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Old 10-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #11
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In a hypothetical situation where you are open carrying and I'm the bad guy; I'd shoot you first. - cane
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You lose your tactical advantage in the same hypothetical situation.
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I don't know about GA laws. However, I got a CWP to carry a gun concealed. I don't care for open carry in public places for a few reasons.

1. You'll upset the sheeple. They don't know why you've got a gun strapped to your side. It makes them uneasy, and it makes them call the police. Be prepared to deal with an unnecessary hassle.

2. You're going to be challenged by LEOs if they see you. Another hassle you don't need.

3. Most importantly... I carry to protect myself. I feel I have a better chance having the element of surprise. Carrying in the open makes you a target. In a situation you'll be the first person to be shot. Or they will make sure to take you down and relieve you of your gun. It can also make brazen criminals decide to attack you just to get a free gun.

All around it's asking for trouble. But hey, I know a lot of people do it to assert their 2A rights. If you're fine with those potential problems, then go ahead. Just don't go out there looking for a confrontation with a LEO to try and prove a point. I've seen You Tube videos of people like that. It's pretty immature and gives the rest of us a bad name.

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Very good points. I have to admit, i have carried in the open just bc i was "flexin" my 2nd A rights. Majority of the time now its cc. On occasion i carry in the open bc i didnt wanna fight w/the holster. Im tryin to find a comfortable cc holster for my glock 27 and soon i hope to get the xds 45.

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In a hypothetical situation where you are open carrying and I'm the bad guy; I'd shoot you first. - cane
and my guns are shy, so I have to keep them covered.
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In Mississippi (where I'm originally from) every public library that gets even a single penny of government funding, also gets a complete law library. The updates come out every year in paperback, and every ten years they get a complete new law library in hardback.

Get thee to a local library and check. If they have the code books (Mississippi libraries keep them for state, county, and city), then you can look it up yourself with your own two eyeballs. Make copies of the relevant information.

Then hope you don't come across a criminal with Canebrake's idea while your open carrying. FWIW, I OC myself. Because it's not only legal in Louisiana, but it's also pretty common knowledge, and I haven't found myself in a position yet to be able to pay for the privilege of exercising my infringed rights.

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+1 - fully agree with Cane
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I never found the need to open carry where the "other guy" was intelligent enough to recognize my false sense of power or my lack of manliness. (What'd he say? )

Translation: I open carry while hunting.
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Im just trying to find out some info. I have a ccw and i carry in the open as well as concealed, depending on what i feel like that day. A ccw permit is good for either in the open or concealed in the state of ga correct?
If you have a carry permit in GA, you are free to open carry or conceal. I open carry only when walking from my car to the range. Not even the cops give a hoot about that. But all open carry means to me is that if I happen to print when CCW, I ain't gonna get in trouble like one of those sissy states. I agree completely that open carry in the general public is drawing unnecessary attention to yourself and places you at a strategic disadvantage. The end.
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If you carry concealed it would make life easier.carrying open draws to much attention in most places
Totally agree. Low profile..low profile..
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