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    Why a permit?

    Why is it that you have to have a permit to carry a concealed weapon? You do not, however, have to have a permit to carry openly. Far as I know, you can carry open all day long. I think the stipulation is that if it causes some sort of scene or alarms the public in any way that there are repercussions, but what are they?
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    Then again you could be in Florida where if you carry openly you will spend all day long in the slam.

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    as 2beararms stated, it varies from state to state and sometimes even within states. (Urban vs rural)..

    I would actually prefer to conceal.. If I were to be able to open carry, you never know what kind of attention it will bring (many gun fighters in the old west were challenged because of their reputation). Also anybody doing something wrong, knows to look out for you.. But if you conceal.. The bad guys don't know who to worry about.. is it the guy that looks like a marine, or the 70 year old man from Louisville with a 40 faking the heart attack??? Is it the lady over there?? They just don't know..

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    This is becoming the norm in most areas, with exception to places such as Alaska, where CCW and open carry are legal with no permits. Our society has become a place where guns are not politically correct and alot of people freak out at the sight of a firearm. These sheltered and psycologically challenged individuals have trouble handling many things in life, and guns just happen to be one of them. Unfortunately, constant doses of 24 hour News, advice from "Experts" like Oprah and Dr. Phil, and Movies geared toward violence with guns, only make things worse, because they are recieving advice on firearms from people who haven't got the slightest clue as to the respectable use of firearms. Movies, the News, the "Experts", and our wonderful Politicians have all become so out of touch with reality and real people, that they have determined that "they" know what is best for you, the simple minded masses, who are unable to think and would kill and destroy each other, if it were not for their guidance and wisdom.

    Their wisdom, is that guns are bad, people who have guns are evil, crazy or incompetent, and they and their guns need to be controlled for our own good. Therefore, carrying a gun in public where everyone is exposed to the severe danger of it "going off or something" while you carry it, is a very real danger in their minds. This also includes some Police Chiefs and Sheriffs, who "know better than you". I quote the former idiot Police Chief of Gonzales, LA, who arrested a person for open carry in a local strip mall. "We're not going to allow guns to be carried around Women and Children". I find it strange that Police Officers are totally immune to this danger and scrutiny, especially knowing how many officers have accidental/ negligent discharges every year. But that's just me. Anyway, you are looked upon as a bafoon who doesn't have the knowledge or skill to handle one, simply because you are not wearing a badge and uniform, therefore you are a danger to the public. You scare people, therefore you are a disturbance to the peace. Other people cannot determine if you have "bad intentions" with a gun. They are unable to determine that a man with his family and friends, eating a meal in a local cafe, isn't the same man wearing a ski mask, yelling and screaming "gimme yo money mo-fo or you gunna die." So since anti-gun people have NO common sense, No judgement, and NO sympathy for you and your families safety, the days of wearing a gun openly are about gone, except for a few places where people with common sense, actually outnumber (or out scream)the psycologically challenged anti-gun people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911 Headbanger View Post
    simply because you are not wearing a badge and uniform, therefore you are a danger to the public.
    NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
    I will tell you that I used to ride the NY Subway at night.. I was more afraid of the Barney Fife transit cop, straight out of the academy (that's why they were on the night shift) than I was the bad guys. Some of these guys were 125 lbs soaking wet.. I was more afraid they would accidentally shoot me if something happened than the bad guys..

    Maybe is was just me...

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    In Georgia you can't carry either way, openly or concealed, without a GFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronwill View Post
    In Georgia you can't carry either way, openly or concealed, without a GFL.
    I live In SC and have a ccp thats good in FL.but not in Georgia so what do you do when going through Georgia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911 Headbanger View Post
    "gimme yo money mo-fo or you gunna die."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigspurr View Post
    I live In SC and have a ccp thats good in FL.but not in Georgia so what do you do when going through Georgia?
    There are two things you can. 1st with a SC CWP you can keep it in your console just like SC. 2nd and the best thing to do is send $20 to New Hampshire and get a NH Non-resident permit. Then you can carry in GA, AL and Miss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektarr View Post
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