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Watch What Happens When a Pair of Girls Open-Carry in a Walmart

There are 14 comments on the TheBlaze.com story from Sep 14, 2013, titled Watch What Happens When a Pair of Girls Open-Carry in a Walmart. In it, TheBlaze.com reports that:

A video uploaded to YouTube on Friday night appears to show a group of young women being hassled by a police officer for open-carrying their firearms into a Missouri Walmart.

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old timer

Springfield, MO

#1 Sep 16, 2013
is sad that people ae scared of people legally carrying guns,especially busineses and local gustapo harassing law abiding citizens. wal-mart employees and and marshfield gustapo are alot alike, sad day in Marshfield, at least world is getting a good laugh at wal-mart and marshfield cops.
Hukt Awn Fawnix

Strafford, MO

#2 Sep 18, 2013
Give me just a half second of a break here.

I have a really hard time equating Bill Andreatta with the local gestapo of any town let alone of Marshfield.

He didn't approach them in a threatening or harsh manner. He didn't detain them longer than necessary. He responded to a call about visible weapons. He asked for ID, explained the situation and did so in a VERY calm fashion. Considering the state that this world is in, that says a LOT about this officer.

But, just as in all things, someone's going to find something wrong to say about it because God forbid if a cop can ever get anything right in everyone's eyes. If these "law abiding citizens" carried those weapons in there acting all cool and then opened fire in the middle of the store; someone would end up here screaming about "where's the cops at when you need them!" Now, instead, you're here crying about how the cops actually responded INTELLIGENTLY to a call for help.

And, before anyone starts screaming about how the laws work in Oklahoma and Missouri, keep in mind that these people were NOT licensed in Missouri BUT according to the Oklahoma handgun information:

Q: Do business owners/operators need to post "No Firearms" signs to prohibit guns inside their business?

Answer: No. Oklahoma law allows private property owners to prohibit a person with a handgun license from carrying a handgun into their business. Posting the business with "NO firearms" signs is a convenient means of telling the public the owner/operator does not want firearms inside his/her business. However, the law does not require the business owner to post signs. The owner may tell people verbally that handguns are prohibited.

It's Wal-Mart which means it's considered private property. Anyone that has been to a Wal-Mart knows that it's private property. It's not the OK Corral. They didn't need to walk into Wal-Mart with guns out in the open to pick up Subway. Would you seriously be this offended by an officer presence if a child had bumped into one of these knuckle heads who didn't have their weapon on safety and it discharged and killed a child... or even YOUR child?? What if they said they didn't want pickles on that sandwich and ended up going all Eastwood on the Subway staff?? What would be your opinion then?

That being said; if you're going to bitch about what he did at least get your facts straight. This officer has a family including children and grandchildren. He doesn't need a bunch of stupid comments tarnishing his solid service record. Being a cop is hard enough without the small minds of stupid people expressing opinions they didn't take the time to form with any sort of accuracy or forethought passed Oh Gosh! I get to be on Topix!
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#3 Sep 18, 2013
Yet people oppose allowing police to request ID from 20 people packed into an SUV pulled over while speeding down a road if they suspect that some or all of those in the vehicle are in the country illegally.
It is obvious that there was profiling going on here by who ever called the police. Had they been men in business suites Ill bet the police would not have been called.
Killmnow

Olathe, KS

#4 Sep 18, 2013
Yes, but what if these ladies had come upon some thugs in the process of shooting pickles in subway and shot them in pickle defense ? Would you then order extra olives for your "hero"? In that case I would probably get crab salad. That is MY opinion. No one can say if Bill likes pickles, illegal or not.
Hukt Awn Fawnix

Strafford, MO

#5 Sep 18, 2013
PROFILING???

Profiling what??? Subway customers??? Wal-Mart shoppers?? If that's the case someone should have called that group in to the cops a LONG time ago. Or have you never seen "The People of Wal Mart" website?

Dee Dee Dee you're cracking me up. Please tell me you're joking.

Killmnow -- really?
Killmnow

Overland Park, KS

#6 Sep 18, 2013
Just trying to point out how silly all of it is. Somone saw some weapons, called it in, Bill handled it pretty good I think.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#7 Sep 18, 2013
Hukt Awn Fawnix wrote:
PROFILING???
Profiling what??? Subway customers??? Wal-Mart shoppers?? If that's the case someone should have called that group in to the cops a LONG time ago. Or have you never seen "The People of Wal Mart" website?
Dee Dee Dee you're cracking me up. Please tell me you're joking.
Killmnow -- really?
If they were informed that the store has a no guns policy and refuse to comply that is one thing but based on the video they were doing nothing wrong yet somebody felt they had to call the cops because......... I understand that the police have to respond when called even for no reason and as I said it is the person who called that profiled them. Aparently they felt threatened by young white girls and assumed that they were up to no good just because they chose to wear guns.
I have seen the people of Wal Mart web site. No doubt that is why yhey felt they had to carry.
Hukt Awn Fawnix

Strafford, MO

#8 Sep 19, 2013
I have just two words for ya.

