This is a discussion on A gun on your hip makes you a target... within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Badey I'm not so sure about the OC making you a target argument. I posted a link in another thread about a ...
My feeling towards everything in life is if person A is doing thing B, which has no impact on person C beyond them not liking it, person C should just mind their own business and go on with their life.
I OC, and nothing bad has happened to me.
Last edited by tubadude; May 13th, 2012 at 06:46 PM.
It used to be that open carry was the "right" way to carry a gun.
Anything that was carried concealed was presumed to be for illegal purposes or dishonarable intentions.
At some point in time, that changed. If a gun was to be carried, it had to be concealed.
Now, people argue about how dangerous carring a gun openly is and that carring it concealed is the right way.
Its funny how it all plays out.
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From what a I gather so far the majority of folks offended or disturbed by Open Carry are LEO's, Election officials in IN (sorry, couldn't resist), and folks on this forum, not the scared soccer moms. Who would have thought
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The OP was a sarcastic question as to why we care if another person does something that attracts attention to himself. Do we genuinely care what happens to them or are we just grasping at excuses in an attempt to make them stop doing something we do not approve of. I suspect the latter.
EDIT: No different than the deer hunters that see no need for Black rifles or the duck hunters that see no need fro machine guns. But its one thing to not want to do something yourself. Its another to try to prevent others from doing what they want.
How did I know that this thread was going to eventually end up right where it is right now. How did I know that?
I must have psychic ability.
Hate to tell ya, but most people don't even notice someone open carrying.... unless it's just a very obvious gun/holster/ etc.
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I still find it ironic that there are posters (far too many) on this forum that bash, make fun of open carry advocates.
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