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Old 09-06-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Stopped by Philly Police While OC

Yesterday I was out walking, OCing my P95 when I was stopped by the Philly police. Someone made a call about a man with a gun.

After a check of my License To Carry Firearms I was on my way. In total, about a 5 minute encounter.

Some of you may have read about how the Philly police have treated firearms owners in the past, but this incident was handled courteously and professionally. I returned that courtesy therefore I wasn't threatened, harrassed, or had my weapon confiscated. One officer did admire my Ruger though.

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Why do you prefer open carry to conceal carry?

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Why do you prefer open carry to conceal carry?
#1, it is my right.
#2, sometimes it is more convenient and comfortable depending on what I am carrying or how I am dressed.

I don't OC to intimidate. Some people don't notice, some notice and don't care. Others take an interest and get an education or a decent discussion. Then you have the sheep that panic and call the police.
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Thanks for posting. Glad to hear the Philly cops got their act together. I know a few personally and they are good guys, a few over-zealous ones give the force a bad rap.

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Don't people realize. It's NOT the person that carries the gun, in a proper holster, and NOT ACTING in any way out of place, that's a threat. It's the ones who hide the gun under a trench coat or hoodie, with their hand on the weapon, and acting out of place, that's the threat. I think all towns, when having their town meetings, should also bring up their city gun carrying laws, to shut down these scared tree huggers and not be calling the Police each time they see an honest person doing what's within the gun laws. The person calling the Police should be given a "Warning ticket" because of "panic" reporting and be made to read up on their State's gun rights and City gun carrying laws.
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HEY!! Dont be hatin' on us tree huggers. I hug trees all the time....it makes for a steady sight picture.
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Actually, that's not a bad idea. Because I agree the guy walking around with a properly-holstered weapon, who could very well be a plain-clothes officer, is not the threat.
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The person calling the Police should be given a "Warning ticket" because of "panic" reporting and be made to read up on their State's gun rights and City gun carrying laws.
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From Lindenwood,
"Actually, that's not a bad idea. Because I agree the guy walking around with a properly-holstered weapon, who could very well be a plain-clothes officer, is not the threat."

I agree 110%! The vast majority of thugs do NOT carry openly, nor (most of the time) in a holster. Many are convicted felons and the last thing they want to do is be caught carrying a gun. Also, most carry stolen guns so they can't be traced back to them when they git rid of them (throwing them in the weeds, in a dumpster, in a gutter, the river, etc.

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