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    ABC Nightline News Tonight - Maine Open Carry Association in the news

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/open...ry?id=11313221

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    Pro-Gun Grassroots Groups Taking the Lead in Gun Rights Fight
    Homespun Organizations Are Leaving the NRA Behind When Pushing for Broader Gun Laws

    By TERRY MORAN and ELY BROWN
    Aug. 3, 2010
    The statistics tell the story: There are about 50 million gun owners in America. Close to half of all American households possess guns -- more than 200 million guns all told, and we buy 4.5 million more guns every year.

    . . .

    Now, more than ever, many gun owners are proudly, aggressively asserting their rights to keep and bear arms.

    At a barbeque in Portland, Maine, a small grassroots organization meets to promote one goal: the right to carry weapons openly in public.

    "We're just out here, exercising our rights," said event participant Scott Walker. "We're just here to have a good time."

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    Live feed online anywhere?

    No TV service @ camp, but I have broadband... no luck finding a link for a live feed.

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    way to go Maine

    Just caught nightline on ABC. It looked to me like a little bit of positive press. How did it look to those of you who were on the ground ?

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    Shane, your my hero. It seemed to me that it was positive. We are absolutely gaining ground. Good work men!

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    Thumbs up Congratulations

    "The new face of the gun rights movement in America!"

    Kudos to Shane, Scott and all involved.

    If you ever doubt your effectiveness, just rewatch the video and the article and listen to the words of those opposed again.

    You are a class act - keep it up!
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Great job!

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    awesome news clip! very, very good for moca!!!!!!!!

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    Strong work

    Great job, guys.

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    Congrats Shane and everyone else who is involved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJoshua View Post
    Congrats Shane and everyone else who is involved!
    Just showed my parents the news clip. We can count two more members haha.
    v/r
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    Quote Originally Posted by ep0k View Post
    Just showed my parents the news clip. We can count two more members haha.
    who are the two members?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crdonov View Post
    who are the two members?
    My folks, of course.
    v/r
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    Quote Originally Posted by ep0k View Post
    My folks, of course.
    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That was an awesome piece! WAY TO GO!!!

    The folks here in WA are holding an open carry BBQ this Sunday. So far 3 local news organizations are going to be attending along with SAF own Dave Workman!!! We will be sure to post the video once it hits the web.

    On a final note, I just wanted to let you guys know that "I Love Guns & Coffee" T-Shirts are available if anyone would like one. Please see the thread below for more information and PM me if you have any questions. As much as I would have loved to see one of my t-shirts on the ABC piece, I am more about the message the T-shirt carries.

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...offee-T-Shirts

    CARRY ON!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flanders007 View Post
    That was an awesome piece! WAY TO GO!!!

    The folks here in WA are holding an open carry BBQ this Sunday. So far 3 local news organizations are going to be attending along with SAF own Dave Workman!!! We will be sure to post the video once it hits the web.

    On a final note, I just wanted to let you guys know that "I Love Guns & Coffee" T-Shirts are available if anyone would like one. Please see the thread below for more information and PM me if you have any questions. As much as I would have loved to see one of my t-shirts on the ABC piece, I am more about the message the T-shirt carries.

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...offee-T-Shirts

    CARRY ON!!!
    Starbucks responded in a positive fashion in their position statement - I for one think it is NOT in our best interest to press the attack on this front. Let those opposed (Violence Policy Center etc) raise the issue where it does not need to be.

    IMO this reference is virtually spamming the Maine forum.

    Think that MOCA hats, T-shirts and other logo items promotes the goals more effectively. ymmv
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Starbucks responded in a positive fashion in their position statement - I for one think it is NOT in our best interest to press the attack on this front. Let those opposed (Violence Policy Center etc) raise the issue where it does not need to be.

    IMO this reference is virtually spamming the Maine forum.

    Think that MOCA hats, T-shirts and other logo items promotes the goals more effectively. ymmv
    i agree! xd-out
    Last edited by crdonov; 08-14-2010 at 09:34 PM.

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