Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby AlanM » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:06 am

Here's a picture of Jeff from a year or two ago when he was in Indianna.
He's lost some weight and looks thinner than I remember him being when I last saw him. (probably the 2010 PITP).
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Just Google "jeff smith ohio concealed carry" and click "images".
Note: Googling "BB62" won't get you pictures of Jeff. But they ARE awe inspiring, none the less. 8)
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:28 am

AlanM wrote:...He's lost some weight and looks thinner than I remember him being when I last saw him...


He's been doing a LOT of walking.
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby Lthrnck » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:54 pm

And most of the time, it's a Yellow shirt... those of us who have know Jeff for awhile used to call him "Big Bird"... he's a stand up guy... and when he stands up... you all will know it.. :)
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby BB62 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:20 am

AlanM wrote:Here's a picture of Jeff from a year or two ago when he was in Indianna.
He's lost some weight and looks thinner than I remember him being when I last saw him. (probably the 2010 PITP).
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Just Google "jeff smith ohio concealed carry" and click "images".
Note: Googling "BB62" won't get you pictures of Jeff. But they ARE awe inspiring, none the less. 8)

I wish you were still here Alan, but I understand why you're not. I'm struggling mightily not to eat sweets, and having a small amount of success.

The picture you posted was the Walk in St. Louis, MO: https://www.facebook.com/events/690379891057306/

Better to Google "Jeffry Smith" . :wink:

I'm actually a dwarf. Here's a digitally altered :wink: picture of me and Office Horine of the BGSU PD:

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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby BB62 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:35 am

Werz wrote:...And if I take up my wife's offer to take her car (mine has a dangling muffler that can't be fixed until Monday), there will be video of this one, too.

Here's hoping that you do!
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:50 am

I'm majorly bummed about not going to the BGSU walk, but life got in the way.

I was really looking forward to showing off my new pistol, too.

Heck, I even made a custom holster for it:

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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby Javelin Man » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:13 am

That would've made the news!!

Excellent news coverage from the tv stations that I saw! Very encouraging on all fronts, Jeffry was interviewed and gave a nice short diatribe. His cowboy hat was very visible in every camera shot. The commentators from tv gave just the facts and the interviews they aired were all positive.

Way to go, guy & gals! :) I enjoyed the open carry in Northwood many years ago and lunch at Big Boys afterward, I'm sure this was a great experience as well.
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby Brian D. » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:49 am

Yep, it appears that BB62 had yet another successful, problem free walk. Wish I'd have been able to go yesterday, but nothing short of disaster will keep me from attending the one at Miami University/Oxford.
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby WestonDon » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:45 am

It was a beautiful day for a walk. Positive comments from most observers and passersby. I really enjoyed meeting BB62 and the other participants.
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby BB62 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:21 pm

WestonDon wrote:It was a beautiful day for a walk. Positive comments from most observers and passersby. I really enjoyed meeting BB62 and the other participants.

As did I enjoy meeting you and others - especially the "first timers".

Thanks again for coming!

My wife has kept me chained to the plow today, and I've got to get some rest. I'll try and post tomorrow.
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby BB62 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:23 pm

Another fantastic Walk video by Werz!

https://youtu.be/fm9LfgsyefM
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby OldManTod » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:30 pm

The most offensive thing is the video is that Pittsbwurgh Squeelers shirt.... well that and the music...
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby XDSC9G30 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:04 pm

This was my first walk for this sort of thing. I have a few things to comment on, positive and constructive.

First, most people were very friendly. The kid playing ball with his father, the couple with the well behaved dog etc were great. Jeff, you were a very busy man and tried your best to introduce yourself to everyone, my girlfriend and I stayed back because I like to observe so you missed us. This wasn't for a lack of effort, I could tell you were trying and started towards us when channel 11/36 showed up. This is great, I sincerely applaud that effort. To me it showed you certainly weren't here just for the cameras, you actually want to meet everyone that shows up. I intentionally stay back in new situations as I stated. We are visible in some shots of this walk and visibly distant from the crowds.

The constructive aspect is as follows.

Please start on time. This walk started nearly 30 minutes late, people on a schedule may schedule only so much time for a walk that is expected to start at the specified time. I understand media showed up late and others did as well. Maybe I just see punctuality as too major of an event.

The other item I had issues with was one of the gentleman in the photos that kept antagonizing the protesters he did this for at least 20 minutes that I observed. I am all for reasonable conversation but when the other participants do not want to strike up conversations then please let them be, especially during walks like this. I actually had to step in and let this gentleman know that he was making the rest of us look bad by his constant badgering of the protester carrying the "Remember Trayvon" sign. Thankfully it was a very quiet conversation and he abruptly stopped after I informed him he was making everyone else at the walk look bad.

Just a few notes, sorry if it is long or unwanted feedback.
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby Brian D. » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:15 pm

I'm sure Jeff/BB62 will appreciate your observations, XDSC9G30. The purpose of these walks is to educate, not antagonize. But sometimes the opposition makes even the most cordial of us bite through our tongues in order to remain friendly.
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Re: Open carry walk BGSU - 4/16

Postby AlanM » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:23 am

Here's an article about the walk this last weekend with a video of Jeff.

Firearms advocates hold open-carry walk on BGSU campus, downtown

The text is short and to the point so I won't quote it. It does have a nice mention of the next walk at Miami University on 4/30/16.


The video is also on YouTube here

I have an amusing image in my mind of the cameraman either elevated or holding his camera over his head to get that head and shoulders shot of Jeff level. :twisted:

On a personal note, since I've lost over 90 pounds myself (down from ~319) I look a lot like Jeff's smaller brother now.
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