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Old 11-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #16
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I carry concealed and agree with open carry making you a target! Reminds me of the service when guys wanted to be radiomen....that's the guy they shoot first!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:42 PM   #17
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Michigan allows open carry without a permit for anyone that is legally allowed to possess a gun. Very, very seldom do I ever see anyone actually open carrying.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:24 PM   #18
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For me it truly depends on where I'm going and what I'm wearing. For the most part I carry concealed.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #19
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open carry

Here in oregon we can open carry but, that puts a target on your back, I have a ccl and carry on occasion if there is a viable threat or when travelling, a weapon is a last resort advertising it doesn't do any good ,maybe in the old west where everyone was packing then it would work,but the element of surprise is your best defense now
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:07 PM   #20
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Kansas is an open carry state but I have a concealed carry license and will continue to carry concealed. That is not only part of the deterrent for defense but causes less anxiety to others around me. I have no reason to broadcast that I am carrying a weapon.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:13 PM   #21
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I agree with what has been posted here. I will open carry while hiking or camping, but that's it. As mentioned by other posters, this type of open carry is not something as likely to cause any public concern. However, here are my feelings when I see someone open carrying which is legal in my home state of Utah.
1) People around an open carrier tend to seem a little nervous. I think most around are trying to figure out the intent of the open carrier.
2) This may be only my opinion, but most open carriers I observe seem to be guys with a macho complex. They strut around like they are some big shot as if they are in the Wild West or something. I usually just shake my head in private disgust when I see this. Gives gun owners a bad rap in my opinion.

For me I believe discreet is the way to go in public.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:01 AM   #22
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I have seen people in Kentucky open carry and it is a big target on their back. I figure they open carry due to them not having a concealed carry permit. In Kentucky you can open carry without a permit from what I understand. I have a permit so I keep mine concealed, I like the element of surprise.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:33 AM   #23
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I live in Texas and there is no open carry allowed which actually kinda surprises me seeing as it is Texas! But I carry just about everywhere I go except to work because I would have to lock it in my trck and there's been quite a few break-ins and stolen vehicles from my plant(gotta love the security!). So I don't bring it to work so I won't have a weapon floating around out there to cause some problems. I'd actually like to see open carry allowed in Texas just to have the option and like other posters have said not to worry if my shirt rides up and exposes the barrel and hear a bunch of BS for it!
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I live in Texas and there is no open carry allowed which actually kinda surprises me seeing as it is Texas! But I carry just about everywhere I go except to work because I would have to lock it in my trck and there's been quite a few break-ins and stolen vehicles from my plant(gotta love the security!). So I don't bring it to work so I won't have a weapon floating around out there to cause some problems. I'd actually like to see open carry allowed in Texas just to have the option and like other posters have said not to worry if my shirt rides up and exposes the barrel and hear a bunch of BS for it!
Most people wouldn't notice if you were printing or if your shirt rode up a bit because if you look around you, most folks aren't paying attention anyway.
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Valid point there Kenny but you know there's always some stupid idiot out there that might take notice and make a scene out of it.
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Valid point there Kenny but you know there's always some stupid idiot out there that might take notice and make a scene out of it.
Agreed. We are definitely not short of those around here.
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Well now that I see your location we've problably seen a few of the same ones! I'm right down the road from ya!
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I would like to be able to open carry when I'm hunting. In a state where it's legal to hunt big game with a revolver (Texas), it's stupid that I can't carry it in the open while stalking.


As far as keeping the element of surprise or making yourself a target with open carry: it's no different than someone wearing a uniform or a duty rig.
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I carry concealed and agree with open carry making you a target! Reminds me of the service when guys wanted to be radiomen....that's the guy they shoot first!!
Ummm... No... The guy shot first is the guy walking NEXT TO the RTO.
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Hardly anyone Opened carried in Cali. Prob because One is only allowed to throw the gun at an assailant. (Can't have em' loaded) So as of the first of the year the so-called powers that be, have outlawed Open Carry. Not that I would. I guess it depends on the situation. Woods/Hunting-Yes. Natural disaster-Yes. Shopping-No. However in today's times. It looks like One should carry a gun 24/7. However if you cannot get a CCW like in Cali, then Open Carry is the next best thing I guess. Unloaded with a clip in your pocket...
Seriously, the guy who just shot up a school may have been stopped if the Principal and or other teachers had quick hand safes in their desk drawers. In Palm Springs 20 miles from my house there has been shooting every other day. Some are home invasions others are at stop lights. Then there is the Mall in Oregon.
I know I am preaching to the choir when it comes to carrying a gun. However I hope they are still available in 10 more years.

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