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I feel concealed carry is wrong, we should exercise our rights openly 10 2.12%
I support open carry, but conceal most of the time. 231 49.04%
My state doesn't allow open carry 50 10.62%
I think open carry presents more liabilities than benefits, but shouldn't be illegal 146 31.00%
I think open carry advocates hurt gunowners by picking a fight we already won 34 7.22%
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 05:04 PM   #1
 
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Open Carry Vs. Concealed

Thought I'd do a fresh poll, having a conversation on another message board & would like to see if I have correctly expressed the general concensus amongst us gun-folk.



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Old November 22nd, 2010, 05:12 PM   #2
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I'm for open carry at the right place and time, but not as protest. Just me. For day to day self protection in my town, concealed carry is what works. In more rural areas where it's more accepted I have no problem with it. Gun owners have made a lot of progress in our firearms rights over the last decade in Ohio, I'm not looking to push things too far too fast here.
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concealed carry here to! But it would be nice if SD had a open carry law
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Both have their place.
Open carry is fine in more rural areas, where CC is far better in urban areas.
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Missouri has open carry but I have never done this in public.I would rather not draw attention to myself in that way.
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The less attention you bring to yourself the better. That's how I feel about it.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 06:09 PM   #7
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OC is legal in Ohio and I certainly support the right. With that said, other then around my home and property ... and to, from and at the range ... I prefer to conceal.
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Alabama has no law against open carry, it actually supports it from what I have read. I agree with the others though, I have not done this. If I cannot conceal my gun, then I just do not carry it. Most people do not have the maturity to handle seeing a gun.
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Washington St. is an open carry, and I do when I'm outside roaming the mountain, but in town around the public, I conceal carry.
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I thought SD was open carry. Check out OpenCarry.org - A Right Unexercised is a Right Lost! ...
There is a section for each state and there seems to be a fair amount of activity out you way.

"An individual who wishes to carry a concealed pistol on or about his person or in a vehicle must obtain a Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol (SDCL 22-14-9). A person does not need a permit to own a pistol, keep it in his home, business, or property, or visibly carry it (SDCL 22-14-11)."

I Prefer conceal carry, but Minnesota's Permit is for either conceal or open.
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Open carry on the ranch, but if I'm going to be in town = CC
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the less attention you bring to yourself the better. That's how i feel about it.
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I would like it if open carry was legal from the aspect that if my handgun "printed " or accidentally was displayed to a degree I would NOT be guilty of breaking the law. But, I suspect that open carry may enhance egos,,,,,kinda like I got a bigger gun than you type thing,,,,too much testosterone. I hope this makes sense.
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I live in NM, an open carry state and I live in the country where I always have a handgun or a long gun on me or close by. Like most have said above, when I go to town, I carry concealed. Who needs the hassle.
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I am fortunate to live in Arizona where open carry is legal and concealed is legal without a permit. With that being said I still keep my permit valid and most of the time I carry concealed. As said in an earlier post who needs to draw un-needed attention to yourself because most people are not comfortable with the sight of a gun in public.
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