Why I Open Carry, a Boise experience

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    Why I Open Carry, a Boise experience

    I find myself open carrying more and more these days. Last weekend I was OC with the wife and stopped at a fast food place for lunch. Weather was nice and we ate outside. I went back in to refill my drink and was polietly stopped by a guy sitting at an inside table. He pointed to a younger man (20ish) and said would you explain to him WHY it is legal to carry a gun. These folks were of hispanic origin and I just assumend the young man was not from this county but that may not be true. The young man said don't you need a permit for that? I explained that open carry is legal in Idaho if you don't have felony convictions ( you know the rest of the list) and the places you could not carry ect. The young man was eating up every word. He thanked me for the information and I finished my lunch.Open carry is not for everybody, carry at all, is not for every body, but I was very happy that one person who did not know the law, asked and learned about this great country we live in. I open carried for the entire weekend and no one fainted or went running and screaming away from me. Lets not forget how freedom is preserved.
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    thats pretty cool, glad to see not everyone thinks that those who carry guns are crazy or looking for trouble.
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    As I stated in another post.
    Open or concealed, as long as you carry yourself with dignity and show respect, 99% of the people will not question you on it. It the one who have a chip on their shoulder who cause problems for us all.
    Good job in representing us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timezoneguy View Post
    The young man said don't you need a permit for that? I explained that open carry is legal in Idaho if you don't have felony convictions ( you know the rest of the list) and the places you could not carry ect.
    Amazing how people will stop you and ask questions. Guess that's a good thing. I don't usually bother strangers. BTW, what does 'ect' mean. I've never carried an ect.

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    Good deal. I've had similar conversations. Everything from why OC is legal, to where to buy guns, where to shoot, where to get training, and what to do to get a CCP. I've said it before, you meet some nice folks while OC'ing.
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    Glad to hear your gun didn't mysteriously leap from it's holster and start blasting away at everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerJ View Post
    Amazing how people will stop you and ask questions. Guess that's a good thing. I don't usually bother strangers. BTW, what does 'ect' mean. I've never carried an ect.
    I believe he means, "etc..."
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    I'm just surprised someone didn't run up and take that gun away. Isn't that what's supposed to happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I'm just surprised someone didn't run up and take that gun away. Isn't that what's supposed to happen?
    You forgot than shoot him with his own gun. Or upon seeing the gun the BG is supposed to decide that is a good place to commit a crime, starting out by shooting the OC'er.

    Seriously all three scenarios are so absurd that not even Hollywood would put them in a movie, yet we hear that is what will happen on these forums on a regular basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerJ View Post
    Amazing how people will stop you and ask questions. Guess that's a good thing. I don't usually bother strangers. BTW, what does 'ect' mean. I've never carried an ect.
    I didn't know we were being graded on spelling.

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    Nicely done. An example for us all.
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