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Oregon man hitchhikes to funeral while open carrying

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by NWGlockgal, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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  2. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I must say I have mixed feelings about "open carry". I'm not looking for attention.
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  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Nice, sort of.

    Probably wouldn't do that in Multnomah county.
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I fully support him. There is NOTHING wrong with fringe living, especially if there is no victim, there is no crime.

    Feelings arent a means to make a law, so his OCing granted to him by the constitution is an awesome way of spitting in the eye of traditional norms.

    I dig it. Im happy someone (or a couple of people) pulled over to give him a ride.. Im not sure Id pick up an armed hitch hiker.. Not because my fear of firearms.. But the mental and drug issues that travel with most hitch hikers..

    I still think this is awesome. He followed the law and made it there by not following traditional norms, I respect that.
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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Seemed a nice young man! Good on him!:)
  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    There is a difference when picking somebody who is smiling and overall is in a good mood and not one from drugs. I've picked up some really nice guys (no gals unless I'm with another person namely my wife) so I can see how they would do that. He really appeared to be in a general good mood. Probably helped he had a backpack and not a rucksack or two, his girlfriend, two dogs and dressed in old military fatigues.

    It also made a difference with his tone and politeness of asking the people prior to if they object etc. That shows some common courtesy, which goes a long way today.

    Though I've been told no a few times. I always ask prior to getting to somebody "Am I supposed to pick them up?" often I'm told no, but when I am told yes I do. I retract the story about women. Once I felt compelled to pick a girl up. On the coast, about 8:30 at night. While my spiritual leanings differ from some on this board I truly believe I was in that moment there to save her life from an abduction. She couldn't have been over 19. Her house was up near the motel I was staying at in Warrenton (well Astoria).
  7. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    IMO emotions are probably the driving force behind most decisions and laws, with logic being used as a backfill to make them seem to make sense.

    Scaring the sheeple with OC does nothing positive to help gun ownership, and to believe otherwise is, IMO, delusional and counterproductive.

    When non-gun people see somebody who is not a police officer or Federal special agent (etc.) walking around with a gun, they think "nutcase" and it makes them afraid. How is this gonna help make them more accepting of gun ownership, when they are thinking nutcase and feeling afraid? To state the obvious, it does not.

    I don't have any mixed feelings about this at all. Not only is it offputting to the non-gun people, it is provocatively negative to the anti-gun people, and is otherwise tactically unsound because it tells the bad guys who to shoot or rob first.
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  8. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w 45th Parallel Well-Known Member

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    good for him. prob was a pretty nice guy too
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  9. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Putting the open carry aside, society has changed. I hitched hiked in Hawaii when I was young, 40 years ago, and people were friendly and gave me a ride. When I got a car, I paid it forward and picked up others. I even got a few dates from girls I picked up, consensual of course. Things were different back then and people were more care free and trusting. I don't pick up hitch hikers any more. It is sad that our society has digressed to where it has. :(
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