Tactical Trash Pickup Loadout For The Suburbs

Charlotte, NC home of armed trash pickup by 19 year old operator John Schultz:

Full Story – WCNC

Rifle, bulletproof vest, extra magazines, zip ties, desert camouflage pants, and a knife.  Those look like fairly nice houses in the background… mean streets of the suburbs though require such a tactical loadout for trash pickup no doubt. Someone better not spit gum on the sidewalk within this guy’s field of view or they might get a rifle shoved in their face.

Alright, what’s this guys ARFCOM or /k/ username? Does he read ENDO?

Tactical-Trash-Pickup-LoadoutSeems unnecessary but if he’s within the law doing it then good for him I guess? I can’t help but think that this kid is going to get himself into some shit sometime when someone decides to punk him by taunting him to use his rifle, or else sneaking up on him from behind and taking it from him just to prove a point.  I’m just throwing a couple scenarios out there which I doubt he’s prepared for…


Hat tip: Jay



Jake April 29, 2013 at 12:25 am

jeez. seems like a kid who’s played wayyy too much Call of Duty.

FlutterFoxe April 29, 2013 at 03:14 pm

No, It doesn’t.

He is carrying an Enfield, not some plastic buttpul crap.

Taylor TX April 29, 2013 at 07:18 pm

Nothing wrong with the products Magpul makes. The internet hype, mall ninjaism, costa shark jumping and training videos are something entirely seperate.

cc19 April 29, 2013 at 12:36 am


Poppy April 29, 2013 at 12:44 am

So basically, this guy dresses up as a mass shooter and then walks around residential areas?

This totally will end well.

ENDO-Mike April 29, 2013 at 08:51 am

LOL awesome

AAFES Hot Dog Guy April 29, 2013 at 10:33 am

Since when has a mass shooter in the past 20 years used a bolt-action rifle of any type?

Poppy April 29, 2013 at 01:13 pm

Besides that, the guy is decked out in body armor, armed with a knife and carrying around several AR-15 magazines.

If I saw this guy walking around my neighborhood I wouldn’t think “there goes a concerned citizen exercising his 2nd Amendment rights” I would think “OH SHIT WE GOT AN AURORA COLORADO COPYCAT OVER HERE!”

Frank April 29, 2013 at 02:03 pm

Poppy have you even bought a firearm yet? Or are you like the black lady in the video where no one other than the police and military should carry openly?

For you to think like you would “Aurora Colorado” just shows how indoctrinated you are by the MSM.

Poppy April 29, 2013 at 06:43 pm


Let me put this another way, if I put a picture of this guy next to picture of a famous mass shooter, and you knew nothing about either one, and I told you to pick which one was a mass shooter and which one wasn’t, could you? Probably not.

We aren’t talking about a guy OCing with a rifle slung over his shoulder or a guy with a holster visibly on his hip. I’m fine with both of those things. We’re talking about a dude who’s dressed exactly like someone who’s about to murder a metric fuckton of people. So if I saw him walking down the street and towards my house, knowing what I know about mass shooters, I’d probably call the cops or grab my shotgun. Which I own.

Frank April 29, 2013 at 07:21 pm

Grab your shotgun* ?
Knowing what you know?
What a joke. You know jack about mass shooters? Most mass shooters have been introverts. If you trust MSM, Newtown, VT, etc those guys were “shy” antisocial people.

I AM talking about a guy who is OC’ing. You’re talking about a guy who you can’t prove is a mass shooter, and because he looks like a mass shooter he might as well be one. That’s like saying penis owners are rapists.

Schultz seems like an extrovert hell-bent on removing garbage and taking personal responsibility for himself.

How many active shooters wear bulletproof vests? SHOW ME the data. Seriously. Can you cite at least 3 examples?

Who are you to decide what he carries or what he wears and when? This isn’t Saudi Arabia. I suppose in your mind women belong in the kitchen?

*Did you buy that shotgun or was it a gift? Don’t tell me your financial aid was spent on beer and BF4 pre-order.

On a lighter note, if you’re still studying in engineering, leave the social sciences for those with the JDs, MAs & BAs.

On an even lighter note. If you find yourself down in my state. I’ll buy you a pitcher of beer so we can bitch about this shit in person.

