Originally Posted by c3shooter
I open carry when I am hunting with a handgun- only (Dang thing is too big to conceal without a tarp). In all other cases, I carry concealed- now that I am retired, with a permit, not a badge. In most cases, a LEO does not need a permit- his commission as an LEO grants him the privilege of carrying- concealed or otherwise.
When off duty, why in the name of the Wide World of Sports would you advertise that you are carrying? A "Please shoot me FIRST" sign would be just as effective.
Ditto, the only time I might be caught in an open carry situation is when I am
hunting big game & need to get a flat tire fixed (beyond my ability) at the
first tire store or Wal-mart that I encouter! Last year I found myself in such
a situation & The Post Falls Wal-mart "bent-over" backwards to help me!
I was treated like a cop (in a good way) & sent back to my hunting camp
when I was dressed in full camo with my sidearm hanging on my belt! No one
made a comment other than a little boy in line as I purchased some
"grub" in the checkout line as he asked his mother, "Cowboy"?! (I was wearing
a grey wool cowboy hat @ the time)! "I smiled & said yes to him & her mum"!