Below are a few activities conducted by both MOC, Inc. members and non-members alike in regards to informing the general public and Law Enforcement Agencies about open carry. MOC, Inc. was formed in March of 2009 and its By-Laws approved in May, 2009. The Non-profit organizations goals and methods are as follows. MOC, Inc. Activities to December 11th, 2009.
The activities below have been accomplished by MOC, Inc. members and non-members alike in just a few short months. As with all organizations most of the work is accomplished by a few hard working and dedicated individuals and MOC, Inc. would like to thank all those that have helped us meet many of our goals and objectives. At each of the activities below open carry was discussed and information disseminated to the public as well as LEOs and Law makers. I will say that MOC and others have done a great deal in informing both the public and LEOs about the legality of open carry. MOC, Inc. Corporate Accomplishments: Created by-laws. Formed a website. Formed Board MOC, Inc. Public Relations and Charitable activities: Attended and help sponsor a charity for leader Dogs. Conducted 2 Litter pick-ups. Conducted 2 Food Drives for food banks. Conducted a clothes drive Adopted a family for Christmas (Jackson area)
State Capitol: OC talk to State legislators. Spoke in Rotunda about open carry and the Second Amendment March. Contacted Senators Cropsey and McManus and Representatives Sheltrown and Opsommer about Open Carry Issues. President spoke before a Michigan Senate Committee on abolishing all “gun free zones”. Other Talks: Oakland County Sportsman’s Club. Fowlerville: In God We Trust MC New Caledonia Sportsman’s Club-Freedom Shoot. Traverse City-Sunset Park Tawas-Freedom Fest. OC table manned for a week. Jackson Gun Club
Print: To read many of these articles see http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum30/14938.html Articles on OC in over 26 newspapers including but not limited to the: Detroit Free Press Oakland Press Lansing State Journal Flint Journal Macomb Daily Ann Arbor Chronicle Jackson Citizen Patriot Kalamazoo Gazette Traverse City Record Eagle President interviewed by Handguns Magazine about OC in Michigan. (Tentative issue February 2010) Radio: Duran Martinez’s AM Outdoors (Syndicated throughout the State of Michigan. WMJZ-Michigan Outdoor Adventures With Jim Miller. (interviewed twice) WTCM 580 AM: The Norm Jones Show (interviewed twice). Saturday Afternoon Shootout: Brian Jeffs, President MOC, Inc. and Jerry Brewer Sgt at Arms MOC, Inc.-Hosts. A Bi monthly internet talk show about gun rights and personal freedoms. TV: Traverse City-local station. Public gatherings to promote OC. Since December 2007 there have been over 65 events throughout the state to spread the word about OC. To see a list and read about many of these events see http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum30/15478.html Some of the larger events were: State Capitol Lobby (1 day) Jay’s Sporting Goods (Clare) Lobby (2 days.) Tawas-Freedom Fest (7 days) Bath Day’s Festival (2days) Mud Bog-Morrice (1 day) Coloma Rod and Gun Club Information booth (3 days.) Coloma Peach Fest Albion Festival of the Forks Law Enforcement Agencies: Send OC packet to all 83 County Sheriffs. Contacted the MML’s LEAF about OC. See newsletter on OC here http://www.mml.org/insurance/shared/publications/leaf_newsletter/2009_04... Contacted several local PD’s of which a few are listed below. Meridian Township Bath Township Detroit PD Warren PD Lansing PD East Lansing PD South Haven PD Traverse City PD Redford PD Grand Rapids PD Portage PD Kalamazoo PD Jackson PD St Helen Tawas PD Flint PD Burton PD Battle Creek PD Houghton and Hancock PDs Frankenmuth PD Westland PD Canton PD Metro Parks PD Owosso PD Corunna PD Oxford PD Wyandotte PD Morrice PD Coloma PD Alpena PD Contacted several municipalities about their unlawful firearm bans. Succeeded in having several change their ordinances.
Fundraising: 2-MOC, Inc. Shooting competition 2-MOC, Inc. and SAM CPL class Discussed OC and MOC, Inc. with several attorneys. Working on retaining a corporate attorney. Have assisted members and non-members who have negative interactions with LEOs in regards to lawful OC. 51 Businesses in 20 counties have posted a MOC “Carry Welcome” sticker on their doors. MOC, Inc. Purchased: 3000 OC brochures. 5 MOC Banners for events. 5 Safety first Banners for events. Display Table and table skirt MOC Coffee mugs and key rings (Memberships and fundraising) “Guns Save Lives” Buttons. Businesses Contacted: Have contacted many corporate business to determine their firearm policies. Convinced Save-A-Lot of Michigan to change their policy to allow CC and OC. Pro-OC companies: Barnes and Noble Walmart Cabelas Toys-R-Us Lowes Home Depot Best Buy Bob Evans Bass Pro Shop