This is a discussion on My General Observations Regarding Open-Carry (in Minnesota) within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ecrist This isn't a debate about open versus concealed carry. In actuality, such a debate is against the rules of this forum. ...
I've oc in Minneapolis for years and never had a bad experience . Hell I even walk one day into TCF to do my banking and forgot about the gun on my side and never a word was said..
Better to have and not need then to need and not have!!!!
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That is SO TRUE!
For God, Family and Country!
I don't open carry because:
1. I don't want to attract attention.
2. I don't want to have to explain myself to strangers or answer their questions. I'm no public persona.
3. I don't want to have the owner kick me out and boycott every business out there not friendly to gun carry, though I will not refuse their requests to leave. But I will boycott them as a result of that.
However, you have a very interesting post and it is a great way to let others know what to expect if you open carry. I have also witnessed 3 people in the Richmond area open carry and a couple of my co-workers also state that they open carry after I told them what I saw. And out of those 3 I saw, I have also personally talked to 2 of them. Both of them even told me that they never were hassled by any cops or called by paranoid passersby. Never asked them any questions and instead commended them on their courage to exercise their open carry rights, even talked about guns as well as what we carry and own. And, I do commend you the same way.
The sheeple seem to forget that a little over a century ago, everyone open carried. Fortunately nowadays most people will assume you're a LEO.
"First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand."
Edge of Darkness
My wife doesn't want me to OC when I'm out with the boy, because she doesn't want LEO attention while I'm there. Legal yes, but not all police recognize that or leave you alone. I OC maybe 10% of the time.
An enemy of liberty is no friend of mine. I do not owe respect to anyone who would enslave me by government force, nor is it wise for such a person to expect it. -- Isaiah Amberay