Open Or Conceal Your Firearm

ITCH

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I myself open carry most of the time here in TN since most officers here are pretty relaxed with it as long as you have your permit on you at all times. To me open carry just feels better when you are carrying a firearm 24/7 and most times I am. I was wondering how everyone else does. Do you carry in the open or conceal carry your sidearm? Thanks
 

I don't much care whether people carry openly or concealed as long as your state permits either. But I would be interested in WHY they do it one way or the other given the choice.
 
Please tell us SR40c open or concealed lol

This right here...

Open carry is stupid, you scare way to many people. I carry concealed to stay out of trouble.

...is why I posted this:

Not this sh!t again... zzzzzzz...

Obviously you didn't see the pile of empty worm cans in the corner when you joined this forum. But then again, that's no surprise... :sarcastic:
 
Open carry is stupid, you scare way to many people. I carry concealed to stay out of trouble.


Really?? Bashing others who support your 2nd Amendment rights is stupid. However one chooses to carry, should be the way they carry. PERIOD. Why bash others because that is their preference?
 
I rest my case. (Not taking sides, just pointing out the obvious direction threads like this end up going)

Please tell us ITCH, stirring the pot, or just not getting get it? lol

It was going to come out sooner or later, I thought I would just prematurely use that awesome response.
 
I feel anytime someone can see your handgun it gives them a chance to cause you problems. Trust me as one who was arrested taken to jail and taken to trial, just because someone said I pointed my handgun at them. And this just because they saw it as I was changing into my Gyn shorts. Lots more to this story but don't want to bore you with the details or high jack the OPs thread.
 
Open carry is stupid, you scare way to many people. I carry concealed to stay out of trouble.

Yeah, let me tell you about someone I "scared" recently. I open carried at the local city council meeting on January 2nd:
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At 3:25 in the above video, you will meet Mr. Shane Hoffmire. At 5:50 in the above video you will meet me.

After two more topics were fully discussed in the meeting, and about 1/2 hour later, we get to meet Mr. Shane Hoffmire again:
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At 5:00 minutes into the video above, Mr. Hoffmire tells us how afraid he was. At 6:05 you get to see one city council member's response.

So, fast forward to February 5th city council meeting. On electronic file page 13 of this document:
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You will get to read how fearful Mr. Shane Hoffmire is. So fearful, in fact, that at the meeting of the City Council on February 5th we get to meet him again:
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He is at 10:50. And then Ms. Pam Fick afterwards. Yeah, these are the people that we scare with our guns. So afraid that they don't call 911. They don't run away in terror. Instead they stand on their soapboxes, often right in the presence of those carrying guns, and tell us how their right to feel safe in public overrides our right to feel safe in public. And the result?

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I open carry all the time in Washington. 99% of the public either doesn't notice, don't show any indication that they notice, make a positive sign or comment about the gun, or will come up to me and ask an honest question about the law and sometimes about what they would have to do to carry a gun. 1% will have a negative reaction and the vast majority and most vehement of the negative reactions comes from people who just can't resist telling me that they have a concealed pistol license, that they carry their gun concealed, and so should I.

That being said, I do have to agree with SR40C:
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I figured it out, finally! You are sitting in a restaurant, open carrying and someone gets "scared." So an employee asks you to cover up your gun because people are "scared", so you flip your shirt over your gun and all is at peace in this little square of the world again. The people who were "scared" are now happy because they can't see your gun. It never made sense to me until I did a little research:

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Why do "Peek-a-Boo"? - I Can Teach My Child!

Every parent plays Peek-a-Boo with their child. It must be written in the owner’s manual that comes with a kid…oh wait, there’s isn’t one–wouldn’t it be nice if there was?

As silly as it seems, “Peek-a-Boo” actually helps a child with a very important area of development in their first year of life–object permanence. Children are born thinking that unless they can see it, it doesn’t exist. If Mom leaves the room–poof, she disappears into oblivion. If a toy is hid underneath a blanket, it is gone for good. Object permanence is a term for when a child realizes that an object doesn’t just disappear just because she can’t see it anymore.

The "out of sight out of mind" mentality comes from parents who don't play peek-a-boo with their babies enough so some people never develop a sense of object permanence. As long as they can't see it, it doesn't exist, even though most children by two years old should know better. Maybe, instead of hiding our guns from those people scared at the sight of them; a good, long game of peek-a-boo would be a better course of action.
 
I OC everyday -without a permit- and i'm under the age of 21. I have no badge, no uniform, and no problems. The police support me, complete strangers commend me, supermarket cashiers inform me they feel safer in my presence.

Welcome to Colorado Springs.
 
I OC everyday -without a permit- and i'm under the age of 21. I have no badge, no uniform, and no problems. The police support me, complete strangers commend me, supermarket cashiers inform me they feel safer in my presence.

Welcome to Colorado Springs.

Be glad you don't live in Boulder? Heh, sad that Colorado is falling to the left quite quickly. But good for you exercising your right to defend yourself, just be careful if you leave your local area, under 21 carrying a handgun is a bit of a grey area as I believe you are technically only allowed to 'transport to or from a legal shooting activity' by state law.

Edit: Stand corrected, restriction is for under 18 in Colorado, good for them, just don't cross state lines.
 

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