Saturday, August 9, 2014 Boom Island Park, NE Minneapolis, Shelter # C
800 Sibley St. NE, Minneapolis 55413 11a-3p (reserved from 9a for those who want to arrive early) Covered picnic shelter reserved (rain or shine). Plenty of on site parking (electronic pay box, $1/hr.)
>>>Attendees will have a chance to win a Taurus 738 TCP donated by Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop, or a 6-punch range pass valued at $120 donated by Target Sports MN Indoor Gun Range (enter for a chance to win at picnic only, terms and conditions apply, see link below for details), and we'll have other prizes and give-aways for adults and kids, also.
Large grill on site under the shelter (charcoal provided). Playground, river access, walking and bike paths, large open activity area. Restrooms on site. Bring your own meat or main dish (charcoal for grill will be provided). Bring a dish to share. i.e. chips, salad, dessert, appetizer, etc. Bring your own: Utensils, accessories & beverages (no alcohol please).
>>Open carry is welcomed, but not required. Long gun carry is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. Carry as you normally would while going about your daily activities. Know the law. You must have a valid permit to carry to have a firearm on your person. Minnesota has no requirement to conceal with a valid permit to carry. Be legal. Have your permit and ID on your person. (Be a good 2A representative. Last year we had media visit us at our picnic, and this location is very public, so there's a good chance we will be visited by law enforcement).
>>This is NOT a "rally" or "demonstration." It's simply friends and new friends meeting for social activity. Period.
SEEKING DONATIONS: A page member has generously offered to cover the cost of the picnic shelter, so we are accepting donations to reimburse that person and to help cover the other expenses for charcoal and give-aways, etc. We're also seeking donations of door prizes from local businesses, trainers, etc. If you're in the firearms business, get creative and offer to donate something. You'll get plenty of free PR for your donation. Thanks.