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Open Carry?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Bensmiata, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Bensmiata

    Bensmiata

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    Do you or have you open carried in the past? I live in Virginia and am waiting on my CCW to arrive in the mail any day now. Open carry is legal here however I have only seen it done rarely in the Norfolk area and typically only around gun shops.
     
  2. PawDog

    PawDog NRA Member

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    You need to post this in "Carry Issues."
     

  3. ScarFace88

    ScarFace88 I swear I had something for this...

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    Does it really prevent stuff?
     
  4. bowbender7

    bowbender7 Silly

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  5. IT0

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    Open carry out in the bush, on the trail or on the back 40, is fine. Open carry in public is asking for trouble then acting self surprised when you find it. Look as every married man can tell you, being right and being happy are two different things.
     
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    bowbender7 Silly

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  7. MedicOni

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    OC all the time here in ABQ. Rarely do I get even a second look. It's not exactly common in NM, but enough so that it's not unheard of and PD generally doesn't over react to it.
     
  8. wrenrj1

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    You need to do a search. There's a wealth of threads on this topic. Most not positive as several are trying to make a point. My suggestion is if you are considering it, keep it in your pants, literally.
     
  9. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    Only if you need to prevent stuff.
     
  10. FireGuy

    FireGuy Into The Breach CLM

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    Have OC'd in AZ, NM, and CO with no problems or negative reactions. Most of the people afraid of OC seem to live in the areas east of the mountains. Must be caused by all that liberal air and paranoid humidity... :whistling:
     
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    Living in ABQ, no. If others are comfortable with it, good for them.
     
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    ...could have prevented this thread.
     
  13. vafish

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    I'm in NoVA,

    I've open carried a few times and no one has said a thing about it. One time I was on my way to a USPSA match, had a Glock 17 and 4 mags on my belt. Stopped to get gas, use the ATM, and coffee at 7-11.

    No one said a thing to me, didn't see any strange looks.
     
  14. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

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    Only when engaged in outdoor activities. Otherwise I carry concealed.
     
  15. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    OC here in NC all the time . people who complain are only idiots .
     
  16. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    :rofl: win
     
  17. Diesel_Bomber

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    OC frequently here. Rarely any reaction at all, negative or otherwise. Of the reactions I get, most are positive. I prefer to do so for my own comfort, but I understand that it has far reaching consequences for gun owners as a whole. As such, I only do so when and where prudent, and when I'm in a mood to be a good ambassador for gun owners everywhere.
     
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    i talked to a few guys in las vegas who do it

    they said its a pain in the ***. people call the cops a lot, kick **** up, not worth the trouble when every single person out there has a cell phone

    but if you lived in a more rural area i suppose it would go over a lot better
     
  19. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    I have no issues with open carry......but if I were a somewhat observant criminal, I'd shoot the guy with the gun on his hip first, the proceed to rob the rest of the establishment. Just sayin'.....other than that, do it til your heart's content. I don't mind it. :wavey:
     
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  20. mixflip

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    I personally dont want to advertise to the bad guys...Hey if youre planning on killing folks here..shot me first!!!