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Old 09-22-2013, 08:11 PM
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See how relaxed people can be around guns.

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That was too cool, would like to shake that Deputes hand.
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Does this tell you how I feel about the 2A, these are my plates...
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Here they are on my RAM and yes they are real Texas plates.
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where is all the cop bashers now???? hmmmm, I guess not all of us are heavy handed thugs on a power trip.

Great video, I'm taking this to work this week to show the guys.
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My personal feeling is open carry is NOT a safe way to carry a weapon. If someone wants to take it they can. Concealed is much safer in that regard but I understand the point of getting people used to seeing a gun and realizing just because you see one doesn't make it a bad thing...
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
My personal feeling is open carry is NOT a safe way to carry a weapon. If someone wants to take it they can. Concealed is much safer in that regard but I understand the point of getting people used to seeing a gun and realizing just because you see one doesn't make it a bad thing...
As someone who's grown up hunting/shooting, etc. I would agree with this whole heartedly. When I travel with guns, the airports here in S FL treat me like a criminal checking them in. Usually my destination is somewhere hunting friendly and are used to guns. They treat you like a normal human being and wish me well in my adventures.

The difference in how they treat you is very eye opening. In S Fl (unfortunately elsewhere as well) people are of the opinion guns are used solely for illegal purposes/mass murders/etc. and it needs to change. Too much liberal media.
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Normally, when I see these video's posted I want to puke. At least these guys had signs which would indicate they were trying to make a political statement, so good for them. I hate the morons who just walk around with a gun trying to bait the public and police into a confrontation so they can put it on youtube.
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I would suggest that there should be less open carry laws.

It is a 2nd Amendment right.
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I'm with Cracker. Concealed is a much better way. Open carry makes it easier for criminals to pick victims.

Why anybody would want to carry an AR15 around Publix is beyond me. Personally, I think the open carry activists are extremists that do more harm to gun rights than good.. They are the conservative version of the Brady campaign, and nothing says "more gun laws" to 50+% of the population then a group of people standing on a street corner with ARs.
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
My personal feeling is open carry is NOT a safe way to carry a weapon. If someone wants to take it they can. Concealed is much safer in that regard but I understand the point of getting people used to seeing a gun and realizing just because you see one doesn't make it a bad thing...
Agreed.
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Normally, when I see these video's posted I want to puke. At least these guys had signs which would indicate they were trying to make a political statement, so good for them. I hate the morons who just walk around with a gun trying to bait the public and police into a confrontation so they can put it on youtube.
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I would suggest that there should be less open carry laws.

It is a 2nd Amendment right.
Agreed, I misspoke.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:27 AM
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I like concealed carry myself, simply because I don't want anyone to know I have it...element of surprise, so to speak. With that said, I dont have a problem with what these guys were doing. All were good Americans...including the one in the brown uniform.
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What gets me here in Virginia is that "open carry" needs no permits, no training what so ever. CC demands a permit and yearly training. I was sitting in a Cracker Barrel and a 300 pound woman, about 40 years old comes waddling in with a huge wheel gun on her hip held up by a 2 inch leather belt, off the belt rack at Walmart. No hair comb, no make up - talk about scary!!!! had the "emergency exit" lined up in my sights.
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
See how relaxed people can be around guns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=q1G1IscWi58

Great video. It's always good to see people taking the time to post up the good guys once in a while.
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What gets me here in Virginia is that "open carry" needs no permits, no training what so ever. CC demands a permit and yearly training. I was sitting in a Cracker Barrel and a 300 pound woman, about 40 years old comes waddling in with a huge wheel gun on her hip held up by a 2 inch leather belt, off the belt rack at Walmart. No hair comb, no make up - talk about scary!!!! had the "emergency exit" lined up in my sights.
Yeah, for all the good responsible gun owners out there, there is still the one in twenty that is an armed moron . . . . at least with open carrry I could judge for myself which is which, and act accordingly.
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Yeah, for all the good responsible gun owners out there, there is still the one in twenty that is an armed moron . . . . at least with open carrry I could judge for myself which is which, and act accordingly.
I just assume EVERYONE I come in contact is carrying.

Good video, but open carry is a solution looking for a problem IMO. Seems like too many folks open carry because they can (which is great) and to get attention. In terms of self-defense, I can't think of a single advantage to carrying openly but there are certainly a ton of disadvantages.

Real-deal bad guys are not intimidated by the sight of a gun; in fact, it makes you a tempting target. You're basically wandering around with a "shoot me first" sign hanging around your neck. Wannabe bad guys may or may not be intimidated by the sight of a gun, but they simply aren't as much of a threat and can generally be dissuaded with appropriate body language (don't look like a victim) and a hard look.

From my foxhole there is no benefit to open carry in public other than to garner attention and/or make a political statement.

I don't carry a gun to prove a point or make a political statement, I carry it to defend myself and my family.
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Yeah, for all the good responsible gun owners out there, there is still the one in twenty that is an armed moron . . . . at least with open carrry I could judge for myself which is which, and act accordingly.
I just assume that EVERYONE I come in contact is carrying.

Good video, but open carry is a solution looking for a problem IMO. Seems like too many folks open carry because they can (which is great) and to get attention. In terms of self-defense, I can't think of a single advantage to carrying openly but there are certainly a ton of disadvantages.

Real-deal bad guys are not intimidated by the sight of a gun; in fact, it makes you a tempting target. You're basically wandering around with a "shoot me first" sign hanging around your neck. Wannabe bad guys may or may not be intimidated by the sight of a gun, but they simply aren't as much of a threat and can generally be dissuaded with appropriate body language (don't look like a victim) and a hard look.

From my foxhole there is no benefit to open carry in public other than to garner attention and/or make a political statement.

I don't carry a gun to prove a point or make a political statement, I carry it to defend myself and my family.
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Originally Posted by walleyeguy6 View Post

From my foxhole there is no benefit to open carry in public other than to garner attention and/or make a political statement.

I don't carry a gun to prove a point or make a political statement, I carry it to defend myself and my family.
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