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Old 06-05-2013, 12:44 AM   #31
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Lol you open carry into the ranges I go to and you might get shot, at the very least you will get a very rude welcome!! Most don't even want any loaded weapons on you at all, not even in carry case or bag!! To many drug store Cowboys in these parts!!
That's odd, I would take my business elsewhere if, of all places, a gun range didn't agree with open carry. Don't the employees open carry? Why would they be allowed to and not their customers.
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That's odd, I would take my business elsewhere if, of all places, a gun range didn't agree with open carry. Don't the employees open carry? Why would they be allowed to and not their customers.
Several gun stores in my area are posted with a sign that reads"

"All Guns Must be Cased and Unloaded"
"Except CCW Permit Holders"

I've asked if they restrict OC and was told yes... For customer safety... The notion beng that anyone stupid enough to try a Rob them would have 4 to 7 armed employees engaging them and the owners do not want an innocent customer being shot in the process.

I don't like it... But I do understand the concern and respect it by simply CCing at the gun store.

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Several gun stores in my area are posted with a sign that reads"

"All Guns Must be Cased and Unloaded"
"Except CCW Permit Holders"

I've asked if they restrict OC and was told yes... For customer safety... The notion beng that anyone stupid enough to try a Rob them would have 4 to 7 armed employees engaging them and the owners do not want an innocent customer being shot in the process.

I don't like it... But I do understand the concern and respect it by simply CCing at the gun store.

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I can agree with that, but I do like how the local gun store around me handles it, has a sign stating:

"Keep firearms holstered AT ALL TIMES (in nice big letters) or you will be asked to leave."

I'm not OCing to make a scene or a statement so any rules or restrictions that a private business has, I'll follow.
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As long as it is legal where you live then it is always "time and place" to open carry in unrestricted locations. Just have to learn to quit caring what all the idiots think.
I meant you need to be comfortable at the time you carry. I think if i could OC I would at certain times and places but not others. Just a matter of preference
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The two outdoor ranges I go to allow you to OC, the other 4-5 in the city do not. But they are generally more strict anyways. Which is fine with me because some people need to be watched like a hawk. So I have my two favorite places to go too hehe

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I meant you need to be comfortable at the time you carry. I think if i could OC I would at certain times and places but not others. Just a matter of preference
If I sounded condescending I apologize not my intent.

Personally I am never comfortable when I carry of course I am never comfortable when I don't either lol. IMHO it should not be something that is comfortable because I feel that comfort can in some people and in some cases lead to complacency. A certain level of discomfort is almost always a good thing since it keeps you on edge and your senses sharp.
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That's odd, I would take my business elsewhere if, of all places, a gun range didn't agree with open carry. Don't the employees open carry? Why would they be allowed to and not their customers.
Miami!! Big crime area!! And yes employees do open carry!! Just don't want loaded weapons in there store!! I understand and keep my guns unloaded!! No big deal to me!! If its private property, I assume they have the right to call the shots!! Similar, I wouldn't want strangers in my business or home with loaded guns!! You have to remember, not everyone that carries is legal to carry!! And I guess to save the trouble of checking everyone's CC they blanket everyone!! Get on the range, drop your full mag in and shoot away!! It's really no big deal!!
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Miami!! Big crime area!! And yes employees do open carry!! Just don't want loaded weapons in there store!! I understand and keep my guns unloaded!! No big deal to me!! If its private property, I assume they have the right to call the shots!! Similar, I wouldn't want strangers in my business or home with loaded guns!! You have to remember, not everyone that carries is legal to carry!! And I guess to save the trouble of checking everyone's CC they blanket everyone!! Get on the range, drop your full mag in and shoot away!! It's really no big deal!!
I do acknowledge that a very, very small percentage of people OCing in public may not be legal to do so. I was just questioning the irony of a gun store/range not allowing people to carry openly. If it's a rule that the business owner put in place I would be more than happy to put my gun away for a short walk to get to the range.

I'm just spitballing here, but I would guess that someone who is prohibited to carry/own a gun would might as well try to conceal. If they're going to risk a felony charge, why display it?
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I do acknowledge that a very, very small percentage of people OCing in public may not be legal to do so. I was just questioning the irony of a gun store/range not allowing people to carry openly. If it's a rule that the business owner put in place I would be more than happy to put my gun away for a short walk to get to the range.

I'm just spitballing here, but I would guess that someone who is prohibited to carry/own a gun would might as well try to conceal. If they're going to risk a felony charge, why display it?
I know in some states, OC is more of a everyday routine and lifestyle!! But I really don't see the need to do it, unless you can't Conceal!! Good way to make folks nervous and edgy, especially Law enforcement!! I guess it would tend to stop crime before it got started!! I don't know,I just wouldn't be comfortable with an open gun on my hip at Denny's lol I'm not looking to put myself under a microscope, I CC, to protect myself and my family!! I'm not interested in showing the world every time I walk out the door!! Just my opinion, no offense to all the OC lovers out there!
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I know in some states, OC is more of a everyday routine and lifestyle!! But I really don't see the need to do it, unless you can't Conceal!! Good way to make folks nervous and edgy, especially Law enforcement!! I guess it would tend to stop crime before it got started!! I don't know,I just wouldn't be comfortable with an open gun on my hip at Denny's lol I'm not looking to put myself under a microscope, I CC, to protect myself and my family!! I'm not interested in showing the world every time I walk out the door!! Just my opinion, no offense to all the OC lovers out there!
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