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futureExpat
04-09-2009, 4:39 PM
hhhmmmm any calguns members part of this?

:thumbsup:

http://www.kpbs.org/news/local;id=14132

San Diego police fear there may be a growing number of gun activists who want to carry their weapons openly. The trend is part of a national "open carry" movement keen on exercising gun rights. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Last month, about 40 people gathered at Mission Beach wearing unloaded guns on holsters. Panicked beach goers called police but no one was arrested because carrying unloaded firearms is legal in California.

Paul Cooper is an attorney for the police department. He says the practice is dangerous to the public, the people carrying the weapons and to officers.

"We just don't think it's a prudent idea for anyone to walk around openly with an unloaded firearm," Cooper says.

Police think the group is trying to provoke officers. But John Pierce, co-founder of opencarry.org says that's not the case.

"Is it taunting if a gay couple expresses affection in public? None of these things are taunting. They are educational," says Pierce.

pullnshoot25
04-09-2009, 7:16 PM
hhhmmmm any calguns members part of this?

:thumbsup:

http://www.kpbs.org/news/local;id=14132

San Diego police fear there may be a growing number of gun activists who want to carry their weapons openly. The trend is part of a national "open carry" movement keen on exercising gun rights. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Last month, about 40 people gathered at Mission Beach wearing unloaded guns on holsters. Panicked beach goers called police but no one was arrested because carrying unloaded firearms is legal in California.

Paul Cooper is an attorney for the police department. He says the practice is dangerous to the public, the people carrying the weapons and to officers.

"We just don't think it's a prudent idea for anyone to walk around openly with an unloaded firearm," Cooper says.

Police think the group is trying to provoke officers. But John Pierce, co-founder of opencarry.org says that's not the case.

"Is it taunting if a gay couple expresses affection in public? None of these things are taunting. They are educational," says Pierce.

Old news, butchered article, KPBS sucks.

Yes, many Calgunners were involved.

http://caopencarry.blogspot.com/2009/02/third-san-diego-open-carry-meet.html

stupidhead
04-09-2009, 7:28 PM
How idiotic. That's like having the police come out because someone's exercising their right to freedom of speech or freedom of religion.

The nanny state of shunning guns and promoting ignorance and fear of them has led to such reactions.

LOW2000
04-09-2009, 8:12 PM
There were not any panicked beach-goers that I saw while I was there, thats for damn sure.

KylaGWolf
04-09-2009, 10:40 PM
Low I didn't see a single one panicked either. And the only real negative comment was the dude on the bike. And even he somewhat came around. And if that many had came up to Zimmerman I think she would have had a crowd around her all day and she couldn't have followed us on our six mile hike :) As a matter of fact I don't really remember a whole lot of people around her at all every time I saw her she was either with another officer or by herself. The reporter pulled that 300 number out its arse. Kind of like the 95% of all guns bought by the drug dealers in Mexico come from the US.

N6ATF
04-09-2009, 11:20 PM
:dupe:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=163924

Oh, and some reporters are willing participants. They will print WHATEVER the .gov says as if it were absolute fact, without any question at all, even if it is such obvious BS that the stink from it can be smelled within a 500 mile radius.

I have no doubt government agents say these things, because violating their oath of office to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution (above all else) results in NO CONSEQUENCES and is practiced from the top, down!