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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:23 PM

 

Men armed with rifles walk through Portland to 'educate'

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Two men carrying assault rifles on their backs said they were simply exercising their Second Amendment right, but police said they scared plenty of people.

Calls started coming in to 911 dispatchers shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Callers said two men with guns strapped to their backs were walking through the area of Southeast Seventh Avenue and Spokane Street in Portland's Sellwood neighborhood.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted both 22-year-old men. They were carrying rifles openly on their backs and were valid concealed handgun license holders in Oregon.

The men told officers they were hoping to educate the public about gun rights.

Officers explained that they were likely to continue generating 911 calls from alarmed people in the area, which would require a police response. Officers reported neither man seemed interested in those concerns.

"Exercising my rights with a rifle to try to decrease the demonizing of peacefully exercising your rights in public," one of the men told Fox 12. He said his name is Warren, but did not want to provide a last name.

http://www.wsfa.com/story/20548025/men-armed-with-rifles-walk-through-portland-to-educate

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Reply Men armed with rifles walk through Portland to 'educate' (Original post)
Whovian Jan 2013 OP
Coyotl Jan 2013 #1
Whovian Jan 2013 #3
Coyotl Jan 2013 #8
zbdent Jan 2013 #2
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #4
Squinch Jan 2013 #11
Lizzie Poppet Jan 2013 #5
GeorgeGist Jan 2013 #6
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #7
riqster Jan 2013 #13
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #14
rightsideout Jan 2013 #9
ManiacJoe Jan 2013 #10
defacto7 Jan 2013 #12
safeinOhio Jan 2013 #15

Response to Whovian (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:26 PM

1. WOW, I posted this a couple of seconds ahead of yours!!


OMG: FOX - Men armed with assault rifles walk through Portland to 'educate' public
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022171336

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:28 PM

3. Sorry I missed you post.

 

A bit slow here. But glad the story is out.

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Response to Whovian (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:33 PM

8. We were typing them up at the same time.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:28 PM

2. buckin' for a "reality show" tv series ...

would put money on it ...

or at least their own talk show ...

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:31 PM

4. These are idiots. They should not be allowed to own guns. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:58 PM

11. I believe this is what we refer to as, "assholes on parade."

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:32 PM

5. Portlander here...

We have open carry on Oregon...but it's very seldom exercised in Portland (pretty common out in the countryside).

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:32 PM

6. Some here call them 'natural rights'.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:32 PM

7. It's legal.

 

It's legal almost everywhere. People just don't realize it. You can open carry in Philly as we found out when a guy did it last year. He was challenged by the police and he didn't back down. He turned out to be right.

I was going to get a set of six guns and start walking around like Wyatt Earp but I don't like guns. I'm getting a bastard sword instead.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:45 PM

13. Better do a lot of working out

A hand-and-a-half broadsword is a wee bit of weight to swing around.

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Response to riqster (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:50 PM

14. Yeah, I know.

 

I don't quite have the tank physique for it. I might have to go longsword and dirk or maybe dual sabers.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:44 PM

9. They say an adult's brain doesn't fully mature until age 26

This was just another juvenile stunt to shock people.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:53 PM

10. It is not an uncommon occurance in Portland, OR.

It says more about Portland than it does about the guys with the rifles.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:16 PM

12. Intimidation for the fun of it.

no more, no less.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:15 AM

15. Someone toss a firecracker behind them.

Just to educate em.

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