Steven April 30, 2013 at 01:17 am

Great reply. I was thinking this kid has some kick ass parents!

Manfred May 2, 2013 at 12:24 am

First three mass shooters to pop up searching for body armor wearers-
Jiverly Wong, Binghamton, 2009
Scott Evans Dekraai, Seal Beach, 2011
and of course, James Holmes, Aurora, 2012

Manfred May 2, 2013 at 12:27 am

not to memorialize the souless bastards’ names….

FlutterFoxe April 29, 2013 at 03:16 pm

He is carrying what look like enfield mags. Why would he carry AR mags…

FlutterFoxe April 29, 2013 at 03:14 pm


Anonymous April 29, 2013 at 01:41 am

Somebody doesn’t understand how 4chan works

Anonymous April 29, 2013 at 01:44 am

Because there’s no such thing as Tripcodes, right?

Anon April 29, 2013 at 02:30 am

Only massive faggots (and like 3 cool guys) use trips. But, this guy might be one of those massive faggots.

ENDO-Mike April 29, 2013 at 08:20 am

That was my natural assumption.

AAFES Hot Dog Guy April 29, 2013 at 10:33 am
Jwhite April 29, 2013 at 03:00 pm

and XxgungirlxX or whatever her brand bumping nonsense name was.

LonelyLittleFox April 30, 2013 at 10:06 am

It was just gungirl, hon =d

anonymous April 29, 2013 at 01:54 am

This dude is one hardcore mofo.

Y’all jelly.

Jeep April 29, 2013 at 03:23 am

What’s his rifle brand/model anyway?

It doesn’t seem like a US issued rifle from this period, nor a German one.
Can anyone help?

Poppy April 29, 2013 at 03:24 am

And why is he carrying what appear to be Ar-15 magazines when he’s toting a bolt-action rifle!?

Jake April 29, 2013 at 04:30 am

I noticed that as well… they are definitely AR-15 magazines.. Like I said. Way, way, way too many video games.

denver chris April 29, 2013 at 07:02 am

I’m not so sure…those definitely look way too big to be 5.56 to me


they look too short to be 30-06 to me. I also dunno if he just unloaded it for the news crew, but if he carries it around unloaded, what’s the point? maybe i’m just missing it, or maybe he’s just doing it for the sake of doing it…

shockfish08 April 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

His Lee Enfield could be one of the later 7.62×51 DMR rifles the UK produced before they went full FAL.

anon April 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm

The cartridges looked rimed to me, and the action looks like a lee enfield so I’m guessing its .303. still too many video games. needs something belt fed at the bare minimum.

Long Range April 30, 2013 at 08:44 am

The magazines in the pouch under his arm (0:49) certainly appear to be AR mags. But the loaded mag that they show (0:50) is definitely a Lee Enfield mag… I recognize those lips ANYWHERE…

Bubba April 29, 2013 at 04:32 am

The rifle appears to be a sporterized M1917 Enfield.
It should be a .30-06, so I have no idea why he carries AR mags, maybe he’s just a little….slow

Adam April 29, 2013 at 05:26 am

Its a sporterized Enfield. The buttstock socket is the giveaway.
I’ll agree though that those two mags they show are AR-15 mags, but then the cartridges they show look like .303 british.
This kid seems more than a little confused…

Thievin Stealburg April 29, 2013 at 08:52 am

Maybe the chest rig doubles for his AR as well? Maybe he only takes his bolt gun on walks because he knows his AR is a hot subject right now and would bring even more unnecessary attention. I applaud the kid for to be of service to his community, but if I was a bad guy looking to do harm in his cul de sac, I would be trying to take out the 19 year old kid with a 30-06 bolt gun and body armor first. Hasn’t this kid hear of the, “grey man” theory? (Partial Troll)

AAFES Hot Dog Guy April 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

The weapon itself can be a good deterrent. Do you really think your average crook is out to be an active shooter?

sfgsh April 29, 2013 at 06:35 pm

He probably left his AR-15 at home and brought the enfield so he didn’t get a swat team called on himself.

