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Open Carry Litter Pick Up

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I know there are a lot of open carry advocates in this area. I am not one of them but I know they exist. I was wondering if any of them ever thought of doing something like that open carry litter pick up event that is happening back east (I think it is back east). Just make arrangements with the city/county to clean up a hiway or park while carrying legally and openly. I am betting a lot of carry guys that are not usually into open carry could be persuaded to participate. It could be a very good thing to draw interest to the gun rights debate.

    Has this been done locally?
     
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  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I would do this.

    I'm not an open carrier. (I support their rights though)
     
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  3. Teacher Todd

    Teacher Todd Central Oregon Member

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    Agreed
     
  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I understand their and our rights. But now days with gun related crimes and bad images has been created, it's not worth the hassle.
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    What better way to improve a bad image than having guys wearing guns picking up trash and making a better community?

    Hiding them will make it so we surely lose them.
     
  6. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    This.

    I rather like the idea actually...
     
  7. Artilleryman

    Artilleryman Originally from the central midwest but have reloc Active Member

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    yup...this sounds like a good idea. Put a positive face to the hysterical negativity we as gun owners frequently encounter.
     
  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The same community interest concept has worked for a number of different groups. Think about them hoodlems in the fast cars HOT RODS and them smelly old bikers. They organized and formed clubs and through the clubs started doing thing similar to what the ELKS and LIONS and KIWANA'S clubs did. Raise money for something in the community. You now have car clubs raising thousands of dollars to fund cancer research, City Parks, Playgrounds, all sorts of things. Motorcycle Clubs doing Poker runs to help childrens hospitals or Christmas gift collections.

    So yes it would work. It might take years of it like it did with other so called uncivialized groups but yes it would work.

    When the guys here go out and clean up a gravel pit shooting area press releases should be sent to all the media oulets and local community groups letting them know when its going to happen and then send photos of the results after it's done. ONE single newspaper or 6 oclock news show story would be huge.
     
  9. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    What about NWFA adopting a stretch of highway... The requirement is HERE
     
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  10. pinecenega

    pinecenega oregon coast New Member

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    Why should people have to pick up trash in order to exercise their RIGHT to keep and bear arms? That's like asking anyone to pick up trash before they go to church.
    Maybe we all should go out and pick up trash before we exercise our right to free speach by posting here...
     
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  11. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    But I'm betting it wouldn't be The Oregonian or The Columbian!!
    Neither one has printed more than two stories about Fast and Furious since it started and then they were slanted.
     
  12. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Please make it stop

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    This is one of the best ideas I have heard of on here.

    But passers by would probably think it was some cop shop doing the pick up
    So wear some tee shirts
     
  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    We don't have to.

    Not sure where you got that you need to clean up trash to have rights................
     
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  14. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    How about we organize a NWFA toys for tots or canned food drive this year.

    Then next year we can organize a gun buy back lol

    Sent from my SGH-T959 using Tapatalk
     
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  15. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Probably not a good idea. Imagine all of us trying to figure out who gets which gun.

    It would be like a bunch of kids on a pinata.:laugh::laugh:
     
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  16. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    Opencarry.org has a group of Washington members that have a stretch of I-5 that they adopted use to organize cleanups.
     
  17. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    I think its a great idea. I am not a open carry person but would for a event that might chance the evil view people have of us gun owners. I fully support the 2nd.
     
  18. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Never thought of that...maybe we can all try to out bid each other

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  19. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    One of the vintage stereo discussion groups I am involved in each Christmas sponsors a number of families that are down on their luck so that they might have a better Christmas. If I remember correctly enough cash donations were raised last year to help 16 or more families. Something similar could be done. Though I fear this place has a lot of Scrooges.

    This thread on Audiokarma.net will let you have an idea of what they do.

    Update on "Adopting families for the Holidays" - AudioKarma.org Home Audio Stereo Discussion Forums

    Should something like this get started here on NWF I will pledge the first $25.00 to the kitty
     
  20. BillyDa59

    BillyDa59 King County, WA Member

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    At first, I misread that as " NFA toys for tots", haha.

    As far as the open carry litter pickup goes, I like the idea. Anything to try and rewrite the general public's idea or firearm owners. However I would probably not attend the event. I clean up enough highway trash along the road next to my house.