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    Public Invitation to Maplewood's annual "Coffee Crawl"

    In light of one of our member's recent harassment at the Maplewood Wal-Mart, I ran across this while perusing the local news:

    http://www.feaststl.com/online-exclu...27992bc8b.html

    Seems as though the city of Maplewood has extended an invitation to the public to attend a showcase of local coffee oriented businesses in Maplewood's business district.

    I believe this is an excellent opportunity, not only as another excuse to get together (which is always a hoot), but also to show solidarity for a fellow OC'er who has encountered problems in this municipality.

    What better way to fulfill our mission of educating the public (and LEO's as well) than to attend a function promoted by the very municipality that is a little foggy on it's own citizen's firearm rights?

    In the above link, there is a request to RSVP with the city of Maplewood in order for them to "headcount" for attendance. I intend to do so. Anyone else feel like joining me? (Especially those who would be interested in video recording such an interesting event...and any possible interactions.)

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    If I'm off work, count me in. However, with it being wedding season, I don't imagine I'd be off on a Saturday.

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    I can not take any risk the rest of the week since the military guys are in town for training and I have my kids on Saturday so I can not make that but I may very well head to stroll maplewood this weekend.

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    I'm in. If Maplewood is OC legal to the states definition I'll try and bring a new guy or two.

    And is the event said free? Does that mean free coffee?

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    Count me in! Always loves me somes coffes!
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    Maplewood

    says "Free", where is "OLD MAPLEWOOD"?
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    i have to work. its a wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylemoul View Post
    i have to work. its a wednesday.
    It's actually on a Saturday. "9am to noon Sat., April 30"

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    oh...lol

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    New member, I'll be there!!!

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    they cant arrest us all.

    and if they do remind them about all the paperwork they will have to start doing.
    and of course the lawsuits that will follow lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylemoul View Post
    they cant arrest us all.

    and if they do remind them about all the paperwork they will have to start doing.
    and of course the lawsuits that will follow lol
    Don't think this will happen now! They would arrest all who OC! Might want to show up and CCW with the T-Shirt of Missouri Open carry!
    If you pull it, you use it. If you pull it and you don't use it, you've done some thing wrong and you might not get another chance. Think about it before you pack it!
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    yea just read the maplewood posts a little bit ago...

    the whole world has turned soft. too many people living in the fantasy life that everyone is a good person and there is never crime, and it wont happen to them.

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    Maplewood is now a criminal safe zone!

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    If it passes

    If the ordinance passes....it will be illegal to carry openly at this event.....But that said....do like they do in Texas, have a holster with no firearm...gets the point across....I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspgunner View Post
    Don't think this will happen now! They would arrest all who OC! Might want to show up and CCW with the T-Shirt of Missouri Open carry!
    both of em shipped today, expected delivery Tuesday

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    Superlite27, you are now published: http://maplewood-brentwood.patch.com...llow-up.590494

    Just goes to show you that the anti's are watching, and we've got to choose our words carefully (not saying you didn't, I thought your piece was well written.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcgunfan View Post
    Superlite27, you are now published: http://maplewood-brentwood.patch.com...llow-up.590494

    Just goes to show you that the anti's are watching, and we've got to choose our words carefully (not saying you didn't, I thought your piece was well written.)
    I know they are watching, that's OK here. I'm going to go before the City Council April 12 and tell them a 3 minute story. I'll present "our" case for OC and hope others will dress well, be polite and speak in a civil manner to get them to alter the proposal. I have an idea, I sure won't post it here, I hope many will go to Maplewood with a good presentation. Getting in theri face will get you "NOTHING"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mspgunner View Post
    I know they are watching, that's OK here. I'm going to go before the City Council April 12 and tell them a 3 minute story. I'll present "our" case for OC and hope others will dress well, be polite and speak in a civil manner to get them to alter the proposal. I have an idea, I sure won't post it here, I hope many will go to Maplewood with a good presentation. Getting in theri face will get you "NOTHING"!
    I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hint that it was wrong for them to watch. As a matter of fact, I welcome it. We do not need to slink around in the shadows. We should stand tall and work wherever we can to maintain/improve out 2A rights. Best of luck to you and the others on the 12th. I could not agree more about not getting in their face. When you have an audience that is predisposed to being hostile to your point of view, you can't really go up burning with righteous indignation.

