Poll - OC or CC


If both OC and CC is/were an option, which of the following best applies to you:


  • Total voters
    122

Grognard Gunny

New member
I tried OC several years back when I went to the local grocery store, OC is legal in North Carolina,(or so I thought). I wore my PT145 G3 in a Don Hume left hand JIT Slider holster, and two spare mags im a double mag pouch. As I was going through the checkout three local LEO's walked in and an elderly Black Woman pointed in my direction. The LEO's asked to speak to me outside. After hearing the elderly Black Womans reason for calling 911, I couldn't fault her intentions. Several years prior to this a grocery store with the same chain was held up in Raleigh, NC, serveral employee's were killed, her Son was one of them. All three LEO's were business like, but knowledgable of the Law governing NC OC and let me go... I've never OC'ed since... I do CC everyday though!

Exactly why I don't open carry except when out in the boonies. There are just TOO many busybodies in the world today and, frankly, I just don't want to expend the time to "explain myself" to LEOs summoned in response to MWAG calls from panicked (or malicious) busybodies.

An idiot with a cell phone is much more likely to upset your daily program than is a potential incident with a BG. Sometimes ya just go with the probabilities and act accordingly.

GG
 

B2Tall

Stirrer of the Pot
Navy, I don't think some voters understood that. Those in states who can't OC shouldn't vote. Maybe they could reset the poll for more accurate results.

The purpose of the poll is to determine what people would prefer IF both options were available to them. Some already have both but most don't.
 

B2Tall

Stirrer of the Pot
An idiot with a cell phone is much more likely to upset your daily program than is a potential incident with a BG. Sometimes ya just go with the probabilities and act accordingly.

GG

Precisely what I've been saying for quite a while now. I figure I'm about 1000 times more likely to encounter a Nervous Nellie, a malicious anti-gunner, or an ignorant LEO than I am an armed robber.
 

NavyLCDR

New member
Precisely what I've been saying for quite a while now. I figure I'm about 1000 times more likely to encounter a Nervous Nellie, a malicious anti-gunner, or an ignorant LEO than I am an armed robber.

And some of us don't mind providing an example and education to those folks. I've had a lot of very pleasant conversations with people who have asked about the gun. I've only had two very negative encounters, one with police in response to a MWAG call, and the other was with an arrogant concealed carry only guy. He looked down his nose at me and said, "I carry mine concealed." I replied, "You aren't very good at it." "Good at what?" "Concealing. I know you have a gun."
 

Firefighterchen

OC for Tactical Advantage
B2Tall:223475 said:
Precisely what I've been saying for quite a while now. I figure I'm about 1000 times more likely to encounter a Nervous Nellie, a malicious anti-gunner, or an ignorant LEO than I am an armed robber.

We agree!!!!! I am 1000 times more likely to have the opportunity to talk with people about what I love. The education of firearms and laws to those 1000 people is a lot more important to me than the hassle.
 

Firefighterchen

OC for Tactical Advantage
B2Tall:223471 said:
Navy, I don't think some voters understood that. Those in states who can't OC shouldn't vote. Maybe they could reset the poll for more accurate results.

The purpose of the poll is to determine what people would prefer IF both options were available to them. Some already have both but most don't.

I think what they were saying had to do with some of the posts that started, "in the state I live in, only ___ is allowed." Then voted based on the new circumstances they brought into the poll, instead of just using your circumstances.
 

Zinc01

New member
No open carry in NY state, but I do inside the house. Still trying to get a full ccw permit without restrictions. Currently, I have a "sportsmen/business related" permit. I can only legally carry while conducting business or hunting, hiking, etc. Hoping to get it changed to no restrictions in the near future.
 

tcox4freedom

New member
I would still cc most of the time. But, we've had some extremely HOT & Humid wather this year. So, oc would be much easier & more comfortable during these times.

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Grognard Gunny

New member
We agree!!!!! I am 1000 times more likely to have the opportunity to talk with people about what I love. The education of firearms and laws to those 1000 people is a lot more important to me than the hassle.

Never occured to you that those who would cause you the most "hassle" are those who have already made up their minds on the matter? Thus would be the least willing to "talk with' you on the topic.

Trying to "educate" apparent idiots lost it's excitement for me long ago. Probably why I stopped teaching Community College "attendees" ("Student" is probably too gratious a term for many of them.) some time ago. I didn't need the money and the great majority of the "attendees" apparently didn't need the knowledge. (Waste of my time.... and their's. Only they hadn't realized it yet.)

American "ticket punching" at it's best (?).

GG
 

Firefighterchen

OC for Tactical Advantage
Grognard Gunny:224012 said:
We agree!!!!! I am 1000 times more likely to have the opportunity to talk with people about what I love. The education of firearms and laws to those 1000 people is a lot more important to me than the hassle.

Never occured to you that those who would cause you the most "hassle" are those who have already made up their minds on the matter? Thus would be the least willing to "talk with' you on the topic.

Trying to "educate" apparent idiots lost it's excitement for me long ago. Probably why I stopped teaching Community College "attendees" ("Student" is probably too gratious a term for many of them.) some time ago. I didn't need the money and the great majority of the "attendees" apparently didn't need the knowledge. (Waste of my time.... and their's. Only they hadn't realized it yet.)

American "ticket punching" at it's best (?).

GG

Just because you gave up doesn't mean I should :)
 

B2Tall

Stirrer of the Pot
Never occured to you that those who would cause you the most "hassle" are those who have already made up their minds on the matter? Thus would be the least willing to "talk with' you on the topic.

Trying to "educate" apparent idiots lost it's excitement for me long ago.....
GG

You can't teach somebody who already knows everything. You can't educate the omnipotent.
 

Big Gay Al

New member
CC draws less anti-gunner sentiment.
CC draws less Anti-OC sentiment.

I've been harassed more by CCers than by non-carriers. Most of the anti-gun crowd, if they are rabidly anti-2nd amendment, don't even bother me. It's the CCers who think they "know better" than I do who generally give me the most grief.
 
i open carry 100% of the time. i am trying to prove that good people carry guns too. plus it is a deterent when it comes to criminals.
 

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