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National Open Carry Day

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National Open Carry, Independence Day and Weekend 2008


Everyday hundreds of thousands of law abiding citizens carry handguns for self defense all across America. Most of those arms are concealed. Open Carry Day and Open Carry Weekend seek to bring those people who normally carry concealed out of the shadows and into the light. As responsible firearms owners we understand that firearms do not cause crime, but rather prevent and stop crime. In that light we bring to you the National Open Carry Day© and National Open Carry Weekend©.

Sweet! :celebrate
 

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I think its a good start. Does anyone know if the page affiliated with any forum members?
 

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longwatch wrote:
I think its a good start. Does anyone know if the page affiliated with any forum members?
I'm wondering the same thing. What makes a "national *insert topic here* day" official? Is this one official?
 

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DreQo wrote:
longwatch wrote:
I think its a good start. Does anyone know if the page affiliated with any forum members?
I'm wondering the same thing. What makes a "national *insert topic here* day" official? Is this one official?

Got me.. what makes anything 'offical'? Like the National buy ammo day or national plant a tree day.

I just think somebody has to be the first to do it. I'd like to start 'National buy a gun day" Whose with me? :cool:

Seriously I hope this thing really takes off. It'd be nice to point to X number of people who OC'ed (or open holstered) nationwide and say see "we told you" followed by a huge letter and phone call push to get nation wide carry.
 

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Prometheus wrote:
DreQo wrote:
longwatch wrote:
I think its a good start. Does anyone know if the page affiliated with any forum members?
I'm wondering the same thing. What makes a "national *insert topic here* day" official? Is this one official?

Got me.. what makes anything 'offical'? Like the National buy ammo day or national plant a tree day.

I just think somebody has to be the first to do it. I'd like to start 'National buy a gun day" Whose with me? :cool:

Seriously I hope this thing really takes off. It'd be nice to point to X number of people who OC'ed (or open holstered) nationwide and say see "we told you" followed by a huge letter and phone call push to get nation wide carry.
Instead of national buy a gun day, can we make it National Free Guns Day? :D Or maybe just National Free Ammo Day lol.
 

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reQo wrote:
Instead of national buy a gun day, can we make it National Free Guns Day? :D Or maybe just National Free Ammo Day lol.

I'd be game for that ;)

On a side note I can't believe how little response this has gotten here. Frankly I'm shocked, this is the least touched thread about this I've seen anywhere. Wow.

Anyway I've been checking around and this thing seems to have taken legs, it's on everyboard I goto (and I only reposted it twice, lol). Nice to see so many OC'ers coming out of the closet!
:celebrate
 

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Mainsail wrote:
Well that's stupid. They say there's an open carry weekend but don't bother telling when?
From the linked page:
The next National Open Carry Weekend is July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2008
Soooo yeah.

Anyway, I e-mailed the guy just to say hi and ask if he was a member of OCDO, and to ask if this was an "official" day, or just an unofficial proclamation. Here's the e-mail and response that I got:


Hi. I was just pointed to your page by a thread on OCDO). I've been a member of that forum for quite some time, and I'm curious if youare a member of or affiliated with OCDO. I'm also wondering what makes a national day of any sort official, and if National Open Carry Day is indeed "official". :)


Respectfully,
(DreQo)​

Glad to see the word is getting around! I'm not sure what you mean by "official".

Greeting card companies invent holidays such as "Sweetest's Day" in order to further their agendas (making more money) and I've decided to further the message of Freedom and Liberty by having a "Open Carry Day".

I'm fairly certain the Second Amendment makes this "official".

In Liberty,
Joe

I found that a little snippy :), so I replied:


Joe-


From what I understand, cities, counties, states, etc. can declare an official holiday, so I guess I was wondering if anything to that extent had been accomplished. Here's a wiki-article on public holidays: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_of_the_United_States.

Anyway you didn't say whether or not you're active on http://www.opencarry.org. If not, you certainly should be! :) If it wasn't for OCDO, I certainly wouldn't be openly carrying right now at all. You should see about working with the owners, there, to get the most out of this!

-(DreQo)

Haven't gotten a reply yet. I would be REALLY surprised if he would be seeminglyso involved with open carry and not a member of this site lol.​
 

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Prometheus wrote:
I just think somebody has to be the first to do it. I'd like to start 'National buy a gun day" Whose with me? :cool:

I vote for Tuesday to be the National Buy A gun Day!

A gun a week whether you need it or not!
 

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They should rethink the "copyright" symbol they are using on that page. Mike and John own the TM to the term "open carry".
 

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nakedshoplifter wrote:
They should rethink the "copyright" symbol they are using on that page. Mike and John own the TM to the term "open carry".
lol Oh yeah? Can you copyright something that's been trademarked?
 

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well, I will be taking my permit class on 4/12, and applying for my permit (hopefully) the week after that.. hopefully, my permit will get to me in time to participate.:D
 

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DreQo wrote:
Mainsail wrote:
Well that's stupid. They say there's an open carry weekend but don't bother telling when?
From the linked page:
The next National Open Carry Weekend is July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2008
That link doesn't make it through the .mil firewall. So unless the OP hoped the military wouldn't participate, it would be helpful to copy/paste the text into the post.
 

