This is a discussion on Do You Open Carry? within the Polls forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; I open carry everywhere, everyday. In Michigan, OC with a CPL, exempts you from most of the pistol free zones....
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|February 1st, 2012, 03:37 PM||#32|
Join Date: Feb 2011
I would like to but Where i live it is diffrent from city to city.I preffer to carry open.When i visited Arizona i open carried and had no problems.
|February 3rd, 2012, 07:15 AM||#33|
Join Date: Feb 2008
In CT it's technically legal in all but two cities. (You do need a carry permit, but it's not a concealed permit...)
I don't for practical reasons. The only people I've ever seen open carry are LEO and security personnel. The general public is not used to seeing armed citizens and it's a safe bet that very, very few know that it's legal.
So it's quite likely that open carry will cause a fuss that frankly I don't want to hassle with. Waitress sees a gun, freaks, reports it to the manager, manger asks me to leave, maybe calls the cops... who needs that noise? Sure I'd be in the right and at the end of the day I'd go home fully vindicated, but what would be accomplished by all the crap everyone would go through in between? A 2A point would be made. Great. Fine. If that's your gig, go for it. I have plenty on my plate without becoming an activist.
I don't carry a gun to make a political statement.
I don't carry a gun to protect the public.
I don't carry a gun to deter crime.
I carry a gun for one reason only. As an absolute last resort to be used for self-defense. CCW does that just fine for me, thanks.
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|February 3rd, 2012, 09:13 AM||#34|
Join Date: May 2008
A gun is a portable object with considerable street value. Anyone who's counting solely on the deterrent value of simply having a gun is deluded.
No, I don't believe that a robber with the stones to rob a guy of his gun is typical. But if you walk around open carrying, you're like a deep sea net trolling around the ocean; eventually you'll net a shark.
|February 11th, 2012, 08:30 AM||#35|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N. KY
I love it when people who proclaim they are pro 2A, like to crap all over other 2A people because they open carry. Looks like Tiprip covets his right to conceal carry, but wants to condemn people who differ with his opinion when exercising legal right to choose for themselves, how they want to carry. Looks like you straddle the line between the Brady/Obama folks, with a big sign sayinng I support the 2nd amendment, but only if it's exercised the way I want it to be.
Lots of people around here open carry. Reason? It's legal, our state recognizes the 2A at face value, and we know if we don't exercise our right to open carry, we could easily lose it. We also don't deride people who carry concealed, were sort of on the same team. So hide yours all the way down in your whitey tidy's if you want, and while your attacker is pumping lead into your forehead, you can die trying to dig it out. I don't think one known case of this makes anyone deluded. IMHO you're the the one that's deluded. Robber comes up with a handgun pointed in your face, asks for your money, and while you're digging into your clothes for your concealed weapon, you think he's going to wait on you? Nope, he's going to realise that's not your wallet your diggiing for, and put two or three in your face. But by golly that weapon will be nice and concealed, that's for sure. I'll take my chances that on a fluke, a criminal will avoid me, and go on to the next guy who's obviously unarmed.
Delusional? Sounds like you just have a hard on for open carry people. Carry anyway you wish. I don't call you delusional, for exercising your right to carry concealed. But I'd wager that you'd be a much more likely target than a person who is obviously carrying. And if you've already got that weapon pointed in your face, you can shout out, "you'd better not shoot, I'm carrying concealed, and as soon as I can get this thing out....you're in big trouble".....would make a great epitaph....
|July 12th, 2013, 11:04 PM||#36|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
I only open carry while I am hunting, hanging around the hunting camp or wandering the woods. Other than that, I do not want anyone to know that I am carrying.
|July 13th, 2013, 03:58 PM||#37|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Just east of the Canadian Rockies
Well, I 'open carry' at work, but otherwise it's not an option for me. Carry permits in Canada are legal in theory, but in practice they are hen's teeth.
However, if I lived someplace that gave me the option, I'd open-carry as much as possible. 'Ordinary' non-gun people need to learn that guns in the right hands are _good_, not scary, and the best way to do that is to be 'out' [to use an expression from a very different context]. I'm not worried about becoming a target, since in my experience all but a tiny minority of bad guys are cowardly s___heads that will run from a fight.
Of course carrying openly isn't always appropriate, so I'd want the option to carry concealed when necessary.
|July 13th, 2013, 04:15 PM||#38|
Join Date: Dec 2010
In Ohio open carry is legal, so is concealed carry. Almost no one open carries. I don't want anyone knowing I have a firearm on me. Don't need the undue attention. Its also a courtesy to people who are not firearm friendly!!
|July 13th, 2013, 04:19 PM||#39|
Join Date: Dec 2010
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