Regulus April 29, 2013 at 04:58 am

This guy needs a girlfriend. I don’t really know what to say about this guy. Wtf. I hope some gangbangers roll up on him and take him to a strip club. He needs to quite listening to Alex jones and go get laid. Hell pay for it. Just get a new hobby

Jeep April 29, 2013 at 06:04 am

OK, thanks for the confirmation of the M1917 tip, this is what I thought from the front sight (quite specific), but I really wasn’t sure…
What kind of guy got a M1917 issued during ww2. I knew about some M1903 for grenade launching, sniper, reliability of bolt action over clip-fed, but M1917?

Bubba April 29, 2013 at 06:30 am

“At the time of the American entry in to World War II, the U.S. Army was still issuing the M1917 to Chemical Mortarmen. Perhaps due to M1 Garand shortages at the start of the war, the M1917 was also issued to artillerymen early in the war and both mortarmen and artillerymen carried the M1917 in North Africa. Lieutenant Colonel Charles E. Peterson (USAR, retired; 1920–2005), a Major in the 101st Airborne in the Normandy action, reported seeing some M1917 rifles issued to rear-echelon US troops in France during World War II. Other M1917 rifles were issued to the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary. After the fall of the Philippines, M1917 rifles were used by Japanese police forces as well as by U.S. and Filipino soldiers with the local guerrillas before the liberation of the Philippines.

Before and during World War II, stored rifles were reconditioned for use as reserve, training and Lend-Lease weapons; these rifles are identified by having refinished metal (sandblasted and Parkerized) and sometimes replacement wood (often birch). Many were bought by the United Kingdom through the British Purchasing Commission for use by the Home Guard; 615,000 arrived in Britain in the summer of 1940, followed by a further 119,000 in 1941.[8] These were prominently marked with a red paint stripe around the stock to avoid confusion with the earlier P14 that used the British .303 round. Others were supplied to the Nationalist Chinese forces, to indigenous forces in the China-Burma-India theatre, to Filipino soldiers under the Philippine Army and Constabulary units and the local guerrilla forces and to the Free French Army, which can occasionally be seen in wartime photographs. The M1917 was also issued to the Local Defence Force of the Irish Army during World War II, these were part-time soldiers akin to the British Home Guard. In an ironic reversal of names, in Irish service the M1917 was often referred to as the “Springfield”; presumably since an “Enfield” rifle was assumed to be the standard Irish MkIII Short Magazine Lee-Enfield, while “Springfield” was known to be an American military arsenal.

The M1917 was supplied to both Denmark and Norway after WW2 as an interim weapon prior to the arrival of the M1 Garand.”


croppedxout April 29, 2013 at 06:11 am

haha what a fucking boy scout!

2Wheels April 29, 2013 at 06:20 am

I hate these guys… These are the idiots who give us a bad name and get the politicians in the mood to start passing anti-open carry laws.

And I know I know before anyone jumps on my back… It’s his right and he’s not breaking the law and we should support him no matter how stupid we think he is… Blah blah blah…

Is something keeping this kid out of the military? He’s 19, and clearly desires to walk around wearing camo and toting a rifle and body armor… Seriously body armor?

And what’s with the zipties, ancient bolt action rifle, and what look to be AR mags? What a combo… This kid is messed up in the head, a perfect candidate for the Marines ;) Let’s ship him off before he gets in trouble.

Pwrtrip99 April 29, 2013 at 06:32 am

He certainly has “Marine” written all over him. Time to get his head stuck in a jar.

Andrew April 29, 2013 at 06:35 am

If he had a Mosin it would make more sense, he could use the bayo to stab the trash, and he wouldn’t have to leave his front porch.

denver chris April 29, 2013 at 06:52 am

this kid is an idiot, without doubt…but that lady they interviewed is what I’d expect to pop out if Nicki Minaj and 2 chainz had 2 kids…and the brother and sister, through 10 generations of Merovingian-level incest, ended up with lots of little Nicki-Chainzes running around. Then, they put them in a Hunger Games-esque battle royale, and she was the winner getting free Papa John’s fo’ life, yo.

YIKES! Damn, that lady is painfully dumb. Not to take anything away from the kid, who is also likely 10 generations inbred.

Frank April 29, 2013 at 07:02 am

I say good for Schultz. He’s picking up trash, walking around, and following the laws of his state. The pussification of people is getting worse and more visible daily.

