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Old 12-20-2012, 05:25 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by John_Deer View Post
I have posted this in another thread. We have a neighborhood watch. We often open carry at all times of day and night. We want potential burglars to know there is an armed patrol out and about at any time. For over 20 years our strategy has worked quite well. Other areas have a lot of property crimes. In fact, there are enough property crimes in the county to require a full page for the weekly rag to report all of them. Yet in our area property crimes are non existent.

Unless you are making a statement, open carry is just acting for trouble. We meet with a deputy every month. We all have business cards from several deputies in the event a state trooper or other member of law enforcement takes our actions in the wrong way.

We get constant lectures that the weapons are to remain holstered. We are the eyes and ears of law enforcement. If we see any suspicious activity dial 911 and move to a safe location.
Sound, the first logical reason I've heard to open carry. Proves the point of purposeful intimidation, but in this case it serves a morally just goal. Great addition to the thread I'd say.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #72
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Not quite sure how a discussion about open carry got so heated, but I think it's time to let this conversation fade away.

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