Skip to comments.Open Carry in Harkins Theater, August 29, 2012
Posted on 08/29/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT by marktwain
Today I open carried my Glock 17 into the Harkins Theater in Yuma Arizona to watch the 1:40 pm showing of 2016.
Nothing remarkable happened. Arizona is a constitutional carry state, and you do not need a permit for open or concealed carry.
However, when the temperature is 104 in the shade, and there is little shade to be had, open carry is quite a bit more comfortable than concealed carry.
I did not see any signs banning guns.
I regularly carry openly with the primary purpose of exercising my Constitutional rights, and the secondary purpose of defense of self and others.
No one blinked an eye. I did not see anyone give me a concerted stare or a cautious glance.
The theater was about a quarter full, not bad for a show mid day in the middle of the week. It seemed a typical crowd for the time. An Asian lady sat to my right, a man in a wheelchair to my left. Most of the crowd appeared to be mixed white/Hispanic, if such designation means much of anything anymore. In todays multiracial society, who cares, and what does it matter?
While no one was scared of my Glock, the movie was very scary.
Dinesh DSousa approached his theme in a scholarly yet visually stunning way. He used Barrack Obamas own words and the words of mentors and relatives to help us understand the Presidents past, his upbringing, and his world view. He showed special insight because his own history has much in common with President Obama's.
His analysis was devastating to the agenda being instituted by this administration. If the voting population of the United States saw this film, I doubt that Barrack Obama would carry a single states electoral votes.
The biggest reason many Arizonans don’t carry is simple: it’s too heavy, it’s too hot out, and the gun is made of metal.
I carry all the time at Harkins in the PHX area. It is concealed because it is easier in the theater seats.
I love to tell my California friends that if you want to carry a gun in your pocket in Arizona, you are required to have a pocket.
There used to be an old guy that sat outside the Barnes and Noble on 32nd street reading the news paper. He open carried a Colt revolver. I haven’t seen him there for over a year now. Just wondering what happened to him. He used to be out there every day.
You said he was an “old guy”. Hopefully he didn’t get slow on the draw as he got older, and then get called-out by the manager of Borders on 33rd street.
I saw this somewhere:
Age and treachery beat youth and talent.
I miss Arizona. I used to regularly carry my gun in my purse when I made the 1/2 hour trip to the grocery store. I got into a discussion with a couple of neighbors one day. I decided to carry more often since sometimes there was a nasty critter that needed to be shot. They clued me into the “wild” west.
Here’s a warm weather option. I wear mine everywhere.