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Old 12-13-2012, 08:24 PM   #11
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I open carry only when I'm on my way to and during outdoor activities. That's really the only purpose I see it suiting.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #12
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Tennessee allows open carry, but I don't. I live in Memphis, Tennessee, an urban city with folks crowding at times. My Ruger is my "ace in the hole" proposition.

And, if necessary to answer a call of nature in a public restroom, best that the fewer people who know you are armed, the better.

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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A right not used is a right lost.


Until I retire though I will not use it, because who knows an ignorant cop may arrest me for obstruction when I dont "cooperate" with him in case an arguement ensues over this legal behavior.

VA police have a good reputation but I dont want to risk it anyway.

I just cannot afford to have to explain on my next clearance investigation that I have been arrrested "but I swear it wasnt my fault", bla, bla..
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Me. Daily attire. Yes, even the mason jar of tea. These are the several things with me everywhere I go. My work keys, small pocket knife, 1911, refreshing beverage.

And anyone who says I just have something to prove... Whatever. I just happen to really like my sweet tea.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:37 PM   #16
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I OC maybe 3 times a week, not cause I want to look tuff or prove anything. I feel i shouldn't have to CC my weapon cause a person is not comfortable with my right to carry a firearm. As for being the first target if a BG see my OC weapon, I would only hope my training takes over and I can evade and draw in time to get out of harms way.
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Originally Posted by rhyno13 View Post
I would. I wish I could open carry in Texas.
Mabey it was a rumor but I heard something along the lines that Texas was considering an open carry law?
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I can't yet afford to exercise my natural right granted to me upon being born into the human race. The right that says I can protect myself from harm, in a manner of my choosing, yet is steadily infringed upon by governments.

In other words, I OC because I can't afford a concealed carry permit. A permit that is unconstitutional.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:53 PM   #19
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The answer to the OP's question is: lunatics. There is something wrong with the folks who open carry in metropolitan areas just because they can and/or want to throw it in people's faces. Sorry: they're "off."

I do agree that they are important laws so that some accidental display, real or only alleged, and legitimate or just unassuming open carry isn't used against responsible (sane) gun owners.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:06 PM   #20
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Open carry here is very common during all hunting seasons, in stores, gas stations you name it. Anyone on a trail or in the woods off the beaten path has a pistol strapped on, no one even looks twice. Other then that, dont see it much.

Something I am noticing in the last year is groups of normal folk’s carrying assault rifles on their backs and gathering in groups in front of the local police stations and such. I think something happened locally with the police that I missed and people are making a point about 2A....
Don’t see it in town much, here and there, other than the groups I have seen lately

I have spent a lot of time in Alaska, a lot of open carry there as well.

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