Thread: Open Carry IN Gig Harbor
Has anyone encountered any negativity OCing in GH? If you are OCing and a citizen notifies GHPD what is likely to happen ?
Welcome to the movement of OC. I say that because some people think that OC is a club or an organization. We are far from organized! ( insert a joking smiley face here) We, most, are ordinary people with an idea that 2A is a right and we want to enlighten people that......................heck! We just like guns! Ya wanna have coffee at Starbucks by Home depot? Set up a meet. This afternoon?
I believe it was Kenshin that had issues in Gig Harbor. I think The most recent was over a year ago though. Look up the thread "looked down the barrel of a 1911 today". That's the only negative I've heard about from that area but it was perpetrated by Pierce County Sheriffs though.
Guns don't kill people, bullets do!
Thanks for all the replies guys.. I CC and have thought about OC. I just can't get up the nerve and I feel like people will be staring at me.. I have looked at past threads and it does seem to be a little sticky. I just needed some updated info. Would have been cool to meet a Starbucks for coffee this afternoon but I was pulling RO duty.. Would have been nice to have some face to face conversation on the subject...Thanks again guys..............
The majority of people in public won't even notice you are carrying. Of the few that notice, most of them don't care. If someone does notice, and wants to make an issue of it, chances are they'll try to tell someone and get the answer "it's perfectly legal".
In the end, the more comfortable you are carrying your handgun openly, the more comfortable those around you will be about it.
"If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"
"If you refuse to stand up for others now, who will stand up for you when your time comes?"
I OC in Gig Harbor almost every day, and I've never had a problem. I've ridden past LE vehicles on my bike, had LEOs wave at me as they drove passed me as a pedestrian, and stood behind LEOs in checkout lines. One day I was walking down the street with my wife, and a LEO did a double take as he drove passed, turned around ½ block away, and drove by again for another look without stopping. Downtown, Uptown, Borgan Boulevard all good.
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For the most part, OC in Gig Harbor is great, the people are really friendly and I had many great conversations with folks about open carry. The sherriff's there are another matter though. I had a couple run in's with the peninsula branch of the Pierce County Sherriff's. You can read about them on the board.
I've moved out to Roy recently and haven't had any incidents out here.
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