Open carry?

Posted by: Mister_Man

What's your thoughts on openly carrying a firearm around residential neighbourhoods simply because it's "not illegal"? Add your own answers if you want.

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Does more bad than good

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8 votes
1 comment

Does more good than bad

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1 comment


2 votes
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Has it's pros and cons

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PetersSmith says2015-05-20T23:15:17.0135817-05:00
You should know to never let people add their own answers.
Mister_Man says2015-05-20T23:17:13.2506719-05:00
Eh I figured I might as well, serious people will still vote seriously.
BIGC says2015-05-21T08:16:14.5037506-05:00
@Unkown95 where do you live, i am curios to see the real results.
Sniper1576 says2015-05-21T08:48:06.9087268-05:00
There are pros and cons to open carry, which is why I chose that answer... If anyone would like to debate, I'd gladly accept! :D
tajshar2k says2015-05-21T08:58:01.1865550-05:00
"Open carry is at first glance a great idea and seems cool as you dont have to hide your gun. But from tatics standpoint it isnt the best option. Some of the advantages of open carry would be that it is easier as hiding a firearm can take a little more effort depending on your carry method, clothing attire and the size of your pistol. For open carry you can get away with wearing the bulkly hosters that stick out versus concealed you would want a holster that sits very close to your body and in warmer climates you may not have the luxury of throwing a jacket over a pistol that sticks out far. But this is pretty simple to overcome if you chose the proper holster and a pistol that is compact. (For recommendations of good concealed carry pistols Click here this article) In some instances seeing someone open carrying a pistol might deter a crime from ever happening would be the last positive attribute to open carrying. The disadvantages of open carry unfortunately far outweigh the positive. The biggest disadvantage would be you have lost all elements of surprised as if painting a big red mark over your head to a bad guy saying shoot me first. If your open carrying and a criminal sees it they will see you as a threat they may need to overcome first before they can get to their objective. They may also see your firearm as a way to carry out their plan and grabbing your firearm when you least expect it. There can be many bad situations that can arise when you open carry from a tactical standpoint I wouldn’t make a regular practice of open carry. Now that being said I do believe that people should have a right to open carry if they so desire. Concealed carry on the other hand your attacker would never realize you had a firearm and never know who is armed and who isn’t. After teaching concealed carry classes for many years I have come across all different types of law abiding citizens from different ages, race, background and a criminal would have an impossible time to distinguish who is carrying and who is not. Also if a business owner or manager does not want people carrying guns in their business for whatever reason often times they can simply ask you to not carry and now you are unable to carry legally in their business. Now you are unarmed or breaking the law carrying concealed after they have told you they do not wish for you to have a firearm in their business. Now if you were carrying concealed the business owner would not notice you are carrying a firearm and there would be no way of him knowing your carrying unless you were bragging or in some way said out loud that you have a gun which again defeats the purpose. So out of sight is out of mind for people who might prohibit you from carrying on their business. The same would also be true for residences or anyone who can legally prohibit you from carrying by verbal notice which is valid in most states especially when you are on private property. Having listed all of the key advantages and disadvantages of open and concealed carry and that I believe its tactically a better choice to concealed carry that being said I believe your state should grant people the right to open carry if they so desire. The second amendment grants us the right of concealed and open carry as it does not distinguish it must be concealed. It is nice to have the benefit of open carry in case your shirt should be pulled up where your pistol is no longer concealed or if your jacket blows open in the wind or any probable accidental circumstance where you could expose your carry pistol. If your state prohibits open carry then in most cases you are breaking the law even if not done so purposely."
tajshar2k says2015-05-21T08:59:43.7576883-05:00
That is what a firearms trainer said about open carry. Http://alamodefense.Net/index.Php/expert-gun-reviews-advise/81-concealed-vs-open-carry
WNdebater says2015-05-21T20:57:15.6042508-05:00
The fort hood shooter went to the only part of the base designated "gun free" to kill 14 people. The shooter at the movie theater in Colorado chose a theater than banned guns. Shooters go where guns aren't allowed to be carried because they know someone with a gun could stop them more easily than an unarmed person.
Mister_Man says2015-05-22T19:28:25.5419456-05:00
"Civilians carrying guns (openly or concealed) is necessary for the security of a free state (for liberty)." - Nope. Look at Canada. Nobody is crying over not carrying their AR15 around the city, and the murder rate via gun is 0.51 per 100,000 whereas America's is 2.83. Nearly six times as many. Unintentional gun deaths is 0.04 per 100,000 while America is 0.3, nearly eight times as many. Sooooooooooo maybe having a bunch of people carrying guns everywhere they go isn't the best thing.

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