Annie Oakley
I call them idiots

Olathe, KS

#9 Sep 20, 2013
These dumbasses "huddled" together in the parking lot, chased each other around the parking lot wearing guns, entered the store making racket and causing a scene. They did not simply go into subway and grab a sandwich. They were there to draw someone to call police, then try to make the cops look bad. The officer did an outstanding job. People who pull shit like this with guns are, and I say this as gently as possible, stupid fucking idiots.
Joy

Sharon, CT

#10 Sep 23, 2013
The store (which is private property!) does not have to have a sign. A patron called it in, not the store. The cops had no idea whether this was a gang robbery, shooters about to go postal, or a group of young self-important clueless idiots who think they are teaching us something about the Second Amendment. It was handled as best as can be expected as events developed and the cop realized what was going on. We can armchair quarterback the video all we want. The cops did a good job, and didn't even try to stop the video.
DPP Owner

Springfield, MO

#11 Sep 27, 2013
First off I am VERY Pro Second Amendment. I have a sign on the front door of my business welcoming GUNS (please keep holstered unless needed)and it has been up since the week of the Sandy Hook Shootings and all of the new gun control BS started.

I do NOT want to see my 2nd Amendment Rights Infringed nor do I want to see any other law abiding Citizens Rights Infringed. However, I feel these people going around making these videos just looking for confrontation then screaming their rights have been infringed are idiots and make the rest us look bad.

I am all for carrying concealed or open and not being harassed. HOWEVER, when people are alarmed Police Officers have a duty and I see NOTHING wrong with asking for identification if the Officer is not familiar with the person or persons carrying the guns. I would have no problem answering a few questions and showing my I.D. because I know the Officer is just doing his job and the quicker I cooperate the quicker I can go on about my business.

All these people making these videos are just trying to push things way to far and then get all butt hurt over nothing in my opinion because they feel their rights are being infringed and they want to make a huge deal out of it. Well how would they feel if their kids were in WalMart and officers ignored a call like this and the person or persons ended up killing a bunch of people including their kids.

Some of these people need to think about this. What is the big deal about answering a few questions and letting an officer see your I.D.?

We all know Andreatta can rub some people the wrong. He rubbed me the wrong way one day the first few weeks I moved in Marshfield. However, since then he has always been cool with me and I have had zero issues with him and I know he just takes his job seriously and there is nothing wrong with that at all and I respect him for it.

I think we have a fine bunch of City Officers, Deputies, and Highway Patrol in Marshfield. I do not see a thing wrong with how this was handled. The people just did not like Andreatta because he was being serious about the whole ordeal and not being their buddy joking and kidding around. But when you are dealing unknowns with guns I would expect him to be very serious until he figures out exactly what is going on. I do not see where he did anything wrong.

If you have nothing to hide and your not trying to prove something then what is the big deal taking 5 minutes to show your I.D. and answer a few questions. People need to stop pissing and moaning about the Cops doing their job to protect us and go piss and moan about the real cause of the problems which is in Washington.

And open carry is cool and all but if some one walks in to a building to rob or kill people the first person they are going to take out is the person they see with a gun on their side. So I would much rather carry mine concealed at all times to keep up the element of surprise. And when I conceal carry I am always checking to make sure I am not accidentally revealing my gun. I do not want to alarm anyone and I do not want anyone knowing I am carrying and I damn sure do not want confrontation.

Exercise your rights but do in a responsible way rather than going out looking for confrontation from Law Enforcement or other people. And if you are approached handle it as a responsible adult and not like some kid wanting to argue and try to get your way just to prove your point. This stuff is getting carried away and makes us ALL look bad.
I call them idiots

Lenexa, KS

#12 Sep 28, 2013
DPP Owner wrote:
First off I am VERY Pro Second Amendment. I have a sign on the front door of my business welcoming GUNS (please keep holstered unless needed)and it has been up since the week of the Sandy Hook Shootings and all of the new gun control BS started.
I do NOT want to see my 2nd Amendment Rights Infringed nor do I want to see any other law abiding Citizens Rights Infringed. However, I feel these people going around making these videos just looking for confrontation then screaming their rights have been infringed are idiots and make the rest us look bad.
I am all for carrying concealed or open and not being harassed. HOWEVER, when people are alarmed Police Officers have a duty and I see NOTHING wrong with asking for identification if the Officer is not familiar with the person or persons carrying the guns. I would have no problem answering a few questions and showing my I.D. because I know the Officer is just doing his job and the quicker I cooperate the quicker I can go on about my business.
All these people making these videos are just trying to push things way to far and then get all butt hurt over nothing in my opinion because they feel their rights are being infringed and they want to make a huge deal out of it. Well how would they feel if their kids were in WalMart and officers ignored a call like this and the person or persons ended up killing a bunch of people including their kids.
Some of these people need to think about this. What is the big deal about answering a few questions and letting an officer see your I.D.?
We all know Andreatta can rub some people the wrong. He rubbed me the wrong way one day the first few weeks I moved in Marshfield. However, since then he has always been cool with me and I have had zero issues with him and I know he just takes his job seriously and there is nothing wrong with that at all and I respect him for it.
I think we have a fine bunch of City Officers, Deputies, and Highway Patrol in Marshfield. I do not see a thing wrong with how this was handled. The people just did not like Andreatta because he was being serious about the whole ordeal and not being their buddy joking and kidding around. But when you are dealing unknowns with guns I would expect him to be very serious until he figures out exactly what is going on. I do not see where he did anything wrong.
If you have nothing to hide and your not trying to prove something then what is the big deal taking 5 minutes to show your I.D. and answer a few questions. People need to stop pissing and moaning about the Cops doing their job to protect us and go piss and moan about the real cause of the problems which is in Washington.
And open carry is cool and all but if some one walks in to a building to rob or kill people the first person they are going to take out is the person they see with a gun on their side. So I would much rather carry mine concealed at all times to keep up the element of surprise. And when I conceal carry I am always checking to make sure I am not accidentally revealing my gun. I do not want to alarm anyone and I do not want anyone knowing I am carrying and I damn sure do not want confrontation.
Exercise your rights but do in a responsible way rather than going out looking for confrontation from Law Enforcement or other people. And if you are approached handle it as a responsible adult and not like some kid wanting to argue and try to get your way just to prove your point. This stuff is getting carried away and makes us ALL look bad.
Very well said! I agree !!
Jerri Scott

Paris, TX

#13 Oct 7, 2013
I live in Marshfield & you don't see this kind of thing (people carrying around guns in Wal Mart). It would make me extremely nervous, & I would have left the store as I would not have felt safe there.
Being as the people were very young, I would think they were up to something, & I would have called the police, also. In this day & time something bad is always happening somewhere. I think the kids were just out to cause problems which they have. Now it's on you tube. Really, carrying guns in Wal Mart off all places! I jave a gun, but I am not going to carry it in Wal Mart. I really don't know what they expected to happen! This is a small town, & I know Bill is a good police officer just doing his job, but some people are just trouble makers.
pcharger66

Sugar Grove, IL

#14 Nov 20, 2014
Hukt Awn Fawnix wrote:
Give me just a half second of a break here.
I have a really hard time equating Bill Andreatta with the local gestapo of any town let alone of Marshfield.
He didn't approach them in a threatening or harsh manner. He didn't detain them longer than necessary. He responded to a call about visible weapons. He asked for ID, explained the situation and did so in a VERY calm fashion. Considering the state that this world is in, that says a LOT about this officer.
But, just as in all things, someone's going to find something wrong to say about it because God forbid if a cop can ever get anything right in everyone's eyes. If these "law abiding citizens" carried those weapons in there acting all cool and then opened fire in the middle of the store; someone would end up here screaming about "where's the cops at when you need them!" Now, instead, you're here crying about how the cops actually responded INTELLIGENTLY to a call for help.
And, before anyone starts screaming about how the laws work in Oklahoma and Missouri, keep in mind that these people were NOT licensed in Missouri BUT according to the Oklahoma handgun information:
Q: Do business owners/operators need to post "No Firearms" signs to prohibit guns inside their business?
Answer: No. Oklahoma law allows private property owners to prohibit a person with a handgun license from carrying a handgun into their business. Posting the business with "NO firearms" signs is a convenient means of telling the public the owner/operator does not want firearms inside his/her business. However, the law does not require the business owner to post signs. The owner may tell people verbally that handguns are prohibited.
It's Wal-Mart which means it's considered private property. Anyone that has been to a Wal-Mart knows that it's private property. It's not the OK Corral. They didn't need to walk into Wal-Mart with guns out in the open to pick up Subway. Would you seriously be this offended by an officer presence if a child had bumped into one of these knuckle heads who didn't have their weapon on safety and it discharged and killed a child... or even YOUR child?? What if they said they didn't want pickles on that sandwich and ended up going all Eastwood on the Subway staff?? What would be your opinion then?
That being said; if you're going to bitch about what he did at least get your facts straight. This officer has a family including children and grandchildren. He doesn't need a bunch of stupid comments tarnishing his solid service record. Being a cop is hard enough without the small minds of stupid people expressing opinions they didn't take the time to form with any sort of accuracy or forethought passed Oh Gosh! I get to be on Topix!
So you are one who believes in double standards & not our contitution ? when a cop goes to the dounut shop does he/she leave their gun in the car when they are not on a call?

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