The Yankee Marshal Calls For #carryeverywhere Except Committing A Felony. Unless You Really Want To.


By Robert Farago via The Truth About Guns

I apply a simple rule to bearing arms: if it’s not legal, I don’t do it. And if I did, I sure as hell wouldn’t A) tell anyone, or B) tell other people to do it. Despite the Yankee Marshall’s fancy footwork – “This is not a request to commit a crime. It’s a just a request to carry into places where it’s against the rules but not illegal” – he’s urging gun owners to break the law. I appreciate his passion, but our natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms does not trump property rights, which are the foundation of law itself. Don’t get me wrong . . .

if a gun owner wants to carry in contravention of the law as an act of civil disobedience, fine. Posting pictures of carry illegally with the hashtag #carryeverywhere probably qualifies as “a symbolic or ritualistic violation of the law, rather than a rejection of the system as a whole.” But is it effective?

The Yankee Marshall reckons non-gunny types will see photos of lawbreaking concealed carriers in gun-free-zones and conclude that there are “good guys” in “gun free zones” and “nothing happens” so “gun free zones” are stupid. Yeah, no. They’ll see “good guys” as “bad guys” breaking the law. My advice: boycott or respect GFZs, STFU if you don’t, work to eliminate them through the political process and keep your powder dry, culturally speaking. Your thoughts?

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

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  • Perry Flaugh

    I did want to point out a flaw in the argument above. “he’s urging gun owners to break the law” Yankee is NOT urging people to break the law. Yankee is, i believe, retired from some sort of service (military or police, not sure, he’s mentioned it in one or two of his videos) In some states, like Indiana, if a movie theater has a “no weapons” posting it is still legal to carry there. Now if you’re spotted, you may be asked to leave or take the firearm to your car or face being charged with trespassing. Bottom line, gun free signs do not carry the force of the law in a lot of states (unless its a state/government building, obviously).

  • Cisco

    One of the BIG things that will in the long run, go a long way in helping to get rid of ridiculous GFZ,s is this. Stop voting for left wing whacko liberals.

  • Chris

    He doesn’t tell anyone to break the law. He say to carry into places where it is against their rules which most of us do anyways. Unless sings hold law I’m carrying there regardless of what a sign says I can or can’t do. If they ask me to leave for carrying a firearm then that is fine because I don’t want to be some place that has those rules anyways. You took a quote directly from the video where he says not to do anything illegal then you go on to say he is urging people to do something illegal.

  • Chris Lee

    Here’s the deal, when the 99%’s, black lives matter, fight for wages, anti-gun folks are protesting, are they doing so legally? Did the go to the city, put in for a public display permit and then plan their protest using the proper legal channels? Sometimes, yes, but for the most part no! Yet their agenda, while wildly insane, is gaining traction. So to sit here and say that by shutting up and obeying the wishes of the anti-gun that we are going to further gun rights is an absolute joke.

    You can only make changes if you are the change you want to make. Also, Yankee is not telling anyone to break the law and he has never advocated you break the law. Yankee is in Washington, and much like Oregon, the “gun free” signs don’t hold much water. If we’re spotted and asked to leave, we should respect that wish and comply. If we don’t the worse we face is a trespassing charge. He also advocates you remain concealed other than your obvious selfie.

    The gun community, at least the political side of it, is perhaps the most two-faced group of folks I’ve ever come across. I love my God, guns and rock-n-roll, I carry every day, but the gun bashing by our own needs to stop. That’s what will destroy the gun rights movement, internal bickering and no leadership. Sounds a lot like the GOP… We need to quit condemning each other and bond together.

    Don’t believe me, go to a gun forum a major one like arfcom and look at the BS that goes on between people. Read a thread on IWB vs. OWB for concealment and see the lunacy of our community as people resort to name calling over HOW you want to carry your gun, completely bypassing the fact that we are ALL carrying guns and THAT’S what matters.

    Update: YM’s message to the community regarding this:

  • nunya biznatch

    Unfortunately people like COLLEGE STUDENTS are put into an especially difficult spot if they want to carry onto their “gun free zone” campuses because they could be trespassed from the very school that they are paying tons of money to attend. That’s far different than, say, a movie theater where they have no skin already in the game, short of perhaps a pre-paid movie ticket.

  • billc

    I have posted this idea before but with hilary pushing Australian gun confiscation and universal background checks…it is time to suggest it again…

    The best way to stop criminals from going to gun stores and gun shows and stopping them from getting guns from private sales……

    When they are convicted of their felony….put a no guns allowed tattoo on their shoulder.

    What does this do…

    One of the two ways criminals get guns is through straw purchasers….the one technique used is the felon goes into the gun store with the straw buyer and points out the gun he wants….

    The tattoo on the shoulder stops this cold. The gun store, the gun show, could have a policy of asking all customers to show their shoulders before they are allowed in the store………..

    Right now..there is no way to tell if the guy at the counter is a felon without running a background check.

    If you have a straw purchaser at the counter with a felon, you check their shoulders and if the one guy has a tattoo…you can ban both of them from your store….straw purchasing will then have to change……..

    Same with the private sale….if you want to stop felons from getting guns from private sales…this is the best way…any private seller can just check the shoulder of the buyer and tell immediately, without a universal background check, if the buyer can legally buy the gun….

    This tattoo on the shouldeer actually does what the anti gun extremists want….it keeps felons from buying guns in person…..

    And it does not target normal gun owners.

    In fact…you could do away with 95% of background checks… walk into a gun store, you ask to buy a gun, they look at your shoulder and if it is clean, you can walk out with the gun right then and there… background check is needed….

    If for some reason you already have a shoulder covered in tattoos…then you would have to go through the current background check system…..

    But for most people…no more background checks needed……

  • JohnH

    For the life of me I do not understand why people who want their right to arms recognized and expanded would give their hard earned cash to a proprietorship which puts “No Guns” signs on their doors and windows. Go in, explain that as a permitted carrier you have undergone extensive background checks, in some cases training, laid out cash for the license and the time necessary to comply with your states regulation of armed citizen carry. Statistically you are the least likely person to commit a crime with your firearm. More than a few times such conversations have resulted in the removal of the signs. If not, then boycott them, join a local (sometimes statewide carry group) and urge other members in the area to do the same. Many have a log list of gun unfriendly places, list them there. Go back and show the proprietor. Make them understand their choice; no carry, no pay. I’ll be damned if I’ll give my money to someone who will deny my freedom and not even know who I am. “No Guns” signs don’t say no guns, they say anyone with a gun is a criminal. Feel like a criminal? Stop acting like one. Want some respect as a gun owner? Give some respect, but do so in a way which at once, speaks for your freedom and respects your hard labor; but not one thin dime to those who do respect you as well.

  • Eb12

    Concealed means concealed.
    It is a 100% non issue where you choose to carry as long as you’re doing it right.