This is a discussion on Man Open Carries Rifle At Mall And Is Harassed... within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Janq Yep! It's as if folk were born yesterday....Or woke up from hibernation that day having been asleep a hundred or so ...
One thing we ALL have in common is BEING RESPONSIBLE for our actions.
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Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
We have the 1st amendment. Does that mean you should be spitting derogatories at minorities? No.
Exercise your rights, but exercise common sense in the exercise of your rights.
Right, wrong or indifferent...why have so many posters been allowed to turn this into a debate bashing those that choose to legally open carry? I didn't think that was allowed in this forum, I'm just saying.
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OC'ing a rifle into an urban setting is like telling your boss to get lost. You can certainly do it, but expect repercussion.
Last edited by SIXTO; January 30th, 2011 at 09:18 AM.
I has dat feelin' I is about to get flamed......
I mean really? An AR in a mall? Really?
Okay...true enough he had the RIGHT to do it...but come on....REALLY?
I seriously doubt this is how he would go about every day open carry if he were really just trying to excercise his rights and have an immediate means of self defense.
As 100% pro gun, Pro 2A and proud supporter of Arizona's new Constitutional Carry, even I would give this guy the second stinky eye if I were at the mall with my family. It's as bad as the d-bag who used to run around Tucson wearing his WWII vintage Waffen SS uniform packing a P-08 Luger and carrying a slung Mauser down Speedway Blvd. Sure he has the right to do it...but I got to tell you, he was the FIRST blip on my "something is about to happen" radar.
He isn't helping the Open Carry cause by doing this stuff. Wear a nice shirt, tie, slacks, and a pistol. Go about your business and see how many people don't bat an eye. Change the public perception in gentle ways, show gun toters aren't wing nuts....that will do a LOT more for the cause than going around like a reject from a 1980's shoot-em-up flick.
Okay....let the flaming begin...I have my asbestos undies on.
JUST TO GO ON RECORD: I am NOT anti open carry. I believe that the carrying of a firearm for self defense is an ABSOLUTE RIGHT...PERIOD. How you choose to excercise that right is and SHOULD BE your own choice. I carry concealed the vast majority of the time, but sometimes...I carry open. No big deal, I don't fret one way or the other. I like to have the option to go either way, and in AZ we have that option. Other states aren't so lucky...hopefully that too will change.
And people wonder why we have stupid gun laws.
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
AZ Infidel no flaming here. You have just said what I and others have been stating on here for a long time.
Just read my sig line and you will see what I am talking about.
"A first rate man with a third rate gun is far better than the other way around". The gun is a tool, you are the craftsman that makes it work. There are those who say "if I had to do it, I could" yet they never go out and train to do it. Don't let stupid be your mindset. Harryball 2013
Just because you can doesn't mean you should.....wasn't the right time to carry that AR....perhaps, God forbid, a period of civil unrest? When the Space Clowns show up? These are the situations that put a label of 'Bubba' on the rest of us....no disrespect to anyone really named Bubba....
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