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This is a discussion on open carry thoughts within the Open Carry Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; As I do not live in an open carry state (Florida), I wish it was, and I often think about ...

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    As I do not live in an open carry state (Florida), I wish it was, and I often think about what other random factors would go along with open carrying. As we know, non gun owners get nervous when they see a person open carrying who is not a police officer. But I think there would be ways or things to do to ease the nerves of others.

    One being to dress professionally. Seeing someone dressed in nice slacks & a collared shirt with a firearm would be a bit less off setting then the same person wearing baggy jeans, a Linkin Park Tshirt and a beanie. If you present yourself in a respectful way, you will be respected.

    Any other ideas?

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    If you have to ask you probably shouldn't open carry

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    I dress casual (Jeans and a tshirt) to nicely (your description). What makes the biggest difference is the attitude. Either way I dress, hasn't changed how people react to me.

    So yes, I agree don't dress like a complete slob, but more importantly, have a good attitude.
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    Folks should dress however they feel comfortable , I don't dress to please I dress for comfort, if baggy clothes make me look gangster then you're judgemental. I don't dress prep to fit in, I dress for comfort, u don't like my baggy clothes the $&@k off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    I dress casual (Jeans and a tshirt) to nicely (your description). What makes the biggest difference is the attitude. Either way I dress, hasn't changed how people react to me.

    So yes, I agree don't dress like a complete slob, but more importantly, have a good attitude.
    +1, I don't wear polo's much, mostly nice Tshirts and clean jeans. Every once in a while a nice button up shirt. But attitude has a lot to do with it, don't act paranoid, just go about your business with confidence like you belong, because you do!

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    Is there a list of open carry states?

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    Go to the forum (open carry.org) and it should help answer some of your questions. Their forum format is set up very similar to this one.

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    If you have to ask you probably should carry!

    Asking is one of the best ways to educate yourself and find out what it is like.

    I asked and have begun doing it after getting some good answers. As with all things you have to sift and choose and decide who you will believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFro View Post
    As I do not live in an open carry state (Florida), I wish it was, and I often think about what other random factors would go along with open carrying. As we know, non gun owners get nervous when they see a person open carrying who is not a police officer. But I think there would be ways or things to do to ease the nerves of others.

    One being to dress professionally. Seeing someone dressed in nice slacks & a collared shirt with a firearm would be a bit less off setting then the same person wearing baggy jeans, a Linkin Park Tshirt and a beanie. If you present yourself in a respectful way, you will be respected.

    Any other ideas?
    I sometimes enjoy listening to Linkin Park and I sometimes wear baggy jeans and a beanie....WTF are you trying to say??

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    Beanies = cool
    Hoodies = not always

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