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    Superlite must be well known

    Quote Originally Posted by kcgunfan View Post
    Superlite27, you are now published: http://maplewood-brentwood.patch.com...llow-up.590494

    Just goes to show you that the anti's are watching, and we've got to choose our words carefully (not saying you didn't, I thought your piece was well written.)
    Well Mr Superlite, It looks like the pen is mightier than the sword. With all my productive Open Carry group activism events that created awareness and acceptance were squashed by one of your forum post about going to the "Coffee Crawl" that was enough to put OC up to a banning vote in the city of Maplewood. I understand you stepping out of the limelight. Just the thought of your presence apparently strikes fear in the hearts of Liberals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sohighlyunlikely View Post
    Well Mr Superlite, It looks like the pen is mightier than the sword. With all my productive Open Carry group activism events that created awareness and acceptance were squashed by one of your forum post about going to the "Coffee Crawl" that was enough to put OC up to a banning vote in the city of Maplewood. I understand you stepping out of the limelight. Just the thought of your presence apparently strikes fear in the hearts of Liberals.

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    Just stop posting things on the forum that you do not want the Maplewood City Council to read, they are here!
    If you pull it, you use it. If you pull it and you don't use it, you've done some thing wrong and you might not get another chance. Think about it before you pack it!
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    Hello Maplewood

    Quote Originally Posted by mspgunner View Post
    Just stop posting things on the forum that you do not want the Maplewood City Council to read, they are here!
    They can be here all they want. They can read all they want. I will not cower to their liberal fear mongering agenda for political gain. I will not curtail my use of free speech. Even if it for humor sake. If they want to use my words to help design laws that discourage law abiding citizens from being in Maplewood. More power to them. They will only do one thing. Even further attract a lesser clients to their city, and I will be there they have shown my kind are not welcome. All I will be able to do is pity them as their crime rate slowly rises and their businesses slowly fade away from the contributions of the new clients they have chosen to attract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sohighlyunlikely View Post
    They can be here all they want. They can read all they want. I will not cower to their liberal fear mongering agenda for political gain. I will not curtail my use of free speech. Even if it for humor sake. If they want to use my words to help design laws that discourage law abiding citizens from being in Maplewood. More power to them. They will only do one thing. Even further attract a lesser clients to their city, and I will be there they have shown my kind are not welcome. All I will be able to do is pity them as their crime rate slowly rises and their businesses slowly fade away from the contributions of the new clients they have chosen to attract.

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    DOC - I was talking about what we might say collectively at the public hearing. Of course we cxan post and say any thing, but perhaps best not to tip too much as to our response or logical presentation. The battle is not over till the last shot is fired, hopefully they will se education reason and understanding.
    If you pull it, you use it. If you pull it and you don't use it, you've done some thing wrong and you might not get another chance. Think about it before you pack it!
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    Article read and comment posted. It's kind of frustrating when they make stuff up as to people's reasoning. ("In support of Mr. Darrow" HA!) I have no problem with any of them reading what I have written. My problem is their flagrant false manipulation of the facts. They claim the invitation was "in support of Mr. Darrow". Complete fabrication. If they actually read what I have said in other threads, they would obviously find where I have never supported Mr. Darrow. He was entirely too confrontational. Why couldn't he have cooperated without the "tude"? I simply support Mr. Darow's RIGHTS. Solidarity. We're all OC'ers. It could have been any one of us who was stopped and harrassed. (How we handled it would probably be different) EVERYONE, regardless of whether or not I agree with their actions, deserves support for their RIGHTS.
    The city council is obviously completely clueless about civil rights by their blundering municipal code frenzy, and complete ignorance about commmonly accepted laws such as brandishing. One of their council members actually believes open carry laws allow pointing firearms at people!

    But don't educate them! That would be bad!

    There are none so blind as those who do not wish to see.

    Unfortunately for us, they're stepping all over our rights as they bumble around in the dark. At least one of them, the Faulkingham guy, seems to have a clue.

    I wonder how they're going to get the people who could care less about robbery and murder to obey their OC ordinances as strictly as we law abiding folks do?

    Oh well. I'll simply spend my money at other coffee establishments in other municipalities and encourage others to do the same. That way, the tax revenue from the money I spend won't support a community that wishes to purposefully stomp on law abiding citizen's rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sohighlyunlikely View Post
    (snip) It looks like the pen is mightier than the sword. Doc
    It always has been that way. What that means to freedom, Doc will likely be shaking his head yes reading this post, is that the government can remove the rights and freedoms we exercise with the stroke of a pen and without our actual consent. All they need is the motivation (reason) to do so, in most cases it's monetary or for political gain.

    How? They were elected to represent us and act with our interests in mind, or so many will claim. Fact is our own politicians tend to consider us as ignorant, stupid/dumb, and incapable of tending to ourselves all while forgetting that they are one of us, which makes them even more ignorant, stupid/dumb, and incapapable as they are attempting to tend to themselves AND others. The phrase "of the people, by the people, for the people" from the Declaration of Independence comes to mind here.
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