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Open Carry Revisited

Open Carry Revisited

The worlds of firearms, concealed carry, and self defense are all constantly evolving. For me, that’s part of the fun of this job—I’m constantly learning new things and engaging with new ideas. 2017 has been especially interesting—a lot’s changed. The political situation in the US has shifted dramatically, the nature of the threats we face…

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Permitless Carry

Permitless Carry Outside of Constitutional Carry States

Believe it or not, one doesn't have to necessarily live in a constitutional carry state in order to carry without a permit. Most states have a mechanism at law that allows a person to conceal a firearm on their person without a permit, though it is in limited circumstances. Even states that are thought of…

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My Experiment in Open Carry, Part Two: Maiden Voyage

My Experiment in Open Carry, Part Two: Maiden Voyage

As the title would suggest, this is the second article in a series about my experiences open carrying a handgun. If you're just finding this, I'd suggest starting at the beginning.  When all the plans had been made and the preparations double-checked, I found myself thinking of something my father was fond of saying: “It's…

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Why I’ve Abandoned Open Carry

Why I’ve Abandoned Open Carry

If there is one single issue that divides the pro-gun crowd, it’s open carry. Those that advocate open carry argue a right not used is a right lost, and that guns shown openly in public normalize and desensitize guns to those that would otherwise not even know that they have that right.  Concealed carriers argue…

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Open Carry Advocate Becomes Wanted Man

Open Carry Advocate Becomes Wanted Man

Shortly after shots rang out in Dallas at a Black Lives Matter protest, Mark Hughes found himself in a precarious situation. Hughes was openly carrying a rifle at the protest, an act which is perfectly legal in Texas. But as the confusion and pandemonium of the situation spread, photos of Hughes began showing up on…

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The Pros and Cons of Open Carry Demonstrations

The Pros and Cons of Open Carry Demonstrations

While USA Carry's primary mission is to support and promote the concealed carry community across the United States, we've also talked a great deal about open carry and the challenges around it. We've covered the changing laws around open carry state-by-state, as a quick search of the site will confirm. Today we're going to take…

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My Experiment in Open Carry: Part One

My Experiment in Open Carry: Part One

This is the first of a series of articles, and a bit of a departure from my normal contributions. Here I'll recount my experiences open-carrying a handgun, with a focus on the reaction from the rest of the public. Nothing in here should be construed as legal advice; it's just an account of one person's…

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Arkansas AG States Open Carry is Legal

Arkansas AG States Open Carry is Legal

According to the Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, as long as you don't plan on using a handgun illegally, then open carry on your person and in a vehicle is legal per to Act 746 of 2013. She gave her opinion on Act 746 of 2013 in a letter while trying to clear up confusion for gun owners…

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Why You Should Always Be Carrying

Why You Should Always Be Carrying

Let's talk everyday carry. And let's try a novel approach in doing so. Let's eschew discussion of concealed vs. open carry. Let's avoid arguing about what the best carry piece is, or which carry system is best. And please, for the love of all that's good and right in this troubled world, let's not revive…

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