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    If more folks did it, it wouldn't be strange.
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    First: Good article, good points, and I agree, "just because we CAN does not necessarily make it a good idea." Thanks to ZA for bringing this up.

    Second: It is a consideration for all. Not every soccer mom will see things the same way the gun fraternity does. OPTICS is the current word in the political sphere, and the dude strolling among the customers at the farmer's market is not portraying the general Second Amendment true believer in a very good light. We are all "smeared" by association in the minds of those who may originally have been on the fence or even with us somewhat, but have somehow, been put off by the spectacle (spectre) of a man with a rifle which the media has been harping on . People in general, have been indoctrinated to become very nervous when a "civilian" is armed in public.

    Third: I carry, but concealed. I see - for me, anyway - no advantage in displaying the fact that I am carrying. I also have the notion that it may be less to my favor to have the presence of that firearm on my person known and observed. "Nobody's business but my own".

    If I have a political point to make I have done it by visiting my legislators in their offices, by writing letters, op-eds, and by appearing on live TV to express my views and to debate the laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I agree with the author of that article. I agree with Zen. I agree with daytonaredeye. I agree with the dude, although you can keep your White Russian and pour me a rye, neat.

    Now, DeltaB; we advocate good judgement and self control. Absolutely. No one that I read talked about banning anything. What were saying is just because you can doesn't mean you should. I don't believe in going to a UK-style staggered motorcycle licensing program, but I'm not buying my speed-happy daughter a 200 HP BMW sportbike as her first motorcycle. I can, she could legally ride it, and it's a really bad idea that no one would gain from. Make sense?
    Okay, I see. While I didn't use the term "banned" or any form of the word, I did say "stopped". It seems like lots of folks on this gun board think it is a bad idea to carry open (mostly talk of rifle) but no one mentioned prohibiting it.

    I guess it is like free speech. An idiot can stand on the street corner and say the world is ending. Most of us wouldn't do that. Most of us would say he's an idiot. But most of us wouldn't want it made illegal. I stand (well, sit, actually) corrected.

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    When laws don't apply, etiquette should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kschilk View Post
    When laws don't apply, etiquette should.

    Etiquette?
    In today's society?
    Well good luck with that.
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    If we listed the reasons we carry what we carry and why we carry it, we would probably break the Internet. There have been some good words posted in this thread: "Manners", "Etiquette", "Logic." Like it or not, agree with it or not, the media frenzy about guns in general has sensitized the majority of people to flee at the merest hint of one. I believe there are areas and regions where open carry doesn't rate a second glance where at others it would cause a stampede.
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    Open carry is legal in my state and thus for the longest time I was able to mostly get by with open carry, but then again, my primary carry was the rather inoffensive-looking Walther PPK/S. However, with the increasingly negative reactions folks are having towards open carry and silly restrictions like open carry inside a vehicle equals concealed carry, not to mention my recent acquisition of the extremely concealable Ruger LCP, I decided it was time to get my License. So now I just concealed carry, it's more convenient this way and now I don't have to worry about snowflakes getting melted in the soft, warm, comforting glow emitted by my stainless carry pieces gleaming in the sunshine.

    It's a shame that we no longer live in a world in which open carry is the hallmark of an honest, law-abiding citizen with nothing to hide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotSo View Post
    If we listed the reasons we carry what we carry and why we carry it, we would probably break the Internet. There have been some good words posted in this thread: "Manners", "Etiquette", "Logic." Like it or not, agree with it or not, the media frenzy about guns in general has sensitized the majority of people to flee at the merest hint of one. I believe there are areas and regions where open carry doesn't rate a second glance where at others it would cause a stampede.
    I don't think people are as frightened as the media likes to play it up. Go into a checkout line at walmart open carrying and I'll bet you don't move up even one spot. An earthquake or fire might prompt a few to leave their stuff and haul ___ but getting a glimpse of a holstered gun, prob'ly isn't enough to give up their place in that line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kschilk View Post
    I don't think people are as frightened as the media likes to play it up. Go into a checkout line at walmart open carrying and I'll bet you don't move up even one spot. An earthquake or fire might prompt a few to leave their stuff and haul ___ but getting a glimpse of a holstered gun, prob'ly isn't enough to give up their place in that line.
    Occasionally, it can get you a little more personal space, but I've yet to see anyone leave the line. Then again, most of the time it seems people don't notice/care and continue to crowd you.
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    OC in MI. is a rare sight. There are no laws against OC, but there are some really dumb rules that go along with it if you don't have a CPL.
    I live in the suburbs of Detoilet, seems like everybody carries a gun whether legal or not. In our Northern counties, there is a lot more folks open carrying. But around here not so much. Never been much of a fan of OC, but to each their own. I personally like the idea of NO ONE knowing I'm armed.
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