mqondo wrote:UtahJarhead wrote:Dustin WJ wrote:"I'm grateful that you carry a gun here for protection."
And THIS is why we're winning!
I'm betting it's the high five!
I certainly hope you ask this woman to come with you for the meeting. She would be a great asset in this instance. maybe call her and ask if she will be wiling to meet there with you and share her feelings about this. More than one person with an appropriate level of intelligence and knowledge, as well as positive influence and concern for safety in the right way may go a long way to eliminating the bias presented by someone who fears inanimate objects. For heavens sake--look out for that bat! There are so many items everywhere around us, including feet, knees, hands and elbows which could kill or maim as easily, or even more quickly than someone legally carrying a defensive weapon to defend self and family.
Stick to your guns, open carry at the meeting and do not allow them to force you to conceal during the meeting. Be astute, direct and friendly in your responses. If you have time print off a couple copies from this site of the applicable laws concerning carrying a weapon and share them with those in attendance, explain what ever you may be able to. Be calm, collected and adamant that your rights, as well as the rights of your son to be able to protect yourselves will not be negotiated or abused. Good on you for going the extra mile and being willing to do this. I wish you well and do hope to hear the outcome.