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Old 02-15-2011, 02:01 AM   #1
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Speaking solely for CA. Our laws say you can OC, but it can't be loaded. So that leaves me with the question. Why do you want to open carry?

All you are going to get is questioned and possibly proned out by LE...which is just a little bit embarrassing in front of a crowd of people. You can't use it for self defense (unless you skate on thin ice and carry a loaded mag with you), you are inviting harassment and there is a STRONG likelihood you will get robbed for your gun.

I can slightly understand OC in a state where it can be loaded, but in CA? Come on I have to think this is nothing more than either machismo BS or I'm gonna test the cops and then sue for having my 2A rights infringed on.

Bello, this not a shot at you. You're not from here and you were just asking about what is "loaded." It's just there was a population of people that OC'd one so they could feel more adequate and others that as soon as I got out of the car, they started recording and telling me they were calling their attorney because I was infringing on their rights.

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Is that the Barney Fife rule?

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I have open carried before and have never been questioned or looked at twice by LEOs. Sometimes some people would look at you. Guess it really depends on where you live.

When I was younger, I had gotten pulled over and had a revolver in the center console. Yes, it would be considered concealed. When the Officer came to the door I told him. He ask me to get out and he reached in pulled it out, asked me about it. Then put it down in the seat, told me I should have it in the open. He gave me a ticket for "Follow to Close", I was behind him.

I haven't ever ran into a problem.

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I have open carried before and have never been questioned or looked at twice by LEOs. Sometimes some people would look at you. Guess it really depends on where you live.

When I was younger, I had gotten pulled over and had a revolver in the center console. Yes, it would be considered concealed. When the Officer came to the door I told him. He ask me to get out and he reached in pulled it out, asked me about it. Then put it down in the seat, told me I should have it in the open. He gave me a ticket for "Follow to Close", I was behind him.

I haven't ever ran into a problem.
In CA? Wow that is usually something that generates a ton of calls and quick response.
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Bello, this not a shot at you. You're not from here and you were just asking about what is "loaded." It's just there was a population of people that OC'd one so they could feel more adequate and others that as soon as I got out of the car, they started recording and telling me they were calling their attorney because I was infringing on their rights.
I didnt took it as a shot at me, we are cool. I actually appreciate you opening this new post. I was just wondering and asking you guys since you lived there and have more experience with or as law enforcement (your case) or civilian. Im a law biding citizen and I enjoy and embrace our 2nd amendment right. I just want to enjoy my trip with not having LE hassle or misunderstandings.

Here in Oregon its all sweet and dandy. I have had LE contact before and they mostly ask what brand I carry and caliber and what holster I use ( I use a Blackhawk Serpa thigh rig).
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I've only seen a handful of guys open carry in MA. All of those guys were just presenting themselves as targets. Granted, its their right to, but the element of surprise is priceless, especially when your talking about your's and your loved one's lives.

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You will never see me open carry. It just doesn't make sense in California.

Anyway, what's the point of an unloaded handgun? It's like decaf coffee or non-alcoholic beer.

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Anyway, what's the point of an unloaded handgun? It's like decaf coffee or non-alcoholic beer.
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Livermore is just over the hill from where I worked and guess what the news is reporting right now....hmmm could it be the droves of DB's OCing? These guys even have a stinkin' site.

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