Skip to comments.Unconcealed gun causes stir in Prosser restaurant(WA)
Posted on 02/22/2010 6:35:44 AM PST by marktwain
COVINGTON -- Duncan Dohmen wants people to notice the pistol he carries.
He isn't a police officer and tells people that when he's asked. He likes these chances to educate people about a right afforded them 219 years ago -- a right he fears could be stripped.
"Rights not exercised are rights lost," said the 68-year-old resident of Covington in King County. "... I was walking around for 18 years with a pistol secretly concealed and it alarmed nobody. Then I realized that (openly) carrying a pistol might cause questions."
So for the past two years Dohmen has openly worn his Smith & Wesson 1911 model .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol. He's an active member of the Open Carry movement and takes any chance he gets to talk about the right to bear arms under both the U.S. and Washington constitutions.
(Excerpt) Read more at tri-cityherald.com ...
Nice little poll there to FReep.....
Honestly, if a person walks into a store I’m in with a holstered pistol, I feel safer.
Open carry should not bother anyone, in my opinion. It’s the ugly dudes lurking in the shadows that should be of concern.
“Open carry is as much about educating the public and restoring the Constitution as it is about self defense.”
Wasn’t that the idea when that guy showed up at a Tea Party gathering with an “assault weapon”?
The ignorant pussies in the elite media wet themselves completely through, at the open display of a Constitutional right.
I was with my lib-in-law in a store out in the middle of Ks when she nervously pointed out a man with a revolver strapped on.
I said, well, at least we don’t have to worry about the store being robbed while we’re here.
(Honestly, if the guy with the revolver were intent on something nefarious, he would have hidden the gun until the opportune moment.)
I like both open and concealed carry. It keeps the scumbags guessin.
He needs to start with himself, but I applaud his efforts.
The Open carrier was at fault for not buying a $20 tape recorder. Hell an Ipod can do that for you these days!
“...unlawful carrying or displaying of a firearm “in a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another or that warrants alarm for the safety of other persons.””
What a vague, BS law. Totally subjective as it is based on feelings, not facts.
The only reason this guy is being charged is because he was hauled out of his car at gunpoint and cuffed.
Nice to know that not everyone in King County is an anti-gun weenie.
Sounds to me like that manager in the McD’s in Prosser certain IS.
My sister resides in Benton County. Both she and he hubby have guns, although I don’t know if either of them have a CCW. I’ll have to email her and ask.
The open carrier in this case carried a 1911 pistol.
Yeah, plus many of them are really nice to talk to. Especially when you ask what they're carrying.
BS! So everyone who OC’s needs to carry a tape recorder too?
Why not just have them carry a medical kit in case someone is hurt?
Yeah, why I brought it up. This is the first time I have seen an OC being an issue with a 1911 and honestly believe it is in the minority.
He needs to start with himself, but I applaud his efforts.”
As this was not a quote, I suspect that it is the reporter, not the open carrier, who needs the education.
Exactly. The presence of a holstered weapon makes everyone in the room more polite and respectful.
And when you said that what did your Lib-In-Law say?
Instead of a 1911 why not go full bore and strap on a .50 caliber Desert Eagle?
Of course, being a lib, when faced with logic, she didn’t have an answer.
It’s always been really frustrating when she brings up some easily refuted opinion on an issue. You can logically walk her through from her opinion/position to a conclusion she doesn’t agree with, then she’ll say she didn’t have that opinion to start with.
We’ve given up. Not much real thinking going on there.
Poll to FReep at source.
The lie below is the reason he was arrested felony style. It never occurred to the shaved apes that if he was waiting there for them, he probably isn't doing anything wrong. Yes, based on emotion, not facts. Seeing the quote below, I'd like to see a picture of the managaer---just sayin!
According to police reports, the McDonald's manager said that when she asked Dohmen to leave because of his gun, he tapped the holstered pistol and told her, "Bring it bitch."
It’s good that folks like him are around to exercise their rights. If you don’t exercise them, they’ll be gone. I wish Florida had an open carry law. It would be nice to not have to dress around my pistol. I would also like to carry my Springfield XDM, but it’s too big to conceal easily.
She’s remarkably imune to logic.
Don't ask - Don't tell.
I would also like to carry my Springfield XDM, but its too big to conceal easily.Dress around my pistol,,, so many have said that.
The fact that some states do not have open carry has helped to make for a shortage of .380 ammo and several new models of semi-auto .380s on the market now.
A .380 is not the perfect self defense firearm, but it is better than a 1911 or a 44 mag that is left at home in the gun safe.
Open Carry should not be infringed.
Glocks are very, very ugly guns, IMO. I love guns, in part, because many are works of art. The 1911 is a classic design and still looks good after all these years!
But the police did not come for 48 minutes. By that time, Zimmerman was dead. Her fiance found her body.
Wow, when seconds count the police are only 48 minutes away. Very sad story.
Good point, thanks for that.
The Brittany Zimmerman story should hit anyone between the eyes.
If it does not, she is indeed beyond help.
Indeed. People assume the police are only 2 to 3 minutes away. But you might be surprised at how many of these long-term (10 minutes of more) happen each year.
48 minutes was indeed an outlier, but even if this happens “only” once every 2 years, God help the people relying on 911.
I do not understand the love people have for Glocks, when they could have bought a 1911. Glocks work and are very reliable.....but they are also ugly as hell.....even to Glock fans I have talked to. Personally, I like to take some pride in what I have on my hip.
I’m withholding judgement here. I know the McDonalds owner and Prosser is a very conservative area. The restaurant and shift managers are just about always reasonable people in the franchise. just waiting to hear more.
Even that can be an eternity, and even more than enough time to be killed or seriously injured.
The right to self defense is inherent, too bad there are so many restricions on the tools to exercise it in this Country.
Something like 22,000 laws en total. And from all of thethugs who have guns, looks like they are working/sarc
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You used to have to show your gun, but people wanted to be able to keep a gun in purse or glove compartment, so when they passed the law that you can conceal a gun, they somehow lost the right to show your gun. You used to see pick up trucks with rifle in back window clearly visible.
Causes a stir, eh? What did the other customers do? Did they go running to management, saying, “Mommy, Mommy, please get rid of that awful man with that big handgun?”
No, that was when the police showed up! *sarcasm off*
Yep, when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.
She's probably back in her double-wide or project apartment thinking, "Yeah, I taught that sumbitch a lesson, didn't I?"
Lots of inside information that was not in the article.
That’s because a majority of liberalism is a genetic defect. There’s something missing. When a conservative engages a liberal in a debate, we are speaking a language they can not understand, talking about concepts that they can not grasp. That’s why I don’t waste my time talking to liberals anymore.