OP carry July 4 parade


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jim in Anchorage
July 12, 2009, 06:06 AM
In Anchorage. I thought some of you may enjoy this. And yes,I am damn proud of Alaska.

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message board: http://www.alaskagunrights.org/
Parade thread: http://arcticserver.com/phpbb1/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=237
another board: http://www.alaska4x4network.com/showthread.php?p=456582

It was a beautiful day and great parade. There were about 45-50 people in the open carry group. Everyone seemed to have fun, both in the parade and watching us. I know I enjoyed being in the open carry group more than any parade I have watched from the side.

Most spectator comments were very supportive with lots of extra clapping, waving, shouts and thanks; I only heard a couple people who disliked the idea. One said he hoped the magazines were empty (the ones I knew about weren't empty) and another wanted bullets outlawed.

Many people both young and old saw firearms being publicly carried in a responsible manner, many likely for the first time in their lives. Lots of pictures were taken of our group; pictures that will hopefully be looked at, sent to friends, and remarked upon.

We were a fun part of a 4th of July parade. How much more American can you get? Cops weren't drawing down on us, no one was being blasted through a shop window, and no Hollywood actor was spouting HCI/Brady lies about the NRA supporting cop-killer bullets. Firearms and their owners were seen in a positive and normal light by average American citizens. Normalization of firearms is one of the best ways to NOT be perceived as fringe loonies.

I know that I both exercised and promoted my Constitutional Second Amendment right during the parade, which is more than most people did that day, or any other day.

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armoredman
July 12, 2009, 06:42 AM
Nicely done!

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