Machete on the Greenway

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  1. Staffordshire

    Staffordshire

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    I jog my local greenway a couple of times per week. A few bicyclists, walkers, dog walkers, etc.. There are a few people who carry sticks while walking, presumably to fend off stray dogs. The path is paved and large enough for a car to drive on.

    Yesterday, I approached a group of around 10-12 people walking slowly. Most were male, a couple of smaller kids and maybe a female or two. Because there were so many people grouped together, I decided to pass them on the grass to my left.

    As I neared and veered to the left, I noticed one in the group was holding a machete in his right hand. I made my pass and kept going, keeping an eye out for any movement. And, I didn't see them again as I made my way back a few minutes later.

    I thought it odd that someone would carry a machete in hand on the greenway. It seemed way out of place and made me wonder what the intent was. I guess I need to break out my belly band when I jog on this greenway from now on.
     
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    Good idea. You just never know.
     
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    thin, light and reliable. the only time i jog without it is when i am on the basement treadmill
     
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  4. Staffordshire

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    I'm strongly considering the DB9 gen 4 or an LCP II for jogging and pocket carry. After the encounter yesterday, I think I would prefer the 9mm DB9.

    Or maybe my Glock 22 set up for USPSA Limited with extended base pads for 20+1 of .40 S&W.
     
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    Did the guy look like this???
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    What exactly is a greenway? I am sure we have them in FL but call them something else.



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  7. Staffordshire

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    No, but his knife did.
     
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  8. Staffordshire

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    Walking/biking/jogging paths. Surrounded by trees or other greenery. Usually near a creek or river, sometimes located on an old railway. Some paved, some unpaved.
     
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    Perhaps even MS-13 are into staying fit.
     
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  11. DoubleWide

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    My guess would be to clear a spot off the trail to hang out at.
     
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    I considered posting that possibility, but it didn't meet my standards for being smart-alecky enough
     
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  13. Staffordshire

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    No need to clear a spot off. Most areas of this Greenway have 5 - 10 feet of grassy area on either side of the paved trail. There are larger spots that have benches and even bigger areas with picnic tables.
     
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    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    Tunebelt makes neoprene belt packs that are perfect for carrying a firearm while engaged in sporting activities.

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    https://www.tunebelt.com/tune-belt-classics/

    If you are a bit portly they sell an extender to get around a bit of middle-aged spread.

    I carry my 9mm, pocket pistol in one of above when riding a bike. Also carries my keys and ID. Nice to keep that stuff dry.
     
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  15. DoubleWide

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    I don't know the area, but I meant out of the way of random eyes. Hook up, drink, smoke, whatever.
     
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    It’s interesting.

    A guy carrying a machete strolling down a walking path generates concern.

    But, we are told strolling that same path with an AR-15 needs to be thought of as acceptable behavior.
     
  17. Staffordshire

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    The guy with a machete is always the psycho star of horror films.
     
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    Open machete carry would have prevented...oh, yeah, never mind.
     
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    Suspect that many areas allow concealed or open carry of firearms frown on big blades.
     
  20. GlockerBill

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    Interesting. Is the flap quick to open and grab grip?