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OP carry July 4 parade

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jim in Anchorage, Jul 12, 2009.

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  1. jim in Anchorage

    jim in Anchorage Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    In Anchorage. I thought some of you may enjoy this. And yes,I am damn proud of Alaska.


    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.
  2. armoredman

    armoredman Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    proud to be in AZ
    Nicely done!
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