This is a discussion on Open carry at a garage sale within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I sat at a folding table and clipped my holster to the leg hinge so it was just put of view but accessible in case ...
I sat at a folding table and clipped my holster to the leg hinge so it was just put of view but accessible in case the trailer park gangstas showed up. Nobody even noticed when i did OC it.
You don't want strangers at your house knowing you are armed
You will OC while walking around your own neighborhood
(Do strangers not travel through your neighborhood? They do mine quite often)
Therefore, someone with ill intent who sees you OCing can 'case' you and find out where you live, because now they know you have at least one gun.
Or is everyone in or who travels through your area fine upstanding citizens?
How do you know?
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Not up on MI law, but isn't it legal to carry concealed, even without a permit, as long as your on your own property? If it is, and your worried about running people off with an exposed gun, go that way.
Positive side to open carrying at your garage sale, people probably won't want to haggle price near as much.
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We do one each year on post when I'm around and you would not believe how cheap Soldier's wives are. They will argue about price saying well at the house down the street they had that item for $1. My response "you better hurry up before someone else snaps up that bargain." I don't haggle at garage sales. Funny thing is that every year we make recover about $500 to $1,500 on clothes and smaller items -- nothing "big ticket" -- and most every time we never hear of anyone hauling in more.
OC if you want too. I OC when I take a walk for exercise. Yes, I do have a CC License. A state trooper lives 3 houses from me, and when he is in his yard when I walk by his house, he says hi and waves at me. No problems with OC.
I'm tired with all of the - you're a target if you OC. I've done it off and on for 45 years and I've never been a target yet. Sometimes it's just easier to OC.
I sometimes go to yard sales OCing and I have never seen anybody get scared and run off because I was OCing. I have had them say - nice gun, what kind is it?
Seems like the people here sweat the small stuff too much. It's you life - do what you want. Who cares what other people think.
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Your intended customers will be too busy looking for treasure to notice. The ones that do will probably make an offer or ask "How much for the gun?"
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