Pistols are secondary weapons for 90% or better of the Military, and it's kind of hard to conceal carbines and machine guns.
Those fields where pistols are the norm are your Military Police. See previous post about the absurdity of trying to hide full duty gear.
Concealed carry for uniformed Military and LE just doesn't make any sense and has nothing to do with "civilian" carry of arms and they have no reason to do so.
Open Carry of arms for "civilians" makes sense in some applications, as does concealed, both of which have nothing to do with the carrying of arms by LE and Military.
Concealed = ordinary joe, undefended, easy target. Open=well defended, threat. I WANT to be a threat to the bad guys, I dont want them to think I am a soft target. To show them otherwise when CC I will have to draw my weapon and as stated earlier, if my weapon clears leather the S don HTF and someone is gonna get lead poisoning.
CC does not intimidate, intimidation is deterence, deterence is an end to threat. End of threat is my reason to carry at all.
In Florida non Uniformed as well as Off duty LE are often seen to be open carrying as the law allows them the privilege. Why? Simple, it's because it gets unholy hot and humid here and open carry makes more sense. Unfortunately the Florida retail association and the Florida Sheriff's association (both very powerful lobbies even the NRA won't take on) feel us lowly citizens have no need for the same comfort open carry allows.
They make their living coming up with ideas about carrying and use. good for them but then again that is their idea it may or may not be mine.
If I chose to open carry and follow the law it is my right and I do not really need to care one bit what anyone else has to say about.
Any LEO that interferes with my rights is breaking the law and should be held accountable.
You must always keep in mind all the "experts " have to keep coming up with some thing to keep their name alive and push their brand.
100 years from now we will be hashing out the same old stuff.
If you chose to pen carry do so if you chose not to then don't.
It has been brought up if Wisconsin courts had not ruled we did have a constitutional right to open carry, we would have likely never gotten CC passed.
If LEO and agencies quit playing games the issue will fade away.
4 more shot in Milwaukee the other night within 4 hours not one involved a person open carrying or CC legally.
Focus on the real problem not what I am doing.
Open carry will always be a hot button topic, even amongst us gun people. I'm glad that it's legal to OC here in WA for the folks that wish to do so, even though CC is my preferred, default, go to method. I like each individual gun carrier to make the decision for themselves as to which method they will use to carry their gun, not some bureaucrat.
This is one issue that I'm pro choice, but I opt to CC.
Originally Posted by Manzanita View Post
If James Yeager walked into a store I was in, I'd be watching him closer than I would someone with a bit more of a conservative appearance whether they were carrying a weapon or not.
When someones views do not line up with ours, we resort to personal attacks rather than articulating our own point of view. Some in the gun community do not conform with society's view on dress codes. Never judge a book by its cover.
Well, it does apparently make 60% of felons pick another victim... I get what you're saying, but at the same time some of it is just possibly incorrect.