If you don’t like open carry move to North Korea, or stop whining.

It’s angry comments on here and excessive bullying towards awkward/shy/against the grain type of people that get guys like Schultz to either,
A) refuse to trust anyone (therefore taking extreme and legal measures. or
B) Save all that angry energy and either commit suicide or start killing people.

I think Schultz needs a mentor.
Clearly he is willing to communicate with the news crew, and has even opened his hands for dialog by waving towards irritated neighbors.

Why aren’t you guys bitching about that black lady? Clearly she has raised her kids to think anyone who owns or carries a firearm (outside of police and military) is a baaad person. “My children are afraid to go outside (when they see a gun).” <WTF?! I don't see hammers and fear for my bunghole thinking I'm about to get raped.

I bet some of the nervous "neighbors" think his rifle is full-auto and can hold 50 round magazines.

denver chris April 29, 2013 at 07:08 am

While I don’t really disagree with anything you’re saying, as I said in an above post, I just don’t get why he’s doing this.

If he wants to make an OC statement, go in an OC rally, or actually be informative to your neighbors. Take the rifle off your back and talk to them. Doing this in your neighborhood (and getting coverage on your local news) is kind of pissing on a fire. Kinda small audience, no? Ironically, I say that while watching this video on the internet, the widest audience of all…but I digress…
If you want to help your neighborhood out with a neighborhood watch, be more proactive in getting your community together and forming one. If it’s about Cawadoody…well…

Legal =/= smart. Discretion is key.

Frank April 29, 2013 at 09:33 am

Thanks for replying Chris.

I have some points in his defense: it’s possible he’s carrying his loaded AR mags, knife and body armor to get used to carrying that kind of weight (even though it’s not much).

Maybe he can’t afford more mags, pouches, or ammo. Also he doesn’t seem to have a loaded rifle.
Maybe his state laws, or city prohibits loaded carry without a CHL/CHP.

I would also say that the regardless of intelligence, if the law is on his side (so far).

I agree discretion is best. If he had fliers that would be nice. If I recall correctly the video seemed to say “some” neighbors, and not “all” neighbors.

Denever Chris, I do agree that he should (not needs) to have some sort of plan on raising awareness, and ideally someone who can mentor him into doing things in a pleasant manner. And yet, I don’t believe anyone should force Schultz to do things the “PC” way. He looks like a Mac owner anyhow.

If Schultz refuses to be politically correct, so be it.
That’s the purpose of the first amendment (in spirit at least).

Let’s hope someone who knows Schultz reads ENDO, and finds him a mentor.
I’m sure if firearms were totally mainstream and everyone open carried (OC) then Schultz would probably not even bother with “patrolling”.

ENDO-Mike April 29, 2013 at 09:35 am

It just occurred to me that you can’t spell Patrolling without “trolling” haha.

cc19 April 29, 2013 at 10:07 am

Lol! You win.

Frank April 29, 2013 at 11:28 am

@ Mike, you also can’t have manslaughter without “laughter”.

Poppy April 29, 2013 at 01:14 pm

And you can’t spell rape without “ape.”

Dilhack April 29, 2013 at 02:36 pm

Perfectly stated Frank.

Patrick April 29, 2013 at 07:20 am

The rifle is a no4 Enfield, you can tell by the front sight and fluted upper handguard, he is walking around with the mag out tucked in the front if his pc. What the other mags are for I do not know. Somebody needs to sign this kid up, seems like a hard charger who just needs a little direction and a little less call of duty.

Dallas April 29, 2013 at 08:42 am

And he’d look pretty sweet rocking a pair of Rape Prevention Glasses…

Monkeysuit April 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

This guy. Fuck’s sake. He makes young legally OCers in NC look bad. I OC a handgun on a regular basis, and he could too if he took his head out of his CoD stuffed ass. He can do it loaded and all. If he wants plates/soft armor? Low profile armor carrier. He needs to use his brain.

Frank April 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

Maybe he saw the police reaction in Boston and wants to be a little more proactive?

