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2nd Open Holster Day Rally - Baltimore, MD
« on: October 10, 2009, 12:27:38 pm »
MARYLAND SHALL ISSUE

- ANNOUNCES THE -

2nd OPEN HOLSTER DAY RALLY

November 7th, 2009

10 AM to 5 PM

At Baltimore Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Square

Purpose: To have a large, completely peaceful and unarmed gathering of supporters of “Shall Issue” laws in Maryland. We will be wearing empty holsters in protest of the current “Discretionary Issue” system that sees Handgun Carry Permits issued only to those politically connected or dealing in extraordinarily large amounts of physical cash, or the occasional person who can meet the high burden of proof needed to receive one for self defense.

How to Participate: The intent is to have a nice day with the family and friends at the Inner Harbor, shopping, eating and sight seeing while wearing, in plain sight, an empty holster. You will know others participating in the protest by their open holsters. Stop by the Open Holster Day Rally information booth at McKeldin Square, located at the intersection of Light and Pratt Streets, introduce yourself and make new friends.

Basic Safety Rules: All holsters must remain empty at all times. Do not put toy guns, training guns or the like in your holster. We want to emphasize the emptiness of the holsters and our lack of protection. The holster will simply be a fashion accessory, symbolizing our vulnerability to criminals.

Long Term: The plan is to build on each Open Holster Day Rally, gathering more protesters to join us in January, during the Legislative session, to take the protest to the next “Shall Issue" bill hearing. Join us, make friends and help the movement to get Shall Issue Conceal Carry in Maryland.

We are building off of our Annapolis event back on August 1st!

For updates go to http://www.marylandshallissue.org/

PLAN TO JOIN US AND BRING YOUR FAMILY!
"Honor those who paved the way for you."

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Re: 2nd Open Holster Day Rally - Baltimore, MD
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 07:27:28 pm »
I got a call from Governor O'Malley's office.  Unfortunately he has prior engagements and will be unable to attend.    ::)

Come on out and help make a statement in Maryland.  The Gun Community needs to pull together!

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Re: 2nd Open Holster Day Rally - Baltimore, MD
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 06:52:05 pm »
We encourage our brothern from our neighboring states, that can exercise their 2nd Amendment Rights, to come join us down at the Harbor.

We only have about two weeks to get prepared.... come on out!

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Re: 2nd Open Holster Day Rally - Baltimore, MD
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009, 11:28:47 am »
7 Day forecast for next Saturday, November 7th 2009, is for Low 60's with 30% chance of rain. 

Not bad for November. 

I am looking forward to meeting everyone.  Stop by the MSI Open Holster Rally Booth and introduce yourself!

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Re: 2nd Open Holster Day Rally - Baltimore, MD
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009, 07:31:18 pm »
Saturday is looking better!

Latest information can be found here: http://www.marylandshallissue.org/index.php?categoryid=38

Come on ouit an join us.

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Re: 2nd Open Holster Day Rally - Baltimore, MD
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2009, 11:12:21 pm »
See you tomorrow!

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Re: 2nd Open Holster Day Rally - Baltimore, MD
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2009, 09:26:11 am »
We had a successful day.  We did not have the turnout I had hoped for, but more then 30 people joined us to hand out brochures and talk with people around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  There were many tourists from out of town, more then a few offering us encouragement and support.  We talked to some Anti’s and got them to think a little.  Made a few new friends and talked with some old.  Rep. Todd Schuler of the 8th District came out and talked with us.  We thank him for his support. 

All in all a good day, no one was harassed for their openly displayed holsters, the Police waved at us, the town folk did not tar and feather us,  we got the word out and came home knowing we made some difference.  You can find pictures over at the Maryland Shooters Forum at the end of the Event thread (http://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=25427)

Thanks to all that helped spread the word and to those who joined us.  We have a long way to go, but the first baby steps have been taken.  The next target is back to Annapolis in January or February.  The Maryland General Assembly starts their 2010 session on January 13th.  We have our message and we will be taking it to them.  Follow along with us and get the latest information at,

http://www.marylandshallissue.org/

Thanks again for your support!

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Re: 2nd Open Holster Day Rally - Baltimore, MD
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010, 08:56:12 am »
#5 is it? Coming up on January 17, 2011 on Lawyers Mall in Annapolis.

Taking it right to the General Assembly's doorstep again.  ;D