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  1. You're making the assumption that most bad guys are looking for a fight. In fact, nearly all bad guys are looking for weak prey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m444ss:229917
    You're making the assumption that most bad guys are looking for a fight. In fact, nearly all bad guys are looking for weak prey.
    It would make sense then to carry in a way to stop the majority of crimes before they occur. The 1% that aren't looking for weak prey are dangerous to everyone, period.

    Its too bad that 1% has created so many lies and myths about a form of carry.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    Its too bad that 1% has created so many lies and myths about a form of carry.
    It's not the 1% of the criminals that have created those lies and myths. If one buys into, even a little bit, the propaganda that the Brady Bunch and other anti-gun groups have pushed on the public for decades, it creates a feeling that carrying a gun is somehow abnormal or worthy of suspicion. Think of how many people on this forum feel that a police officer is just doing his job by "checking out" a person because they are known to be carrying a gun. Think of how many people on this forum feel the need to tell a cop about their permit or their gun at the first opportunity. Think of how many people on this forum feel that government mandated training and permitting is a good thing "to keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn't carry them".

    All through the latter half of the 19th and first quarter of the 20th centuries, in most of America a man would be considered suspicious and abnormal if they were NOT visibly carrying a gun! It's because of the Brady Bunch and anti-gun rhetoric that has changed that.

    It seems as if the concealed carry only crowd simply has bought into that propaganda, that carrying a gun is worthy of extra scrutiny and suspicion. It appears as if some are just trying to gain more acceptance as a "pro-gun" person when they use excuses like you will be shot first if you open carry.

    I just don't see why the criminal element would want people to conceal carry and why the criminal element would discourage open carry. Open carry presents a huge advantage to the criminal because they can readily identify the hardened target and wait two minutes for that guy with the gun to leave or go down the street one block to the next "stop and rob" where there doesn't appear to be any armed citizens present.

    I really don't think, in my mind, that the criminal element had anything to do with starting the "you'll be a target" open carry myths.
    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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    Did u say its been debated?.... Any popcorn left???

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    Quote Originally Posted by wa1emt View Post
    Did u say its been debated?.... Any popcorn left???
    Does this give you any idea how MUCH it's been debated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    It's not the 1% of the criminals that have created those lies and myths. If one buys into, even a little bit, the propaganda that the Brady Bunch and other anti-gun groups have pushed on the public for decades, it creates a feeling that carrying a gun is somehow abnormal or worthy of suspicion. Think of how many people on this forum feel that a police officer is just doing his job by "checking out" a person because they are known to be carrying a gun. Think of how many people on this forum feel the need to tell a cop about their permit or their gun at the first opportunity. Think of how many people on this forum feel that government mandated training and permitting is a good thing "to keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn't carry them".

    All through the latter half of the 19th and first quarter of the 20th centuries, in most of America a man would be considered suspicious and abnormal if they were NOT visibly carrying a gun! It's because of the Brady Bunch and anti-gun rhetoric that has changed that.

    It seems as if the concealed carry only crowd simply has bought into that propaganda, that carrying a gun is worthy of extra scrutiny and suspicion. It appears as if some are just trying to gain more acceptance as a "pro-gun" person when they use excuses like you will be shot first if you open carry.

    I just don't see why the criminal element would want people to conceal carry and why the criminal element would discourage open carry. Open carry presents a huge advantage to the criminal because they can readily identify the hardened target and wait two minutes for that guy with the gun to leave or go down the street one block to the next "stop and rob" where there doesn't appear to be any armed citizens present.

    I really don't think, in my mind, that the criminal element had anything to do with starting the "you'll be a target" open carry myths.
    It seems though, that they use the 1% that isn't deterred as the example for not open carrying. Because it doesn't deter 100% of the time, its not good enough. So while the 1% doesn't directly create the idea, it definitely enables the anti-oc to continue to spread the misinformation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Gay Al View Post
    Does this give you any idea how MUCH it's been debated?

    I can see this debate going on forever right along side the caliber debate, one in the tube debate, help a victim debate...after horses I guess we will have to go after DOLPHIN AND WHALES....then COWS AND CHICKENS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Gay Al View Post
    Does this give you any idea how MUCH it's been debated?

    That poor little horse. Also, the Big Gay Gun Blog doesn't seem to have been updated for a while. Ahem.

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    My two cents...
    I do not think it really matters.
    I say no matter what, the criminals will do what the criminals will do.

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    I live in Pennsylvania and I rarely ever see anybody open carry their firearms. Now, probably because of "open carry" not in everybody's face, you will not see to many establishments with that "No Gun Allowed" signs on their doors! Like you see in Virginia. If you throw it in their faces they will react negatively. IMHO.

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