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unreconstructed1 wrote:
well, I will be taking my permit class on 4/12, and applying for my permit (hopefully) the week after that.. hopefully, my permit will get to me in time to participate.:D
What state are you in that you need a permit to carry open?

I'm interested, but Mike and John also have asked that people show their state in their profile so they can use the numbers when they speak to the press.
 

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Tess wrote:
unreconstructed1 wrote:
well, I will be taking my permit class on 4/12, and applying for my permit (hopefully) the week after that.. hopefully, my permit will get to me in time to participate.:D
What state are you in that you need a permit to carry open?

I'm interested, but Mike and John also have asked that people show their state in their profile so they can use the numbers when they speak to the press.

I live in Tennessee.

I'll add my location to my profile here in a minute.
 

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Mainsail wrote:
DreQo wrote:
Mainsail wrote:
Well that's stupid. They say there's an open carry weekend but don't bother telling when?
From the linked page:
The next National Open Carry Weekend is July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2008
That link doesn't make it through the .mil firewall. So unless the OP hoped the military wouldn't participate, it would be helpful to copy/paste the text into the post.

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[align=center]Because "a Right restricted is a Right denied" and "a Right not exercised is a Right lost."[/align]
[align=center][font="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"]"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed" Thomas Jefferson[/font][/align]
[align=center]The next National Open Carry Day is July 4th, 2008[/align]
[align=center]The next National Open Carry Weekend is July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2008[/align]
[align=center]Everyday hundreds of thousands of law abiding citizens carry handguns for self defense all across America. Most of those arms are concealed. "Open Carry Day and Open Carry Weekend seek to bring those people who normally carry concealed out of the shadows and into the light. As responsible firearms owners we understand that firearms do not cause crime, but rather prevent and stop crime. In that light we bring to you the National Open Carry Day[size=2 pt]©[/size] and National Open Carry Weekend[size=2 pt]©[/size].[/align]
[align=center]If you live in a state that precludes open carry consider wearing a empty holster to show solidarity[/align]
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[align=center]Thank you all for the overwhelming response thus far. A quick google search of the words "Nation Open Carry" yields dozens of hits on many different message boards and blogs, not bad for this page only having been up since 3-28-2008. Please continue to spread the word![/align]
[align=center]This idea and webpage is a work in progress. It is merely a start to inform those who fear firearms and to work towards the removal of unConstitutional legislation that infringes on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Including those laws that prohibit law abiding citizens from carrying a firearm. Please check back frequently as we get this off the ground.[/align]
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[align=center]***Please ensure that Open Carry is lawful in your state before openly carrying a firearm.***[/align]
[align=center]***We are NOT responsible for your lack of knowledge on state laws regarding open or concealed carry***[/align]
[align=center]*** Please carry responsibly and lawfully***[/align]
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[align=center][font="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"]The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them." Zachariah Johnson, 3 Elliot, Debates at 646 (June 25, 1788).

George Mason: "To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them." (3 Elliot,
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http://www.patriotpages.net/nationalopencarry.htm





[align=center]National Open Carry Day[/align]


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[align=center]National Open Carry Weekend[/align]


[align=center]Because "a Right restricted is a Right denied" and "a Right not exercised is a Right lost."[/align]


[align=center][font="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"]"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed" Thomas Jefferson[/font][/align]


[align=center]The next National Open Carry Day is July 4th, 2008[/align]


[align=center]The next National Open Carry Weekend is July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2008[/align]


[align=center]Everyday hundreds of thousands of law abiding citizens carry handguns for self defense all across America. Most of those arms are concealed. "Open Carry Day and Open Carry Weekend seek to bring those people who normally carry concealed out of the shadows and into the light. As responsible firearms owners we understand that firearms do not cause crime, but rather prevent and stop crime. In that light we bring to you the National Open Carry Day[size=2 pt][][size=]©][/size][/size] and National Open Carry Weekend[size=2 pt][][size=]©][/size][/size].[/align]


[align=center]If you live in a state that precludes open carry consider wearing a empty holster to show solidarity[/align]


[align=center][/align]


[align=center]Thank you all for the overwhelming response thus far. A quick google search of the words "Nation Open Carry" yields dozens of hits on many different message boards and blogs, not bad for this page only having been up since 3-28-2008. Please continue to spread the word![/align]


[align=center]This idea and webpage is a work in progress. It is merely a start to inform those who fear firearms and to work towards the removal of unConstitutional legislation that infringes on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Including those laws that prohibit law abiding citizens from carrying a firearm. Please check back frequently as we get this off the ground.[/align]


[align=center][/align]


[align=center]***Please ensure that Open Carry is lawful in your state before openly carrying a firearm.***[/align]


[align=center]***We are NOT responsible for your lack of knowledge on state laws regarding open or concealed carry***[/align]


[align=center]*** Please carry responsibly and lawfully***[/align]
 
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