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Thread: I had a very American 4th of July.

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    I had a very American 4th of July.

    This was one of the few holidays I wasn't scheduled to work. I slept in until 10am. Read the declaration of Independence published in the Milwaukee Urinal.

    Then I went to Speedway to get a fountain soda that I had a free coupon for. Even though I can legally conceal I open carried today. Inside the Speedway a customer (elderly man) was kind of flustered and said "Sir, I don't think you can do that yet. The Governor hasn't signed the law". I advised him that openly carrying has always been legal. After a brief pause he said "can I ask why some feel the need to be armed all the time". I replied "you're not really going to question the right to bear arms on the fourth of July, are you?" He chuckled and said "good point" and left. But another customer (white guy, about 25 or so) had a very puzzled look on his face and says "What.....do guns have to do with today?"

    And that's when I shot him, your honor!

    Just kidding. Just Kidding.

    But I didn't dignify his stupidity with a response. I redeemed my coupon and left with my 44 ounce Coke. I departed in my Ford Mustang GT.

    When I got home my wife and I rode my Harley to Miller Park for the Brewer game. We had a couple of Hot Dogs. We just got back. Shaun Marcum hit a grand slam but the Brewers still lost. lost!

    In an hour or so we're going to go watch the fireworks.

    Guns, Coca Cola, Ford Mustangs, Harley Davidson, Baseball, Hot dogs, fireworks, and a free press.

    Is this a great country to live in or what?

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    When all the wheat is separated from the chaff it certainly is.

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    How are you able to legally conceal carry?
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    How are you able to legally conceal carry?

    Both state and federal law says I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkbites View Post
    Both state and federal law says I can.
    I did not know you were an officer, which then this makes sense. Thank you for being an officer of the law.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    Well a man would be hard pressed to beat a day like that!
    "Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
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    Sorry for the necropost...
    Quote Originally Posted by pkbites
    I replied "you're not really going to question the right to bear arms on the fourth of July, are you?"
    Sure beats what happened in Brookfield.
    They had no problem questioning it.
    This year was much more calm.
    But yeah, that does sound like an all-American day.
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    I agree that there are "special" days that increase my pride and honor in being able to legally open carry my firearm.

    As a matter of fact I just observed one of those days just a little over 1 week ago...

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