'Join us for our 2nd annual family picnic!
When:
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
(set up reserved from 9 a.m. for those who want to arrive early)
Where: 
Boom Island picnic grounds, NE Minneapolis
800 Sibley St. NE
Minneapolis 55413
Covered shelter with grill reserved.
Parking lot (electronic pay box, $1hr)
Park details and map: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=548
Why: A great chance to meet other like-minded people in a casual setting
Rain or Shine
Covered picnic area reserved
Grills Available
Bring your own meat/main dish
(Charcoal available)
Bring a dish to share
Chips, salad, dessert, etc...
Activities
Playground, large open area and river access,
walking/bike path, restrooms on site
Bring your own:
Utensils, accessories & beverages (no alcohol please)
We will have prize give-aways for adults and kids
No alcohol please
Volunteers needed to plan casual activities/games for kids/adults and help with other planning
Seeking prize donations from local businesses for give-aways

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. Thanks.
$$ DONATIONS ACCEPTED to help cover expenses for reserving shelter, charcoal, give-aways and door prizes (PayPal donate to email info@Minnesota2A.com). You can also donate through “Tip Jar” at http://www.Minnesota2A.com/
Email info@Minnesota2A.com if you can help or donate new items for prizes
GENERAL INFO:
>>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.
--Watch for other “member-planned” events and meet ups. If you’d like to plan a meet up for your area, email info@Minnesota2A.com and get some tips and we’ll help you promote it.
**(Note: You must have a valid permit to carry a firearm which is recognized by the state of Minnesota in order to carry a firearm on your person. Minnesota has no requirement to conceal if you are carrying; open carry is legal in MN. Know the law: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=624.714
See our website for upcoming dates and other information, http://www.minnesota2a.com/calendar.
Show your “colors” at events. Purchase our logo T’s, hoodies, etc. from our online gear store on CafePress (not for profit): 
http://www.cafepress.com/MNRKBA
As always, we’ll be giving away buttons and bumper stickers. And our “Minnesotans for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms” embroidered patches will be available for $5 each (please bring cash).
You can also order the embroidered patches online: http://www.minnesota2a.com/order-embroidered-patches
Disclaimer: Minnesotans for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms/(MN-RKBA) / Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum does not purport to give legal advice. You are responsible for knowing the laws as they pertain to you and your activities. Always check multiple reputable sources when researching firearms- and/or carry-related laws, or contact authorities if you have questions or need clarification.
Sponsored by Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum / Minnesotans for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms'
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TC Gun Owners 2nd Annual Family Picnic, Aug. 9, Boom Island Park