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    Talking WXYZ News 7 - Open carry in Fowlerville, MI in the news!

    TheQ and I were on the news tonight!

    The village of Fowlerville repealed its unlawful ban on firearms. From what I understand a local paper was covering it, and Channel 7 (WXYZ out of Detroit) decided to pick up the story.

    I don't know how long it's going to stay in the spot, but as of 12:19am on 2/26, the video of our interview is the 2nd from the top at http://www.wxyz.com/subindex/video#.

    The reporter and cameraman both were very nice and quite supportive of what we were doing. This was a lot of fun. Good pizza, too. Danny's in Fowlerville. We spoke to the owner afterward to thank him for allowing us to do the interview in his place. Very nice guy.

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    Yea!,,,

    thanx for the link,
    i tried to look it up, but failed,
    ive written to Q, and we talked on team speak before,
    but its fun to put a face on the personality,
    youre cutter than him, and it nice to see another lefty, carrying cross draw!
    it was a positive and informative interview,
    nice of the town to ALLOW you to exercise your Rights
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    I did give her an MOC Tri-fold while we were there. The Interview was over-all positive. They PFZ information at the end wasn't all complete (they forgot the CPL PFZ Exemption for OC).

    Danny's Pizza in Fowlerville was great. I brought up the possibility of having an gathering of 10 or 20 gun toters in his resturant at one time for a friendly dinner. To that, the owner said they would greatly appreciate the business. The pizza buffet was good and the price was very reasonable at $5 + change for a dinner buffet.
    Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    and it nice to see another lefty, carrying cross draw!
    Warchild is to credit with getting her to carry cross-draw. His funny hat made him seem more credible maybe?
    Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.

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    Great job!

    That was a great interview by all three sides news channel, the Q and wife and the other customers. The word is getting out and more people are getting comfortable with guns in public, pat on the back to all of us that OC.

    This also should be put in the (OC in the news) on the OC forum. If someone knows how to do that, I dont, I'm not computer savy. Carry on!
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    damned good clip, was impressed they couldn't find an anti to scream into the camera about how scared they were.

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    fantastic. one of the best unbiased pieces i've seen in a long time. do you think channel 7 tried really hard to find someone anti-gun and just couldn't?
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    The 6pm news,channel 7 WXYZ,only mentioned that Fowlerville would now allow OC.It was a short mention,leaving out any mention of OC being legal since 90's preemption law.There were no interviews in that segment,just quick spin.
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    Thank You Phil and Ann! This was one of the clearest news reports I've seen here on a Detroit news show.I missed the 11pm show and feel better knowing we were covered better than on the 6pm show!Imagine,OCers being well spoken and normal!Who would think!Hope to see you soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    fantastic. one of the best unbiased pieces i've seen in a long time. do you think channel 7 tried really hard to find someone anti-gun and just couldn't?
    They did manage to get the 6th grader saying she was scared in the spot as opposed to an anti adult blathering about "the children",OH MY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamaneggs View Post
    They did manage to get the 6th grader saying she was scared in the spot as opposed to an anti adult blathering about "the children",OH MY!
    I think she managed to talk to everyone in the place. I know that she had one lady on camera who said, "I'm not against what they're doing, I just don't like guns, " and she didn't use that soundbyte. We were at that restaurant for about an hour and a half. In our interview we did touch on a lot of things, and we made sure to point out that Fowlerville was coming into compliance with a well-established state law, but I guess she only had so much time. With the amount of material they shot, the story could easily have tripled in length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northofnowhere View Post
    damned good clip, was impressed they couldn't find an anti to scream into the camera about how scared they were.
    Fowlerville is a nice farming community with a generally pro-gun population. They also have a new chief that understands the law. Their last chief was the guns drawn face on the ground kinda guy.

    The new chief is from Meridian Township and was a Lt. and asst. chief there before the move. Meridian PD was the only Chief that got back to me when I sent out PD info packets on OC about 3 years ago. Meridian Twp is east of East Lansing.
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    Well done you two, such a cute couple and no "strings" attached.

    The piece was fairly positive, the reporter talked with a variety of people and did a decent job.
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    That was great! I love seeing normal people reacting normally in the news for once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheQsAidan View Post
    I think she managed to talk to everyone in the place. I know that she had one lady on camera who said, "I'm not against what they're doing, I just don't like guns, " and she didn't use that soundbyte. We were at that restaurant for about an hour and a half. In our interview we did touch on a lot of things, and we made sure to point out that Fowlerville was coming into compliance with a well-established state law, but I guess she only had so much time. With the amount of material they shot, the story could easily have tripled in length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSzerdi View Post
    That was great! I love seeing normal people reacting normally in the news for once.
    Sheperds & sheepdogs=normal,sheep=abnormal! We need to NORMALIZE all citizens!CARRY ON WISE ONES!
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    Unhappy Still misleading

    It was a great news clip right up to the point were they misled the public about the legality of carring a gun in a "gun free zone".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGfreed View Post
    It was a great news clip right up to the point were they misled the public about the legality of carring a gun in a "gun free zone".
    1. They only have 2 minutes to explain the story. Try to explain MI gun laws in 2 minutes. I did give them the MOC website where they could refer people to learn more. I wish they would have it in the story.
    2. Them and their lawyers don't want to be liable if they misinform and someone gets in legal trouble. We know it's legal and we are convinced of that. People in the media don't and they frankly probably don't have the time to research it. It'd rather they researched it rather than take our word for it.
    3. I already said this, but thanks for catching it also and agreeing.
    Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.

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    Nice story. Looks like a good place to grab a pizza.

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    I specifically wanted to bring Aidan to avoid the all OCers are white males stereotype. The fact I shave my head also fits in with the (thankfully) dying neo-nazi stereotype.

    Her coming along for the interview was a great service to me and to all if 2A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamaneggs View Post
    They did manage to get the 6th grader saying she was scared in the spot as opposed to an anti adult blathering about "the children",OH MY!
    ya they did, but it's easy to dismiss the child:
    "oh, look at the cute little kid who's afraid of the big scary gun."
    it's easy to see why a kid might have irrational fear if the kid has watched a lot of tv. and if the kid has parents who haven't taught her not to fear inanimate objects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubel View Post
    Nice story. Looks like a good place to grab a pizza.
    The pizza was very good. When the interview was over Phillip and I approached the owner to thank him for allowing us to use his place and to ask him if he'd be ok with doing a group dinner there. He said we'd be welcome. I think it's time to start plans for a pizza party.

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    Great job guys! I was ready for a bad piece and very anti. They really surprised me with the way it was done. You two were awesome and very well spoken....kudo's
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheQsAidan View Post
    The pizza was very good. When the interview was over Phillip and I approached the owner to thank him for allowing us to use his place and to ask him if he'd be ok with doing a group dinner there. He said we'd be welcome. I think it's time to start plans for a pizza party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    ya they did, but it's easy to dismiss the child:
    "oh, look at the cute little kid who's afraid of the big scary gun."
    it's easy to see why a kid might have irrational fear if the kid has watched a lot of tv. and if the kid has parents who haven't taught her not to fear inanimate objects.
    The child part was miniscule,which in media-land is amazing!
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