Monkeysuit April 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Being proactive without much discretion is asking for trouble. I don’t mind at all that he wants to be proactive, in fact I salute him for it. However, he could do simple things that would limit the amount of alarm. Even simple things like changing the rifle for a pistol, and just wearing jeans instead of DCUs would eliminate some of the Rambo, and make him a little more sheep friendly. If folks are so afraid of you that they don’t want to be near you, how do you expect to educate them?

Frank April 29, 2013 at 02:12 pm

Some folks. Not all.
The news crew had no problem interviewing him.

What trouble has he received from all this?
The police claim what he’s doing is legal.
Only his neighbor, and “some people” (the news article claims), are considering his actions worrisome/trouble.

Concerned can’t do anything legally.
Why? Because there is no problem and no trouble legally.

Sure, we can all call him a moron and other names, but all his neighbors and keyboard warriors aren’t picking up the trash in his neighborhood. Maybe this should be a lesson.

Pick up your trash or 19 year olds without cable tv – or banned from XBOX live – will do it, while armed.

Rodger Young April 29, 2013 at 11:20 am

Yep, definitely a No. 4 Mk whatever, charger bridge and receiver sight visible. Rimmed rounds in the magazine so likely .303 Brit.

SittingDown April 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Guess he learned nothing from the Trayvon/Zimmerman scenario.

Church April 29, 2013 at 01:23 pm

This is just sad…

MrMaigo April 29, 2013 at 02:20 pm

I bet he’s only been doing it for a week, give it another week and people will be fine or he’ll just stop.

anonymous April 29, 2013 at 02:46 pm

/k/ – A Magical Place.

Will B. April 29, 2013 at 03:07 pm

I think if he ditched the plate carrier and maybe went with a lower profile knife (folder maybe?), people might be a bit more accepting of it.

FlutterFoxe April 29, 2013 at 03:41 pm

Man, nothing but props for this guy.

Kid follows the law and supports his , and everyone’s, rights, screw him right? He is even cleaning up the streets of garbage, keeping a nice place to live, “gb2 cod fgt “. While some of the criticizing derps leaving comments do nothing and cry when someone whispers ban.

A guy runs a marathon in SLC with a similar outfit and this kid is suddenly “CAWADOOTY”.

FlutterFoxe April 29, 2013 at 03:43 pm


Jimmies Status:
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[x] Rustled

jpcmt April 29, 2013 at 03:58 pm

Imagine this kid and the other awkwardly looking kid from Newtown hanging out. If you can imagine them not getting along and not having many, many things in common, how then can anyone suggest he’s not off his rocker and likely a candidate to be ‘adjudicated mentally defective.’ Look at the quality of his judgment, not his rights. He obviously is attention starved like themajority of active shooters who blast away at innocents before turning the gun on themselves as the cops show up.

None of us can judge how mentally jacked he is from that short clip, though we’re definitely on the right track to our PhDs after it.

Frank April 29, 2013 at 04:18 pm

Your mentality seemingly appears to be no different than those who believe physicians and healthcare professionals should be the deciding factor as to whether or not you should own a firearm.
If this is what you’re saying, please IMMEDIATELY immigrate out of the country.

Why? Because physicians shouldn’t decide who has access to civil liberties or rights under the constitution. A judge who makes a verdict on a person thereby making said person a ward of a state (or a person is a convicted felon) is an acceptable format for revoking civil liberties.

For you to group Schultz in with active shooters, just because you believe he is attention starved is no different than saying because Michelle Obama frequently tries to get attention she must also be in the same league as active shooters. That’s what you’re saying right?

Let me rephrase.
I’m trying to understand your viewpoint. It appears that “anyone who is attention starved equals active shooter”, is what you’re trying to say?

Ask yourself this: Why didn’t the new crew interview someone in support of Schultz?
Why did they focus on the firearm?
Why aren’t they focusing on the crime statistics of that area?
You did hear/read the part about people thanking him?

Go read the news article’s comment section.

babo April 29, 2013 at 08:17 pm

Immigrate essentially means to enter; I think the word you are looking for is emigrate, which basically means to leave, as in “please immediately emigrate out of the country.”

The right to free speech is also a civil liberty, as defined by the U.S. constitution. Defending one civil liberty, while grossly neglecting another, is no way to act. Furthermore, at times, cognitive dissonance is necessary to push a conversation forward, so though you may disagree with another, having an inclusive attitude is something that I see is characteristic of the American spirit.

