediate surroundings. There are also some very popular shooting places in our states forests that could use some help. I'm not much of an event organizer though and between work, school, and family I don't have the motivation to do it alone.
    I do! :-) as soon as this website gets up we're going to do another event!

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Tinker AFB, ,
    Posts
    75

    Post imported post

    cassterr wrote:
    I would like to participate in something like this here in the Portland metro area or its immediate surroundings. There are also some very popular shooting places in our states forests that could use some help. I'm not much of an event organizer though and between work, school, and family I don't have the motivation to do it alone.
    Do you mean Portland, ME or Portland, OR? Just trying to be sure. Had wonderful 10 minute conversation with someone trying to find out if we ever visited the same places before we realized we were talking about different Portland's. Took us that long to move beyond hole-in-the-wall local hang outs.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Beaverton, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    24

    Post imported post

    hightecrebel wrote:
    cassterr wrote:
    I would like to participate in something like this here in the Portland metro area or its immediate surroundings. There are also some very popular shooting places in our states forests that could use some help. I'm not much of an event organizer though and between work, school, and family I don't have the motivation to do it alone.
    Do you mean Portland, ME or Portland, OR? Just trying to be sure. Had wonderful 10 minute conversation with someone trying to find out if we ever visited the same places before we realized we were talking about different Portland's. Took us that long to move beyond hole-in-the-wall local hang outs.
    I meant Portland, OR. I can see how my post could be read either way. This thread (as I am viewing it) is listed under Oregon. I wasn't sure if it was posted here by mistake (the article showcases another state's citizens) or to recognize fellow OC'ers for volunteering in their community. At any rate I would still like to participate in something like this here in the Portland, Oregon metro area.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •