There's been some trouble up in The Village proper, what Tam calls "the Strip," a few blocks of bars, clubs and pubs centered on Broad Ripple Avenue (62nd St.) and running East from College Ave.: three young women have been robbed and the most recent victim was raped. Generally happens late and when the target is alone.
(This is no little distance from Roseholme Cottage, but we always practice awareness around here anyway; one never knows.)
In response to this spate of bad outcomes, one young man has set up a Facebook page for "Occupy Broad Ripple With Guns" and is planning an open carry event on 26 Nov, a week from this Saturday; participants will show up OCing, enjoy the nightlife (but refrain from drinking) and generally show the flag...and remind malefactors that this is Indiana: they cannot count on their victims being unable to fight back.
As Tam remarks, "What they call 'OBR w/G,' we of Roseholme call 'Tuesday.'" Or Saturday, or any other day of the week. In Indiana, we are not required to conceal, it just makes for a simpler day if you do. If you're going to carry, carry consistently; get training; practice regularly. It's not just for special days.
It's a hot topic over at the Indiana Gun Owners forum!
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