open carry..open id

This is a discussion on open carry..open id within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've been carrying open with my shoulder rig...i was considering open carrying my Permit and ID as well...does this make sense? does anyone do this??...

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    open carry..open id

    I've been carrying open with my shoulder rig...i was considering open carrying my Permit and ID as well...does this make sense? does anyone do this??

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    Most will express that open carry is a bad idea - it is a "shoot-me-first" issue.

    The same would be true of your permit, it discloses you as carrying and makes you a target. It could cause you issues at business, etc.

    Quite and descrete seem to offer the most advantage.

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    makes sense....but during my lunch hour i like to ditch the suit coat and that leaves me wide open carry shoulder holster....I was thinking if the gun is already open might as well disclose the permit

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    This whole subject has received much (hot) debate in the past - sometimes to the point that threads have had to be closed!

    In some ways carry is like what we speak - ''time and place'' - for instance I open carry around home but concealed when out. IMO and that of many - the less we advertize our carry status the better.

    Making your ID and permit openly visible is getting close to carrying a badge - all of which does not help a whole lot - probably the opposite. Discretion is preferable by far.
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    I open carry at home on the farm.

    The only other time I open carry is at restuarants that serve booze (required to open carry in Va).
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    could someone possibly link me to one of these past threads??
    i searched but wasn't very successful

    thanks

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    Who are you trying to impress? The Sheep?

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    You wanted to know what we here think....well...here's what I think.

    NO open carry of weapon or weapon carring equipment. NO open carry of ID,badge,or the like. PERIOD. ---------

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirForceShooter View Post
    Who are you trying to impress? The Sheep?

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    not trying to impress anyone...just don't want to sweat my balls off while i'm eating lunch.

    simply asked...for those who carry open, do any of those people also carry their permit/ID open as well. doesn't seem unreasonable..i bet it's been done

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    Hi something,

    I don't open carry so I can stay under the radar and not draw unwanted attention, and also so I don't turn myself into a first target. It would be a nice day when everyone can open carry without people running in fear.

    If you choose to open carry, I'm undecided if an open ID would help or not. It would help make you look more "officially licensed" and hopefully the mere presence of something ID-like next to the gun would help calm skitterish people (but I'm against CCW badges that appear to impersonate police officers) but then consider you've also got your name, address, and other info readily viewable by everybody, and that's info that can be exploited any number of ways.
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    I personally don't use a shoulder holster, so I don't have your problem, but the botton line seems to be it's a matter of personal choice. If it's legal, you want to do it and nobody can give you a good reason to change you mind, then go ahead.
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    If you are in a suit most will think you are PD or something anyway.
    What you may want to check on is would that be considered as brandishing under local law or interpretation..ie concealed then purposely showing the weapon. (you never know what some LEO might think).
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    While open carry is legal, if it disturbs someone that sees your gun, they can call the police and you could get a disturbing the peace citation.

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    interesting..good input..thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by something View Post
    I was thinking if the gun is already open might as well disclose the permit
    Are you confident in your ability to stop a bump-n-frisk? I prefer not to carry any ID where it can be readily removed by someone "bumping" into me, or where it can be photographed. You'd be surprised how far you can get, in a variety of locations and endeavors, with even a bad fake.

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