This is a discussion on Is ever ok to "just show" your CCW? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by adric22 OK. Here's my opinion. From what I can tell from a quick google search, open carry is allowed in Louisiana. So. ...
Personally, I would choose to never expose my firearm to de-escalate a situation. Typing this line just makes it sound like a huge double negative. I vote to only show it when you are using it.
Not in the State of Ohio. Draw and use it or keep it concealed.
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Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to show your CCW... the precise moment you pull it to kill an assailant.
Anything else is gambling with your freedom.
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Is it ever Ok to "just show" your CCW???? NO...
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If you do not feel you are in the immediate need of using the gun, then you shouldn't be doing anything with it other than leaving it in the holster and concealed. AS already said, anything else will more likely end you up in jail and in need of a good attorney.
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You State sounds like it must have a similar law. The simple remedy would be to not brandish your weapon. Or, once having drawn it shoot the BG enen though he has ceased the attack and is on his knees begging for mercy.
Strange laws are on the books in many States.
Forget the gun, let the idiot barge through and ignore him...not your problem.
Someone cutting in front of you is not worth getting angry (openly) over...let it go.
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I've recently learned your firearm should never see daylight unless you OC or intend to use it. Sometimes what you think could diffuse a situation could possibly ignite it.
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Welcome to the forum: Along with everybody else: you do not, EVER, bluff with a firearm. You only pull it out when it absolutely NEEDS to be used. If the BG (Bad Guy) backs down, you do not have to shoot, but you'd better be dialing 911 faster than the speed of light.
Also, in the scenario you posted, just for discussion sake, let's assume that the big guy decided he wanted to become aggressive towards you, and he was big enough & mean enough to make you seriously concerned and feeling threatened for your safety---don't forget to be creative--if you can't talk him down, hose him down--your son had ahold of the gas pump--give him a 2 second burst of gasoline from the hose. If he then wants to continue being aggressive, ask him if he would like a light as you put your hand in your pocket? (this sounds good, but there are probably a dozen reasons that this is in reality a bad idea.....)
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You never know if the guy likes to play rough.
I do have- at least temporarily- a physical disability (enough so that I can't really lift or stand for long periods of time). Depending on the rest of the circumstances, I would be justified in shooting most men that might threaten me. And I have papers from various doctors to prove it. But, the point is that any situation where you can prove a justifiable fear for your life, you can shoot.
Telling someone to back off and revealing a gun is one step away from shooting- if they don't IMMEDIATELY back down and start leaving, shoot. Once it gets to the point where you think 'if I show my gun they might leave', it's time to shoot.
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