This is a discussion on For those opposed to open carry, I have a question for you. within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by lordofwyr I am not against open carry if that is what you want, or laws forbidding it, but my main reasons against ...
I'm against open carry but support those who do so.
Yes, but with exceptions for handicapped or those unable to carry otherwise.
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I am aginist any law that limits or restricts our rights to carry a gun.I personally choose to OC almost all of the time as long as it is legal.I have multiple of reasons for this but most of all because it is what's most comfortable for me.Sometimes I will CC depending on the situation but for the most part I OC.I have yet to have any problems while OC'ing & hope that that will continue to be the case.I honestly don't care how someone else carries their gun just as long as they are carrying & are legal.
Anti-gunners seem to believe that if we just pass enough laws, we can have utopia. Unfortunately, utopia is NOT one of our choices.
I posted in a thread called "Never open carried" awhile back, stating my opinion on open carrying. At the time I didn't think open carrying was necessary and I got torn a new one for thinking so. I see alot of comments now, that have a similar opinion that I did are getting alot of "likes." I dont know if I got alot of crap for my opinion because I was a new member but my feelings are still the same.
Every open carrier I have seen so far was some jerk on youtube, an attention seeking moron whose means dont really justify the end, IMO. I feel that most people are like me and dont want to bring any unnecessary attention to themselves, but at the same time, will support those whom open carry responsibly. Ignorance is a long way from stupid and right now Id have to say i'm kinda ignorant to open carrying. I cant sit here and say CC is more comfortable or logical than OC, because it's not, but CC makes me feel more comfortable and thats all that matters. If I lived in a world where OC was the norm then by all means.....but I dont.
"When that gun comes out of that holster; it's business time." -Chris Costa
I cc most of the time now as I only have an LC9 and don't have a proper holster for it. Used to have a Colt 1911 I carried in a Serpa Retention holster. Very comfortable and easy to carry. Only had positive remarks from people and no negatives from LEO or securiity.
The main thing is to carry, regardless of the method and to support others that carry, regardless of their methods.
I support open carry. I do not support people who oc just to "stir the pot". Here in michigan oc is legal and viable way to protect ones self. Michigan is a shall issue state, but it costs about $300 to get the ccw permit so this is a hinderance to many.
I will support your rights even if you do not know how to use them!
My primary issue with open carry is that, as far as I am concerned, it is amateur carry when you have a choice to carry concealed.
I don't support any antigun laws of any kind. That being said, I live in a state where I can open carry but I rarely do so. I reserve open carry for hunting and fishing or coming and going from the range. I will only stop at the bait store or for fuel if I need it.
Open carry just draws more attention than I want.
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I'm in a state that allows open carry but would no more do it than I'd walk around with my d--k hanging out. It's for insecure macho men who have a need to show off and/or intimidate and the practice does incalculable harm to the cause of concealed carry. If you want to see anti-gun legislation, go on scaring the crap out of the citizenry with your exhibitionistic nonsense.
You just don't understand that we are doing you a FAVOR by taking the heat off the cc'ers. We understand that your feelings get hurt on a regular basis and want to protect you from crowd that hurls insults at the people who are afraid to let their defense weapons show. Since we have bigger "Guns" than you guys we are willing to take the so called abuse you fear.
Bring it on folks! We are here for you and will not be dissuaded!
I personally think the whole CC vs OC thing is silly, non-productive, yet entertaining like passing a car wreck. Like everything in life there is a time and place for things. I can cuss all I want and be in my 1st A rights. But I don't. There is a time and place for it. OC'ing is the same (to a lesser degree CCing because folks shouldn't even know). Hunting, fishing, hiking, in Bear or mountian lion territory etc...But of course you can OC when you want if legal. It is your right. But you do not change peoples perceptions and I do not recall CC'ers asking for any help. I have never had the cops called to check me out CC'ing. I have had an idiot neighbor call the cops twice for OC'ing on a rural road. Even if someone OC's in legal place albeit a controversial place that does not bother me so much if that is normal for that person. I do not like grand standing or stupid You Tube videos that were trying to provoke a reaction. In those cases where the LEO's might be wrong it does not do anything to change the perception of anti's. They will always views the moron with the video camera as the idiot, not the LEO's. So it is counter productive.
No matter what the situation, you can't legislate against poor judgement nor take rights away for the same. If we did most of the population would lose the right to vote
Like I said.... you are perfectly welcome to abandon your OC trolling on this portion of the forum! Your fears of accidently scaring someone are just your own insecurity. "I'm hiding a gun and you can't see it! Ha Ha Ha!" Why would you do business with anyone that wants to restrict you anyway? Ahh, it's more fun getting away something so that makes it ok!