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Moms demand in Portland: Fred Meyer OC ban

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe moms are demanding wrong kind of action from wrong people

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    The Portland Oregonian reported late yesterday that the anti-gun Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America dumped a petition with more than 18,000 signatures at Fred Meyer headquarters in Portland, asking the chain to prevent customers from openly carrying firearms in its stores.


    http://www.examiner.com/article/maybe-moms-are-demanding-wrong-kind-of-action-from-wrong-people

    Be sure to cut and paste your comments here over to Examiner because I know the Moms read this stuff.
    ;)
     
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  2. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was humorous that they were going after Fred Meyer, since they sell guns.
     
  3. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    BINGO!

    But the Moms really aren't laughing about this. No sensauma.
     
  4. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I liked the Oregonian quote by the leader, "I come from a gun background, and my husband is a vet., and nobody in our family can see a need to carry a rifle in the store". Haha, really? How many problems have open carriers created....? Other than Jerry Harryman a few years ago in Clackamas, which I think was justified, I don't think that there have been any problems with the law abiding.
     
  5. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I can actually see a point about carrying a long gun around in a store. That's theatrics, and it wins nobody any friends, but it DOES influence people...typically against OC and gun owners in general.
    I have long advised people that if they want to make a political statement, rent a billboard or buy an advertisement.

    Most of the OC people I know are rather low key about it. They go about their business and never try to draw attention. Most people don't even notice they're armed.
     
  6. TastyWheat87

    TastyWheat87 Washington Active Member

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    This article makes me want to go to my local Fred Meyer with an empty holster on my hip, legally purchase a new pistol, promptly holster it once purchased, and then go shop for groceries.
     
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  7. tiggers97

    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    Bingo. And this is why the Moms Demand Action is so ape happy about Open Carry. It's a chance to "change the culture" of America in an attempt to make guns socially frowned on in general.
     
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  8. TastyWheat87

    TastyWheat87 Washington Active Member

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    Like my dad always says..."If you don't like the way I look, don't look at me."

    As far as I'm concerned, Mom's Demand Action and any other antis that don't like seeing me exercise my Second Amendment rights can close their eyes or look away. If it makes them feel better, they can imagine that hard, cold piece of inanimate steel and polymer on my hip is really a fluffy teddy bear, as seen below.

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  9. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I think there has to be a serious retardation rate in WA.
    There has to be since all the mom's there are severely mentally challenged.
     
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  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    <- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
    Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!

    What does WA have to do with the nannies dumping signatures at Fred Meyer in PORTLAND?

    Deen
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  11. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Easy cowboy. I don't know if it is a law or store policy, but they always walk me to the door with my new firearm in its box.
     
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  12. skeezix

    skeezix Lebanon, OR All around nice guy Bronze Supporter

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    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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  14. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't it originate with the Settle bunch ?
    They had to dump them in Portland as that is where the HQ is at.
     
  15. TastyWheat87

    TastyWheat87 Washington Active Member

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    I voted.

    The Yes votes have gone up by 150 since I voted a couple hours ago.

    The no votes have increased by 4 in that time. LOL.

    Current results:
    Yes - the company is simply adhering to local laws. 80.62% (724 votes)

    No - I don't want the possibility of seeing guns when I'm shopping. 17.59% (158 votes)

    Other - please comment below 1.78% (16 votes)

    Total Votes: 898
     
  16. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    You are describing most of the members of Moms Demand Action.
    But really - how long did it take them to COLLECT 18,000 signatures? That is really a LOT when you think about it.
     
  17. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    And do the signatures really count for something? Or is their any credibility to their signatures? I just took the Official vote!

    Skewed data serves the the treaded snake!
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    One of the banks that I frequent has a young uniformed guard standing outside the entrance and he's only allowed to carry a big can of mace on his belt and a cell phone.
    I'm always mystified that most people believe that they're safer inside the bank because he's outside deterring bad guys from entering.
     
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  19. tiggers97

    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking those signatures are the same ones they submitted to Kroger a few months back. Probably cover the NW where there are Fred Meyer stores, and not just Oregon.
     
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    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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