Picnicking and packing the heat
August 9, 2011 by Chris Dunn
A few days ago, I went to a picnic in the park. It wasn’t anything too unusual. All the fixings for burgers and hot dogs were set out on the pavilion tables. A few kids were running around while the adults chatted and swatted yellowjackets away as they waited for the charcoal to get hot enough.
The only reason I was at this picnic was this: Almost every adult had a handgun in plain sight.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. With his Colt 1991-A1 pistol in his holster, Matt Dubois of York Township grills burgers for those who attended the open-carry picnic on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Glen Rock Community Park in Shrewsbury Township. About a dozen individuals gathered for the picnic with their open-carry firearms.
All the adults said they support and respect open-carry laws, and all were members of a firearm owners association and participate in the organization’s online forum, which is how they decided to have an inaugural picnic so they could all meet each other. If the comments in Teresa’s article are any indication, there’ll probably be a few more such gatherings in the future.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. Elizabeth and James Parson of Windsor Township wait for more people to arrive at the open-carry picnic at Glen Rock Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in Windsor Township. The Parsons and about a dozen other people who showed up are all members of the Pennsylvania Firearms Owners Association and participate in the association's online discussion forum.