I respect your ability to disagree, but what I do not appreciate is your immediate call for emigration (which is what I assume you meant) as soon as someone offers a dissenting opinion. Conflictual dialogue is nothing to be afraid of. If someone else’s ideas challenge your world view so fundamentally, consider the merits of their argument, and if you ultimately conclude that they are wrong, you will just reinforce your own convictions.

So basically, calm down a bit, you may learn something.

Frank April 30, 2013 at 06:39 am

Yes. I probably should have said, “GTFO” instead. Or actually, “Move to California”.

The issue we’re facing with firearms, gun control and civil rights is that some people want to dictate policies based on how they feel, or rare uncommon “mass” shootings.

NDAA, Patriot Act, SOPA, CISPA, etc Take your pick, the government is trying to pass laws or already has based on fear mongering.

Yes, this is America, we can disagree. But when disagreeing scares some people into pushing laws being changed, therefore eroding civil/natural rights, I’m an unhappy camper. :)

Dilhack April 29, 2013 at 09:16 pm

jpcmt – He seems to me to be a polite kid who knows what he’s doing and is doing it for the right reasons, although the method is poor. He’s a bit socially awkward, yes (at least from the edited clips the media gives us). But, that does not make him insane – only different. I applaud him for what he’s doing – applying his right to bear arms there (although effectiveness and necessity are debatable) no different than you are applying your right to free speech here (effectiveness and necessity certainly negligible at best), and attempting to inspire action.

Lance April 29, 2013 at 04:15 pm

As a Vet I support him 100%.

Lance April 29, 2013 at 04:18 pm

It surprises me… oh wait it doesn’t… how many of the comments here come from such blatant cowards. You’re supposed to be 2nd Amendment supports and Americans. Act like it.

denver chris April 29, 2013 at 09:47 pm

dis fuckin’ guy…

Yeah, I’m a coward (?) because I think a kid whom is wearing body armor and carrying an antiquated rifle (to pick up trash) is an idiot. I’m automatically against 2A rights just because I think this guy is a tool?

Get fuckin’ real. Thought your trolling was done, hadn’t seen you in ages.

dave w April 29, 2013 at 04:31 pm

I think that ladies kids just saw a white guy with a gun and thought they were going to have to work if he saw them outside. They so raysist!

phoenixNFA April 29, 2013 at 04:40 pm

if he really supported the second amendment, he would carry it loaded, and not just a steel, wood, and web slinged baseball bat.

any of you tried to load an enfield before? not exactly a muzzleloader, but not AR-15 easy either. the detachable box mag was not made for magpul tactical reloads either, it was for cleaning convenience. you still loaded them by stripper clips.

meh. just because you can do something, doesnt mean that you should.

junyo April 29, 2013 at 05:20 pm

As the owner of a penis, I somehow manage to wear pants in public (most of the time), unless someone gives me a good reason, or indicates a profound desire, to see my penis. Not walking the streets waggling my cock at every person in the universe doesn’t indicate fear or shame of my (quite magnificent) dick, merely that I grasp the concept of decorum. I understand that while the cute baristo at the coffee shop probably has an abstract knowledge of the birds-n-bees and a mental map of typical male anatomy, being exposed to my radiant schlong would probably change her worldview, and totally distract her from the preparation of my mochachino (too no good end, since someone already put a ring on it baby). Pants simply ease my day, by cutting down on the gasps, the fainting women, the resentful men, and the cries of ‘Godzilla!’ from Japanese tourists.

I often wonder why OC advocates wear pants.

sfgsh April 29, 2013 at 06:30 pm

This kid has more nuts than most of the people here, and hearing him speak, I can tell he isn’t a psychopath. If you don’t stand up for your rights then kiss them goodbye. As for the black woman wanting police instead, the kid can probably shoot better than most cops. If I had a armed CITIZEN cruising my neighborhood picking up trash I would thank and tip them.

whatever April 29, 2013 at 06:39 pm

why cant we make fun of him like we make fun of other people that clearly look like they’re trying too hard? like an overzealous gym dude who flexes every time he points at things?

yea he’s clearly in his right to do whatever he wants but it’s tacky. like a woman who would make it a point to breastfeed anytime she’s seen outside her house, not just every once in a while.

