View Poll Results: Should people Open Carry, Conceal Carry, or no carry

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Thread: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

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    Re: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

    I believe in pro choice

    carry it however you want. different situations means different carry options. different outfits too

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    Re: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

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    Re: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    There are plenty of places more scummy than St. Louis. Are crime rates just look so high because of the stupid way they measure the city with only about 2% of the metropolitan area.

    Anyway, either concealed or open is fine by me.
    It was just one of the first that entered my minds from a marathon of "Gangland" featuring mainly Chicago, LA, and St. Louis. I meant no harm
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    Re: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    It was just one of the first that entered my minds from a marathon of "Gangland" featuring mainly Chicago, LA, and St. Louis. I meant no harm
    I know. It just bothers me when people think it's such a dangerous place, when it really isn't.
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    Re: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

    You would be surprised at the response you get when you open carry. Mostly people give you wide berth and look at you like you must be some kind of nut. The funny thing is this is a legal right but it is so rarely exercised that it freaks alot of people out. It makes me wonder though if there has ever been a dark night style shooting by someone who was openly carrying a firearm. Somehow I doubt it.

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    Re: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I believe in pro choice

    carry it however you want. different situations means different carry options. different outfits too
    That's the way I do it. Generally I conceal carry, but at times I want people to know that I am not to be messed with. When my working career often took me into high crime areas, I carried a .44 magnum open. The idea was to move the drug dealers to the other end of the block from where I needed to work. I would explain that I would be there for less than an hour, and I was left alone. On the other hand, when I am in a restaurant, I have no desire to make other people uncomfortable, and carry a small revolver concealed.
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    Re: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    That's the way I do it. Generally I conceal carry, but at times I want people to know that I am not to be messed with. When my working career often took me into high crime areas, I carried a .44 magnum open. The idea was to move the drug dealers to the other end of the block from where I needed to work. I would explain that I would be there for less than an hour, and I was left along. On the other hand, when I am in a restaurant, I have no desire to make other people uncomfortable, and carry a small revolver concealed.
    Hey if you are a single lady or one whose husband or sons are no where around and you are out repairing the wire on the ranch, having a hogleg on the side of your jeans is probably the best option On the other hand if that same lady is going to the opera in a fashionable short little black dress, the best option is a air weight revolver in the clutch or a small auto in a thigh holster. besides most dresses don't have belt loops to accommodate a low ride fast draw holster and its so hard to find a galco that matches a lady's shoes or hose

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    Re: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    This is more of a state and local issue for me since variations of 'gun culture' are often a regional thing. Where I'm from (Chicago), I prefer no carry. However, if other areas feel differently about it, then I think they should do whatever they want - I just have no intention of living anywhere with open carry or concealed carry. I grew up in a "gun free zone" with low crime and I liked it. I don't necessarily want "gun free" zones because I ultimately think that that's stupid, but I don't want to live in a place where guns are everywhere.
    If you live in Chicago.... well, if you live in certain parts of the city and you're careful where you go, I suppose... but you HAVE noticed that Chicago has a murder rate around 3x higher than the national average, right?

    The top 20 large cities by murder rate are.... N'OrleansLA, St LouisMO, BaltimoreMD, DetroitMI, NewarkNJ, OaklandCA, WashingtonDC, Kansas CityMO, BuffaloNY, CincinnatiOH, PhillyPA, ClevelandOH, PittsburgPA, AtlantaGA, StocktonCA, MilwaukeeWI, MiamiFL, and ChicagoIL.

    Atlanta and Miami are the only ones on that list with particularly easygoing gun laws.


    Large cities with lower homicide rates include SanAntonio, Corpus Cristi, Austin, Arlington, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano, and El Paso, all in Texas.... Memphis Tennessee; Charlotte NC; Tucson Arizona; Mobile Alabama; Jacksonville FL; Nashville TN; Greensboro NC; Las Vegas Nevada; Anchorage Alaska; Lincoln Nebraska.... nearly all of which have less restrictive gun laws than Chicago, and "shall issue" carry permits.


    United States cities by crime rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Depending on exacty how you define it, 38 to 41 state have "shall issue" concealed carry permits.... so you're limited to 9 or so states where you'll live I guess. Most of them have fairly bad crime rates.

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    Re: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

    I think open carry is a good compromise between safety and personal gun rights, so long as there's a provision for allowing concealment at one's home (though I'm sure that's already in there). If I see someone with a gun, then I'd give them a wider berth if I were up to no good, but so long as I'm not doing anything bad, my chances of that gun causing a problem remain low. Keep in mind that the 2nd Amendment gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms, but not necessarily to hide them. After all, when minutemen had to grab their guns, they didn't reach for handguns.

    That being said, I'm open to reasoning why we need the right of concealed carry as well.
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    Re: Open carry vs Concealed Carry

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    I open carry in my state of Washington. I do have my CPL ( Concealed Pistol License) but I just to open carry 95% of the time. I view open carry as another layer of deterrent against criminals. At the very least they would think twice about attacking an openly armed person. I know this isn't perfect and won't stop all and it takes from the element of surprise if I CCW, but I believe at least for me the pros out way the cons.
    I believe that people should be allowed to carry concealed or open with a license/permit..
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