Thread: Open Carry Ryan's
I open carried today in Ryan's restaurant on 23rd in Independence. Walked right past the manager twice and he never said a word. Two Independence crime
scene investagators came in and set beside me and the wife. Never said a word although they did take a good look at my weapon. Waitress's could have cared less.
Good job man! I cannot find anyone in my local area with the balls to OC with me.
To the OP, rock on but be careful and don't drip the food on your gun, them buffets are too tempting for me. I avoid them like the plague otherwise I would weigh 900 lbs!
Glad you had a positive experience.
I agree, I've wanted to meet with Doc and his friends many times. My only concern is it would be my luck thats the day when an officer would pull out and arrest us for disturbing the piece. With this being said I'm a single income family man and could NOT hire an attonry to help my cause! TRUST me I want open carry more then anything but I'm unable to swallow my fear of the what ifs out there.... I have followed your instructions onlineabout where open carry is legal and I've printed them and keep in my car just in case I'm busted for printing or anyother charge they try to come up with.... One day the normal citizen and all around good man/wpmen will not have to worry about our freedom and rights. All I can say is thanks to you Doc and everyone your involved with for doing what you do and supporting our cause.
Last edited by jad316; 08-19-2010 at 06:47 PM.
Jim, no one can make you do it-that's for sure. But I don't think you'll catch a charge around here. But if you're worried get a camera like Doc's miniDV. I'm getting one. It's solid evidence of what you were doing ya know? Take a friend or spouse as a witness. There's been times when I really wish I was OC instead of CCW - like last night - I think it's a good deterrent.
I live in the Springfield area and OC everywhere I go even though I have been told that it is frowned upon by Springfield law enforcement. While I do not wish to aggravate any law enforcement officer, I also am not going to allow anyone to enforce their own rules on me.
A friend of mine wanted to go to Kelley's police and tactical yesterday to check out a conceal holster for his new XDm, so I went with him. Of course I was open carrying my Glock 20. There was an officer in there that said that he was working there part time. My friend and I spoke with him for a while as my friend even made reference to me as "one of those weirdo open carry freaks". It was all in fun and I laughed, but no one else said a word about my open carrying (which is pretty typical).
Tonight my wife and I are going out to eat with my preacher and his wife. He knows that I carry a gun everywhere (he has allowed me to carry at our church, but I do conceal there). I will be open carrying tonight like I do every other night, so nothing will be different.
They only one in their family that has an issue with my carrying (whether open or concealed) is their son-in-law who is getting ready to go into the military. A few weeks ago we all went out shooting and of course, I had my Glock on, he asked if he could shoot it, I said sure, well he emptied out the magazine at about 10 yards and managed to a hit a regulation 25 yard slow fire pistol target a grand total of about 3 times. I told him that now that I know why he doesn't want to see anyone carrying. He said, why is that? I said, you assume that everyone is as bad of a shot as you. LOL
Well he said that he is going to be going to special ops training in the military, so he should come out a lot better shot than me.
Last edited by peterarthur; 09-18-2010 at 05:24 PM.
You get my vote!
When I helped Jim Guest campaign for state office a couple of years ago http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=005, he open carried and even had a pic of himself holding his AR on his campaign brochures. I don't know if the 50th in KC would like it, but it sounds like fun!
Last edited by peterarthur; 09-19-2010 at 11:40 AM.