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Thread: Open carry question [W:46]

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    Re: Open carry question [W:46]

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Yes, but like the vast, vast, vast majority of gun owners, I do not walk into businesses carrying a gun for everyone to see. Similarly, I don't walk into churches and yell obscenities even though I enjoy freedom of expression.
    Is there a difference in risk to people if the gun is openly carried or concealed? Cuz lots are cc'ing. And again...no blood running in the streets.

    You see open carry an an overtly aggressive and rude act....because you compare it to someone committing an aggressive and rude act in a church. THere is no such intent open carrying...altho some are making political statements. The motive is different than the idiot acting intentionally in a church.
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    Re: Open carry question [W:46]

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    If a dude walks into a store with an assault rifle with no intention to commit a crime and the store owner shoots him is that justifiable homicide?
    Depends.. Does said "dude" have the assault rifle in his hands in a ready to shoot position or is it just slung over his shoulder?

    If he had it in his hands readied I would say that it is justifiable homicide. If he just had it on his person then no, of course not. But this is why we have rules to prevent people from carrying assault rifles into stores so that if you are a store owner, and you see someone walk into your store with an assault rifle, you know they mean to harm you.
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    Re: Open carry question [W:46]

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    How is the store owner supposed to know?
    Carrying a gun does not make you a murderer. If the person shows aggression and draws or cocks his weapon, then by all means blow him away. Just shooting someone because you don't like guns is murder.
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    Re: Open carry question [W:46]

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think it would depend entirely on how the patron carried the rifle.
    How about in a stroller, wrapped in a baby blanket?
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    Re: Open carry question [W:46]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    why should the store owner have his "rights" infringed upon by you 2A "rights" people pushing your "rights" too far ?
    Since when has the rights of the store owner mattered to you? If the subject was say, a baker who didn't want to bake a cake for a gay wedding, are you still worried about the rights of the store owner?
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    Re: Open carry question [W:46]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    zero store-owners should ever be put through the "open-carrying-of-a-rifle" gun rules set down by Goshin in post #35 .
    You need to stop being so emotional.
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    Re: Open carry question [W:46]

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    If a dude walks into a store with an assault rifle with no intention to commit a crime and the store owner shoots him is that justifiable homicide?
    Maybe, or maybe not. It would depend heavily on the other circumstances involved. If the guy just walked into the store carrying a gun, then no, it wouldn't be justifiable homicide. If there were other factors that reasonably would make the owner fear for his life, then yes, it would be justifiable, regardless of what the man with the gun's intentions were.
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    Re: Open carry question [W:46]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Is there a difference in risk to people if the gun is openly carried or concealed? Cuz lots are cc'ing. And again...no blood running in the streets.

    You see open carry an an overtly aggressive and rude act....because you compare it to someone committing an aggressive and rude act in a church. THere is no such intent open carrying...altho some are making political statements. The motive is different than the idiot acting intentionally in a church.
    Yes, they are making a political statement by walking into the local Kwik-E-Mart with an Ar-15 and scaring the living sh** out of Apu behind the counter...
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    Re: Open carry question [W:46]

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Yes, they are making a political statement by walking into the local Kwik-E-Mart with an Ar-15 and scaring the living sh** out of Apu behind the counter...
    Every single one? You know that?

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    Re: Open carry question [W:46]

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    If a dude walks into a store with an assault rifle with no intention to commit a crime and the store owner shoots him is that justifiable homicide?
    If the weapon is being properly carried as define by the state they are in. For example in Washington long guns must be slung on the back. Than the weapon is not be brandish and their for as the courts have ruled you can no assume that person is up to no good.

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