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    they apparently made a calculation that concludes they make more money without all the open carry. If they are right they won't miss you.

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  3. I'll carry when and where I please. Concealed or open. If that's not OK with them I won't have a problem not buying their over priced drinks.

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  4. I think it is important that if we are going to choose to take our business elsewhere, that we take a few minutes to email them and tell them why.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by croute View Post
    I've been pondering the whole open carry argument for a long time. Honestly, I think the whole problem is the fact that the general public isn't used to people carrying guns anymore. Especially with all the shootings going on. So, although we have a right to practice it, there are way more people that don't understand it. That's why I don't open carry. I think it just freaks people out, and you're not going to ease their minds until it becomes so common that they don't think about it anymore. Until that time, I can't disagree with a business person just trying to conduct business without problems. The goal of any business is to make money. If something is getting in the way of that, or causing a major disruption during the course of conducting business, it's in their best interest to alleviate the problem. I can't disagree with that thought process.
    You, and everyone, is entitled to their opinion concerning open carry (or anything really) and I respect that. Now, I have a question that might be food for thought ....

    How would people become used to seeing guns be "commonplace" again if people don't open carry because of being afraid it might freak people out?

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    Guys, I support the right to open carry, even though I choose to CC. Still, pictures like this one from a Starbucks don't help us (posted on bearingarms.com):


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    Quote Originally Posted by ezkl2230 View Post
    Guys, I support the right to open carry, even though I choose to CC. Still, pictures like this one from a Starbucks don't help us (posted on bearingarms.com):

    I'd like to know if these people open carry regularly? It looks like they are non carrying gun owners, New gun owners, or concealed carriers with a terribly irresponsible misconception of open carry

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  8. On the one hand - I wish they hadn't come down negative against OC.

    On the other hand - At least they have not posted it so I can legally CC there.

    In reality - I rarely go to a Starbucks anyway so it is basically no change to me.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by ezkl2230 View Post
    Guys, I support the right to open carry, even though I choose to CC. Still, pictures like this one from a Starbucks don't help us (posted on bearingarms.com):



    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    I'd like to know if these people open carry regularly? It looks like they are non carrying gun owners, New gun owners, or concealed carriers with a terribly irresponsible misconception of open carry
    Allow me to introduce you to the gentleman in the photo (since he was a Sailor serving his country in Kuwait at the time, I would say the caption is entirely wrong. I would say the caption should read, "This is one of the reasons why we CAN have nice things in America!"):

    "That pic is of me [not me, NavyLCDR, but the guy in the photo], on an Army base in Kuwait. It was the closest Starbucks to the base the Navy had us on back in 2005. In order to leave base, you needed four things:
    1) Signed permission from your Commanding Officer
    2) A Cell Phone
    3) At least one buddy
    and lastly
    4) Weapons

    We could not leave base without weapons of our own, or an armed escort!

    So we drove from Camp Patriot to the inland Army base for things like Starbucks and pizza! It was a little taste of home!

    It became a mantra.."Grab your guns, were going to Starbucks!"

    We took those pictures at the Starbucks on base where we all were carrying, to send home to friends and show them how "bad" we had it! My comment at the time was "And you think the line at your starbucks is bad!"

    Some of the comments regarding your story bothered me, until I sat back and realized that people will believe what they want, regardless of the facts.....especially if they don't have them!"
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    NavyLCDR... do you have a link to that explanation that I can post on other websites that are using that picture as the poster boy of everything that is wrong with OC?

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