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Reported by the Fresno Bee:

Minn. group picks up road trash while packing heat

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Motorists in Mendota Heights might have seen a group of residents picking up trash while packing heat this weekend. About a dozen people spent nearly three hours picking up litter Sunday along a 2-mile stretch of highway. All legally carried guns on their hips. It was the inaugural trash cleanup event for the group that calls itself the Minnesota Carry Permit Holders.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said the group is legal, and it appreciates their efforts to keep the roadside clean.

The group members met online and decided to get together and do something good for the community.

One member is Jason Walberg, who collected trash with a semiautomatic handgun on his belt. He jokes their adopted highway is the safest stretch of road in the state.
Minn. group picks up road trash while packing heat - Odd News - Fresnobee.com
 

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You can CC and pick up trash. HAHA
If only that had the same effect lol.


I know in WI there have been several OC Highway clean-ups. All of them have made local news (not for me I live too far away or I would have been there, but I was able to watch them on YouTube). It's a good way to get out and show people that carrying a gun does not make you a bad guy.
 

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Now that is some proactive open carriers right there! Good for them! And by association, all of us as well.

Maybe we should all do more of this type of thing.
 

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yeah ive been watching the youtube.com/ridleyreport for a while they do this quite often even in protest to things unrelated to guns ie a woman open carrying more than her gun lmao
 

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A great highway clean-up effort that probably will NOT go unnoticed.:rolleyes:
 

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One of the participants in the Minnesota event was interviewed on NRA's "Cam & Company". To view it:


  • Go to NRA
  • At the top of the screen, click on “Program Archive”
  • On the top right, click on the “October 27” tab
  • Scroll down and click on the “Jason Walberg” story
 

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One of the participants in the Minnesota event was interviewed on NRA's "Cam & Company". To view it:


  • Go to NRA
  • At the top of the screen, click on “Program Archive”
  • On the top right, click on the “October 27” tab
  • Scroll down and click on the “Jason Walberg” story
To be fair, it wasn't an Open Carry event. It was too cold for that.

The interview is at 1:42, or the podcast is available at http://mncarrypermitholders.com
 

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Hmm... we can open carry rifles and shotguns in Texas, right? Perhaps we should strap some AR's to our backs and pick up trash... that'd be noticeable, right?
 

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To be fair, it wasn't an Open Carry event. It was too cold for that.

The interview is at 1:42, or the podcast is available at Minnesota Carry Permit Holders
The article in the Rochester Post-Bulletin quotes an interview of someone who was open carrying at the cleanup...was that inaccurate?
 

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Excellent.

Invariably, though, there will be those who will make their views known as to how undeserving the group is, and how insulting the assignment of that stretch of roadway to such a group as theirs, blah blah blah. There were even such statements of worry and fear-mongering from some in the media.

The "Cam & Co." video on the NRA site was nicely done. Telling the truth, simply. I've seen a number of interviews done by Cam, previously. He's not so in-your-face as some, but he goes right for the jugular with simple, clear questions. As for the Minnesota OC group, it's nice to see a good group doing a publicly-visible community service like that. Good idea. The Adopt-A-Highway thing is something that CC and OC groups in every state can do.

Kudos, MN OC! :bier:
 

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The article in the Rochester Post-Bulletin quotes an interview of someone who was open carrying at the cleanup...was that inaccurate?
The article said there was a gun clipped to his belt. It wasn't actually OC'ed.

Nor was this a Minnesota OC group. Some members of the group that assembled for this cleanup are very pro-OC and others are well I'm not sure, but at least more prone to concealing.

As princewally said, it was cooler. Had it been warmer, some of us might have been OC'ing. It was cool that we were able to get the coverage we did without anybody OC'ing though. We looked pretty "ordinary" that day.
 

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The article said there was a gun clipped to his belt. It wasn't actually OC'ed.

Nor was this a Minnesota OC group. Some members of the group that assembled for this cleanup are very pro-OC and others are well I'm not sure, but at least more prone to concealing.

As princewally said, it was cooler. Had it been warmer, some of us might have been OC'ing. It was cool that we were able to get the coverage we did without anybody OC'ing though. We looked pretty "ordinary" that day.
The article was a bit misleading then, since if the reporter knew there "was a gun clipped to his belt" that sure sounded OC to me!

Great event whatever the carry status of the working volunteers!
 
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