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  1. Carrying a firearm in your home

    Hey people,

    I just want to know I dont have a license to carry concealed ......yet. ( Rhode Island's tough)
    but what my question is ...

    Can I carry my weapon in my own home legally?
    Concealed or open?

    this may be a dumb question so Im sorry for anyone I bore with the question but I want to be clear.

    Thanks!

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    Your home is your home.
    When you step outside, then worry about OC and CC laws.
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    You can walk around your house with as many legal guns as you want. Just don't go outside.
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    Yes, and you should carry in your home. My personal thoughts are that people are most vulnerable in their home. Consider "Coopers Color Code." In the home people feel most secure and let their guard down. On Coopers Color Code, they would be in condition white - you should never be in condition white, not in this day and age.

    * White - Unaware and unprepared. If attacked in Condition White, the only thing that may save you is the inadequacy or ineptitude of your attacker. When confronted by something nasty, your reaction will probably be "Oh my God! This can't be happening to me."

    * Yellow - Relaxed alert. No specific threat situation. Your mindset is that "today could be the day I may have to defend myself." You are simply aware that the world is a potentially unfriendly place and that you are prepared to defend yourself, if necessary. You use your eyes and ears, and realize that "I may have to SHOOT today." You don't have to be armed in this state, but if you are armed you should be in Condition Yellow. You should always be in Yellow whenever you are in unfamiliar surroundings or among people you don't know. You can remain in Yellow for long periods, as long as you are able to "Watch your six." (In aviation 12 o'clock refers to the direction in front of the aircraft's nose. Six o'clock is the blind spot behind the pilot.) In Yellow, you are "taking in" surrounding information in a relaxed but alert manner, like a continuous 360 degree radar sweep. As Cooper put it, "I might have to shoot."

    * Orange - Specific alert. Something is not quite right and has gotten your attention. Your radar has picked up a specific alert. You shift your primary focus to determine if there is a threat (but you do not drop your six). Your mindset shifts to "I may have to shoot HIM today." In Condition Orange, you set a mental trigger: "If that goblin does 'x', I will need to stop him." Your pistol usually remains holstered in this state. Staying in Orange can be a bit of a mental strain, but you can stay in it for as long as you need to. If the threat proves to be nothing, you shift back to Condition Yellow. Cooper described this as "I might have to shoot HIM," referring to the specific target which has caused the escalation in alert status.

    * Red - Condition Red is fight. Your mental trigger (established back in Condition Orange) has been tripped. If "X" happens I will shoot that person.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Cooper_(colonel)

    Semper fi,
    mike

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    Shooter Mike could not have said it better. It's 4:00 in the morning, I'm at my house with the doors and windows locked but I still have my Sig next to me.
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  7. In Arkansas you can carry anything you like in your home. Some folks scoff at the idea of wearing a sidearm while at home. I take the view of many others. Even though I am at home it does not mean I am safe. If someone decides my home is a good target for a home invasion I want to be able to defend my family and home without having to go get my instrument of defense. In my years of law enforcement and paramedic work I have learned that the unexpected happens very, very fast. Most times there is not time to think, just time to react. I want to keep any BG in view and turning my back to retrieve a weapon puts me and my family at greater risk.

    That is my opinion and practice.

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    All good posts, except that I DO continue to carry outside the house on my own property. Concealed, of course. Nothing says you won't be confronted when taking out the garbage.
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    No need to limit it to inside your house (RI state statute):

    11-47-8. License or permit required for carrying
    pistol - Possession of machine gun.
    (a) No person shall, without a license or permit,
    issued as provided in 11-47-11, 11-47-12
    and 11-47-18, carry a pistol or revolver in any
    vehicle or conveyance or on or about his or her
    person whether visible or concealed, except in
    his or her dwelling house
    or place of business or
    on land possessed by him or her or as provided
    in 11-47-9 and 11-47-10.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by ektarr View Post
    all good posts, except that i do continue to carry outside the house on my own property. Concealed, of course. Nothing says you won't be confronted when taking out the garbage.

    ditto!

  11. Quote Originally Posted by NavyLT View Post
    No need to limit it to inside your house (RI state statute):

    11-47-8. License or permit required for carrying
    pistol - Possession of machine gun.
    (a) No person shall, without a license or permit,
    issued as provided in 11-47-11, 11-47-12
    and 11-47-18, carry a pistol or revolver in any
    vehicle or conveyance or on or about his or her
    person whether visible or concealed, except in
    his or her dwelling house
    or place of business or
    on land possessed by him or her or as provided
    in 11-47-9 and 11-47-10.
    Good find thanks for clearing it up for him!

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