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Old February 10th, 2016, 03:21 PM   #61
 
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As an ex-LEO I would never OC. You lose the advantage. Let's say a couple of BG's come into a Circle K. One confronts the clerk and while he's doing that, the other is surveying customers. And there you are, big iron on your hip, bag of Doritos in your hand. You think he's going to just ignore you?
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 03:36 PM   #62
 
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So far I haven't seen anyone open carry where I live. I did see a guy open carry last summer though. Walked right into a convenience store to pay for gas with a Glock on a belt holster. No one seemed to notice or care as he stood in line in front of me. I thought nothing of it.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 04:29 PM   #63
 
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in nm, open carry is legal, but no one in towns ever does it.
people there that want to carry get a concealed permit.
i open carry thru snake season, but leave the gun in the truck in town.

cc is legal in vehicals with no permit.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 09:49 AM   #64
 
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In Virginia, you do not need a permit to open carry. You do need one to conceal. I always wonder when I see an open carrier in Virginia if the carrier had attempted to get a CHP and didn't make it through the vetting process.
I assume they just didn't want to pay the rights tax for permission to be armed.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 10:35 AM   #65
 
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Well after all the bloodshed didn't materialize and have been doing it near a couple of months, nothing.....nothing at all has happened. I was approached by one hysterical woman asking about it...after a brief talking to by me, she calmed down and has become acclimated now.

After a Walmart manager asked for my ID, and I said "No"....everything was alright.

After many Restaurants posted 30.07 and 30.06 signs...30-40 days later they came back down and Open Carry is welcomed now.

I also noticed our Tax assessors office posted, but that too was removed after 30 days.

I attended a local court proceeding addressing Open and Concealed Carry at the Courthouse and witnessed 2 Judges explain they were worried someone would freak out in a bathroom, hallway, or Janitor closet and snatch a gun from a citizen and kill everyone in sight. Their resolution passed and now the entire courthouse is posted. The matter will be addressed by the Texas Attorney General's office soon enough and bring them into State Compliance.

Otherwise, this is a non-issue and the general public is learning this is going to be all right after all.

I get lot's of compliments open carrying and only 2 negative reactions from unstable characters.

So, watch your sixes and be responsible!
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Old February 28th, 2016, 04:36 PM   #66
 
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Since the open carry has passed in Texas, the only people I've seen open carry other than UNIFORMED ON DUTY LEO's have been at the local shooting range. I have a CHL (now known as a LTC), but why broadcast. As far as businesses not allowing open carry, that is their right. It is also my right not to patronize that business if I so choose. No ones saying you can own a gun, not saying you can't carry a gun (providing you meet the qualifications). You just can't carry pass the 30-07 sign. As the Eagles song goes....Get over it

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Interesting to read all the posts. The majority of the time I OC, restaurants, stores, public buildings, has never been an issue, I have been thanked by many for carrying.
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Open carry and concealed carry are two entirely different issues. A business that posts a 30.06 sign prohibiting concealed carry wants to deprive me of my Second Amendment rights. I will not do business with them.

However, a business that posts a 30.07 sign prohibiting open carry is simply trying to keep their liberal sheeple customers from getting worried or excited when they see someone carrying a gun. They're okay with me carrying--they just want me to keep it concealed. I'm good with that.
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I live in KS. We have constitutional carry. Any person of age that can legally own a firearm can carry it open or concealed. Working very well thus far. I support it.
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We saw plenty of No Guns signage going up when constitutional carry was adopted in AZ but now I am seeing fewer and fewer.
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After 7 months...no one cares. If they did care they can tell me all about and I'll direct them to the family changing stations so they can dispose of their Depends properly. Frankly, I think all the hoopla was a bit overated, and no bloody shoot outs between LTC carriers happened.

All you hear lately are crickets.
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as well it should be, aint no big thing. its a right given by the Constitution that's been screwed around with by far too many left leaning people. the issue in Texas, or lack of one, should just make it easier to allow CC in every state.
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I have one I do not carry just cause of that reason but now I will sometimes cause of the new law.
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Touchy subject in these times. Some people get a rush out of open carry in public because of their ego. They like the looks they get. Makes them feel superior to others. Concealed carry gives you the advantage of being less noticed when things go bad.
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I live in KS. We have constitutional carry. Any person of age that can legally own a firearm can carry it open or concealed. Working very well thus far. I support it.
Agreed, it seems to be working well. I haven't seen anyone OCing, but I know a few who carry concealed now. I have my permit mainly for when I travel out of state.
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