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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Most of the strongest anti-open carry comments and sentiment comes from those people who have never tried it in real, everyday life and/or live in repressive states where it is illegal such as Texas and Oklahoma.
    I was certainly one of 'those' people but I can state categorically that I have seen the light. To be honest, I expected to be quickly escorted out the door of the first business I went in to. NOBODY could have been more surprised than I at the 'non' reaction of everyone I came into contact with.

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  3. Quote Originally Posted by BuddhaKat View Post
    I was certainly one of 'those' people but I can state categorically that I have seen the light.
    And I absolutely applaud you for your open mind and ability to see beyond personal theories and the ability to grasp that there might be some truth and benefit to a way of thinking that does not fit into your personal notions! Whether or not you chose to or continue to open carry isn't really what's important. Simply recognizing that there is benefit to both methods and which method of carry is better is a personal choice that should be based on an honest evaluation of the situation and location rather than unproven theories. We should carry our guns, first in accordance with law, and second by which method is the most effective means of self-protection. I think too much emphasis is placed on what others might think of our choice of what is most effective for our self-protection.
    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 SouthernBoy View Post
    If those LEO's were to do that would they get in a world of trouble in your town?
    I dont know. This small town is run by the 'good ole boys' and they do watch each others backsides. But IF it does happen I hope that those poor excuses for cops lose their jobs over it. Police MUST obey the law as we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santa View Post
    I dont know. This small town is run by the 'good ole boys' and they do watch each others backsides. But IF it does happen I hope that those poor excuses for cops lose their jobs over it. Police MUST obey the law as we do.
    In my state, the carrying of a firearm is not justification for police to stop someone and detain them, run their gun's serial number, or arrest them UNLESS there is RAS or PC. I am not talking about a MWAG call to 911 which an officer has been dispatched to check out. And even that is not reason to do much else than observed or approach the citizen. The LEO can ask but you don't have to respond or comply UNLESS he has reasonable articulable suspicion (RAS).

    If the police in your town feel they can throw someone on the ground if they see them legally OC'ing, they really need to be put in their place quickly. Otherwise someone could get hurt. That is not what we want our employees (public servants) doing to We the People.
    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?
    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    Comments like "If I see someone carrying a gun he's gonna kiss the ground!" are irritable to stupid at best. If said cops kepy that up they would very soon be "kissing a lawsuit".

    I have never tried to OC. Sorry, I am from Germany, I just can't do it! Please don't hate me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jg1967 View Post
    Comments like "If I see someone carrying a gun he's gonna kiss the ground!" are irritable to stupid at best. If said cops kepy that up they would very soon be "kissing a lawsuit".

    I have never tried to OC. Sorry, I am from Germany, I just can't do it! Please don't hate me!
    Ahh, but you're in America now. Don't know what state you live in but hopefully it's friendly to both modes of carry.
    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?
    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

  8. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    Ahh, but you're in America now. Don't know what state you live in but hopefully it's friendly to both modes of carry.
    North Carolina supposedly is but I have not yet had the guts to test it!

  9. Quote Originally Posted by BuddhaKat View Post
    I was certainly one of 'those' people but I can state categorically that I have seen the light. To be honest, I expected to be quickly escorted out the door of the first business I went in to. NOBODY could have been more surprised than I at the 'non' reaction of everyone I came into contact with.
    I am a fairly new exerciser of my constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I purchased my Glock 19 almost two years ago and have just recently submitted my paperwork and fees for concealed carry here in New Mexico. While I was saving up, obtaining a copy of my birth certificate, and attending the requisite classes I open carried at home and in the vehicle initially. I knew I could open carry here in New Mexico but I didn't want to frighten people so I would put my firearm under the driver's seat whenever I would enter any kind of establishment. This was mostly out of ignorance of the law that I was learning about.

    Even so, I would be walking through places like Walmart, fast-food establishments, and gas stations with a nylon holster holding a spare magazine (that I bought with my firearm) on a 2.5 inch security belt that also had a cuff holder attached (that my wife had from a previous security job). The belt is very comfortable but I thought I might be branded a police-wannabe by everyone. Needless to say that never happened in over a year. I've slowly left my firearm holstered more and more as I learned the law and which establishments and areas I'm allowed to open carry in (which is pretty much everywhere in New Mexico).

    The only negative experience I had was after I had completed my concealed carry training and was fairly comfortable with my rig in public. It occurred in a high school gymnasium at a junior high girls basketball game. I left my firearm in the car, per the law, and entered with a coat covering the holster. There was a nice lady giving out tickets who didn't notice the holster. Everything was quiet until later during the game when a white-haired, grandmotherly type (who was volunteering) came up to me from behind and demanded to know why I was wearing a scabbard. It took me a moment to realize she was referring to my empty holster. I told her it was a holster and my firearm was in the car. She ignored what I said and turned to another volunteer and asked him if I was police and why I was wearing a scabbard. I didn't hear their conversation because I didn't feel like standing around waiting to be addressed in an adult fashion. If they wanted further clarification I was prepared. As it turned out they left me alone (he apparently told her there was nothing wrong with wearing a holster but for the rest of the game she kept a close eye on me and when we left the kind ticket lady wouldn't acknowledge we existed (eyes averted) as we left.

    I am prepared to educate anyone I come across about our rights under the Constitution and feel very comfortable open carrying and when my concealed carry permit arrives in about a month I won't have to worry about a coat or shirt flapping over my rig and turning me into an instant felon. The way I see it, as some have eloquently stated, the point isn't whether open carry deters, or concealed carry gives you the element of surprise, the point is simply that you carry. I will be open and concealed about my carrying as I see fit but more open than concealed according to circumstances and to open as many opportunities to educate as many as I can.

  10. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by jg1967 View Post
    Anybody with an ounce of common sense should be able to figure out that you are either a LEO or definetly not a bad guy because you would not carry openly if you were. It's not really rocket science.
    Would that common sense was actually common. You know how smart the average guy is. By definition, half the people aren't even that smart.
    War to the Knife, Knife to the hilt.
    If we don't want to live in a trashy area, we all have to be willing to help pick up the trash.

  11. #60
    Quote Originally Posted by jimelrod View Post
    Why would you want to carry oc when you have a ccw. Then you do not have to worry what people are thinking and bringing attention to yourself.
    I've never worried about what what other people think. I honestly don't give a rat's terminal excretal passage about their level of discomfort. If someone wants to carry concealed, that's fine with me, and I don't even care about their reason for doing so. I merely expect and demand the same consideration.

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