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 carracer Like I said.... you are perfectly welcome to abandon your OC trolling on this portion of the forum! Your fears of ...
I'm against open carry but support those who do so.
Yes, but with exceptions for handicapped or those unable to carry otherwise.
We should not forget that the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists. -
Hoping this can continue as a civil discussion.
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My opinion shouldn't be taken seriously due to the fact that I've been shooting guns for over 30 years and have only recently been active on gun forums, where all the real world knowledge apparently is.
We have had open carry in my state for years! We just got the conceal carry 4 months ago!. While I did not open carry, I did support it and those who choose to.
I support those who want to OC for good reason, but I less support those trying to OC to make a statement.
IMHO, some in the OC community (say 10%), are less 2A, and more 1A about carrying. They are making a statement, and are want attention. Half of that 10% are great leaders. I open carry from time to time, when walking. It is more of a poor attempt to CC because I'm more focused on comfort and access. To sum up my opinion (so just a hunch, but not proven fact), 50% of those who are in your face concerning OC, I support, because it is a right they are defending and I reap the benifit of indirectly. The other 50% are seeking personal satisfaction beyond just fighting for a right. Frankly a slight authority issue. They more likely hinder the right more than strengthen it. So say 5% who OC are great leaders, 5% are just pointless and hinder the right, 30% are supporters, 50% just perfer to OC vs CC, and the next 10% are like me, who OC from time to time.
If as many people OC a firearm as often as people OC a cell phone, I may rethink my point of view. Not saying I would be against OC in that situation, just that I would have to rethink.
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