Open carry...what police think about-it...
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House > Open carry...what police think about-it...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: ST.LOUIS,missouri
Posts: 2,551
Liked 124 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 235

Default Open carry...what police think about-it...

I was thinking if I was a cop and seen somebody with open-carry..What's the first thing going to be to cross my mined...Impersonating a police officer,or who is this guy...Anybody know how there trained to deal with that???...I was just woundering....I guess it happens all the time somewhere....

__________________
LONGHAIR is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 11-21-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Vincine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Adirondack Mts.
Posts: 3,340
Liked 1743 Times on 901 Posts
Likes Given: 1342

Default

I’m not a LEO, but if I was I’d think; ‘This guy’s okay because he’s not trying to hide it’.
Quickly followed by, ‘Except maybe he’s trying to fool me into thinking he’s okay by not hiding it’.
But then I’d think 'I’m probably just being paranoid and he really is probably okay’.
Except that, 'I’m a LEO and I’d better check him out to make sure because that’s my job and I'd be negligent if I didn't'.
Followed by, 'Geez, I sure hope he's okay because I sure don't want to get in a gun fight today'.

Like I said, I'm not a LEO.

__________________
"Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it's boring and I go back to being me."
"You might as well be yourself, people won’t like you anyway."
Vincine is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 11:35 AM   #3
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 16,764
Liked 8933 Times on 3869 Posts
Likes Given: 1398

Default

Depends on where you are- training, policy and procedure will vary greatly- along with WHERE is the person carrying.

Walking into a public business- gas station, Mickey Dees, etc, would probably get a different reaction than walking into a college.

Here- basically a gun friendly state, thought process is probably something like "Looks old enough to possess. Does not look like raving loonie. Behavior fits the 95% normal pattern. Not illegal. Minimal response from people around them (no one fleeing in panic from something I did not see). Nice Colt."

Philly? "GET ON THE GROUND!"

__________________

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 01:19 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West, by God, Funroe,Louisiana
Posts: 18,707
Liked 9204 Times on 5058 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

What's that policy? Oh yeah, probable cause.

I know how the LEOS, in my town handle it. If you look straight, they may ask for your permit. If you don't look straight, they WILL ask for your permit. In my mom's town, every one knows everyone, so the LEOS already know if your straight, and don't really care if you have a permit. As long as they know your not a felon.

__________________
trip286 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 02:21 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Trez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 3-P
Posts: 3,672
Liked 740 Times on 490 Posts
Likes Given: 798

Default

Where I live people look at you funny when your NOT carrying a gun...

__________________
Quote:
...... I suffer from a very rare genetic defect that causes me to be sympathetic toward the International cause. There is no cure.
Trez is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 03:59 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Detroit,mi
Posts: 2,823
Liked 881 Times on 533 Posts
Likes Given: 199

Default

Some think it's a great idea and wished more would carry, i.e. the couple of sheriff's who have publicly suggested they can no longer protect, and then there's others who think they should be the only ones allowed to own, much less carry, i.e. the nut case LEO in OH.

__________________
partdeux is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 04:03 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lima,Ohio
Posts: 2,934
Liked 2557 Times on 1150 Posts
Likes Given: 2453

Default

I didn't hear about the nut case LEO in Ohio. What happened?

__________________
rjd3282 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 09:48 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: ST.LOUIS,missouri
Posts: 2,551
Liked 124 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 235

Default

I guess they train them on how to deal with people in many ways....

__________________
LONGHAIR is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 09:59 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chainfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,628
Liked 1485 Times on 898 Posts
Likes Given: 347

Default

If we had open carry in Florida, I still don't think I would use that option. It is just such a bigger advangage to have a stealth weapon than an exposed one.

No one expects this grey haired old man to have a 1911 on his hip, and I like it that way.

__________________

"It is better to be too skeptical then too credulous"

Carl Sagan

Chainfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 12:54 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
Posts: 1,657
Liked 29 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I live in Las Vegas and open carry quite a bit. As for LEO responses, they don't really give it much attention. As an example, I was in a Mickey D's waiting for my order when a Metro motorcycle officer came in and ordered some food. He noticed the Sig on my hip and we spent the time waiting for our food to arrive discussing the pros and cons of my weapon (Sig) and his weapon (Glock).

The only "looks" I got were the wide-eyed "Oh my God he has a gun" looks from the Kommiefornia tourists that were sitting in the store eating.

__________________
AcidFlashGordon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Open carry or not partdeux General Handgun Discussion 37 10-07-2011 11:51 PM
So can I open carry in MS or what? Scratchammo Legal and Activism 3 01-31-2011 06:41 PM
Would you open carry if you could? michiana Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 179 07-27-2010 03:24 AM
Open Carry aussierogue The Club House 25 04-13-2010 11:20 PM
Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry Debate Tony Soprano The Club House 31 08-06-2009 04:23 AM