Regulus April 29, 2013 at 07:22 pm

THIS!!! Well said man. I love tits but hell I don’t wanna see some lady breat feeding or not. I don’t care if she’s a “vet” or not.

Regulus April 29, 2013 at 07:23 pm

*breast (typing with iPhone)

Regulus April 29, 2013 at 07:24 pm

* googles correct spelling of breast….yayyyyyy haha

Bob Richardson April 29, 2013 at 07:10 pm

Let’s see what one of his neighbors has to say:
(From the comments section of the original article on WCNC.com:

“John really has seemed to reduce crime in the neighborhood. I live in Walnut Creek. We have been inundated with crime in the past: Break-ins, shootings, drugs, gangs and assaults. Since around November, when he moved in, crimes seemed to have dropped. I like having him around and everyone that is willing to speak with him finds he is a good guy with good intentions. He seems to keep his fire arm safe and never seems to be looking for trouble. Also, the neighborhood has never been so clean!”

You may or may not like what he does, but he does appear to be having a positive impact on his neighborhood.

Dilhack April 29, 2013 at 09:22 pm

This. Positive actions go a long way. Someone is always going to complain…but who knows, in time he may win them over too if he can get them to grasp some common sense.

Vanguard Armament April 30, 2013 at 12:18 am

Would you prefer that he stay at home and not take action in the community? I personally think it’s a good thing that you get a scrawny looking “nerd” doing this, so that people don’t view the entire gun community as a bunch of angry rednecks (which we sometimes are). Even going further, he’s actually picking up trash rather than simply playing neighborhood vigilante so that the neighbors around him will notice that he’s not a selfish nutjob but rather a well intentioned individual. The only reason what he’s doing could be arguably not okay is because of people like the lady who was interviewed whom unreasonably feels uncomfortable that he has a rifle. She even goes on to say, “what do you need a rifle to pick up trash for?” Do you really want to need a reason to carry a gun with you? Telling the kid to go home is exactly what the anti-gunners want. He didn’t have to carry a gun to pick up trash, he did it so that the people around him would see the gun and associate it with good, not evil like the media has painted in the last year.

Ben April 30, 2013 at 03:00 am

An awesome post.

HImtn April 30, 2013 at 12:27 am

So are we supporters of the second amendment or not? I find it a little funny when we have someone that is excersizing their 2A rights we start by belittling and criticizing the guy. Is it necessarily what you or I would do? Perhaps not, but if it is lawful in the area; why not support, encourage and if need be, educate so that we have more people that will be willing to excersize their rights? This is one of the things I hate about certain segments of the community. I have seen people that will look down at people that are new to firearms or do things differently than we would and would rather talk crap than help others out to make the shooting community stronger.

Take this for what you will. /end rant

Saxon April 30, 2013 at 10:20 am

More armed citizens equal less crime, the combination of open carry and concealed carry creates the ideal crime/terror/murder deterring environment. If more people would start open carrying their long arms, what criminal would dare attack? Most criminals are pussies who expect to have a monopoly of force, this man and other open carriers like him present a clear message to criminals and the deranged that they DO NOT have monopoly of force. Once upon a time in America, people conducted their daily business while armed and without any hysterical concern. We are supposed to be the land of the free and home of the brave, NOT the land of the controlled and home of the passive.

Quint Young April 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

I live less than a mile from this guy, I’m seriously considering heading over there and asking him some of these questions, like “why the Ar mags” and if I can see his rifle’s markings.

also, will probably mention ENDO to him

Dilhack April 30, 2013 at 01:33 pm

Seriously…tell him to get on here and give us more details. There are a bunch of guys here that may be dicks about it (as already shown) but I’m genuinely interested.

ENDO-Mike April 30, 2013 at 10:51 pm

hahah that would be epic. Definitely tell him about the post too! He can clear up some of the questions we have.

Thunderr300 April 30, 2013 at 01:08 pm

This guy is definitely not a /k/ommando.

paul kimble April 30, 2013 at 08:58 pm

no neck beard, mosin nagant, or shemagh? definitely not /k/ probably some kid from ebaumsworld.

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