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  1. #171
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    Actually, In Pennsylvania we use OC'ing as activism
    Here are some pictures of the South Western PA T.E.A Party Rally at Bushy Run Battle Field.
    This year alone we affected a change in Pa LEO's annual training on the aspect of OC. See: http://paopencarry.org/pdfs/PA_Training_Memo.pdf

    Not only did we have the folks from PAFOA but we had folks from opencarry.org, ar15.com, and the ronpaulforums.com
    I'm the fat old guy in the Gadsden Flag shirt and was carrying my S&W 659 sidearm and my AR15A2 engraved with a PAFOA(Pennsylvania Firearms Owners Association) logo

    First Picture is 4 July 2009


    Part of the OC crew 12 September 2009


    A Couple guy's rode their bikes and OC'ed



    Our OC Dinner at Moon township 11 July 2009 because one of our members were hassled by Moon Township LEOs




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  3. Here in Utah OC and CC or both legal. I open carry a lot in my car, home and yard. I still open carry about 30% of the time. So if you broke down the numbers 30% open carry, 40% casual conceal(shirt over gun) and 30% deep conceal(usually only at work).

  4. Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    I believe the state says you can open carry or conceal carry as long as you have a concealed carry permit. I will recheck that, for sure, before I OC. I haven't thought to check the city law as I just assumed that state law superceded. I'll have to check that also.

    More and more I'm liking the idea of OC. Guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.
    Yes, North Dakota is a permit only open carry state and does have state preemption of firearm laws so the state law would be the most restrictive.

  5. #174
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajcampbell2000 View Post
    Here in Utah OC and CC or both legal. I open carry a lot in my car, home and yard. I still open carry about 30% of the time. So if you broke down the numbers 30% open carry, 40% casual conceal(shirt over gun) and 30% deep conceal(usually only at work).
    If you don't have a CC license/permit, there are times where your firearm needs to be "Utah Unloaded". Be careful out there, don't want anyone to get into any unnecessary hassles.



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  6. #175
    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLT View Post
    Yes, North Dakota is a permit only open carry state and does have state preemption of firearm laws so the state law would be the most restrictive.
    Thanks, NavyLT, always nice to have confirmation.

  7. #176
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    Back in the 80's wasn't Georgia an open carry? (otherwise I broke the law for almost 15+ years)
    When I lived in there, I both open carried and concealed carried (required a permit to conceal).

    It was hard not to open carry on a motorcycle, my main mode of transportation.

    I live in South Carolina now which is permitted concealed carry only.

  8. #177
    It depends on the circumstance. As a teacher I have to wait till I am off work and off campus here in Dayton Ohio. I can't even keep it in the car on campus so I leave it at home. First thing I do when I get home is put on the holster and gett the gun out of the safe. If my shirt tail is tucked in I OC for the rest of the day. Otherwise I CC.

  9. #178
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    Michigan here. I sometimes OC. I have a CPL (CCW,LTCH,CCP, whatever) but sometimes OC when it's hot out or if I'm bike riding - don't like having it concealed under a t-shirt because I don't like sweating all over it. Whenever it's cool enough to wear something over a shirt I CC. I'm for OC just because I do think it can be an effective deterrent. I'd rather a thug see me wearing and move on than not see it and end up shot. In that respect I think it would lessen the chance of having to use it. OC should never be casual OC - openly carrying, alone, should have you on orange, maintaining a heightened state of awareness, etc. If I'm not biking and I'm at a OC function or something, I often have a concealed BUG.

    In Michigan there are places that someone isn't allowed to CC even with a CPL but may OC, only with a CPL. With a CPL, someone's exempt from most PFZ's but must OPENLY carry, as CC is not allowed there period. I do see the advantages of maintaining the element of surprise and it holds merit. But it is also true that criminals pick easy targets and seeing someone wearing a gun, I have to say, would definitely influence their choice of potential vics.

    I say to anyone who wants to OC to get your concealed license if you can and carry a concealed BUG.

  10. #179
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcdad View Post
    It depends on the circumstance. As a teacher I have to wait till I am off work and off campus here in Dayton Ohio. I can't even keep it in the car on campus so I leave it at home. First thing I do when I get home is put on the holster and gett the gun out of the safe. If my shirt tail is tucked in I OC for the rest of the day. Otherwise I CC.
    You mean it's against POLICY to keep it in your car on campus? Or against LAW? I know the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional for employers to forbid employees to keep firearms locked in their vehicles at work because it empedes their RKBA to and from. I would think that would qualify but there may be a possibility of campus' being exempted from that. I just read that, I think it was U of Arizona just passed ruling that employees and students, etc. may have their guns on campus but locked in their vehicles. But that's policy, not law... (?)

  11. #180
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    Cool

    Even when living in Arizona where open carry was normal (lived in Tucson) I got my CCP and kept it hidden.

    Now this stae permits open but again I've opted for the CCP and carry about 40% of the time.
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