OC is becoming easier in TN.
This is a discussion on OC is becoming easier in TN. within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I think a lot has to do with how one dresses and carry's himself as to how people react to open carry
This also an ...
June 29th, 2009 01:06 AM
This also an excellent point. More so the "carry's him/herself" to me than how you dress. I'm usually dressed fairly casually and rarely tuck in my shirt. T-shirt/polo, cargo shorts and Chacos are my normal attire when not attending work or a school function. I'm not going to be mistaken for LEO unless it's the UC beach patrol. Sometimes I let the beard grow for a couple of weeks before shaving just because...
I think a lot has to do with how one dresses and carry's himself as to how people react to open carry
I'm also not a "natural smiler". I've been asked all my life what's wrong or am I in a bad mood. It's just my normal facial expression. I like to think of it as neutral or focused. However, I've always made a concerted effort to look people in the eye and speak, nod and smile. It takes a little effort, but I've seen so many people's demeanor change as a result of just a "good morning" or "exscuse me, ma'am/sir". I try to do this whether I'm OCing, CCing or not carrying at all.
Believe me when I say I truely believe holding the door for someone or helping them pick something up they have dropped is going to make a bigger impression on most than the fact that you have a gun on your belt. At least I hope so.
June 29th, 2009 01:44 AM
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This is your final warning, folks.
One more CC versus OC debate post will get this thread closed.
As I said before, if you don't approve of open carry, that's your business, but many do, and that is their business.
Respect is a two way street.
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And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
June 29th, 2009 03:34 AM
I open carry almost exclusively in the spring/summer/fall months and I have never, not once had anyone get upset with it. You, as a fellow carrier shouldn't let it bother you.
Originally Posted by rock.45
My personal feeling is, if the gun is in a quality holster, then most people won't be upset. Your average criminal won't have their gun in a holster. Just shoved in their waistband. And they won't be carrying that gun openly either. They will be hiding it. Food for thought.
I know of around 20 other people in my small town who open carry. It isn't uncommon here in Shelby County at all.
I use a Blackhawk SERPA Level II holster when I carry. Open or concealed.
Originally Posted by jem102
June 29th, 2009 11:07 PM
Hey everyone...I travel alot thru Tennessee, but I live in Illinois. I have applied for a Florida CCW, however here is my question. Can I open carry legally while being a Communist resident of Illinois? If so can any one give me a link to the legal code if this is legal? Thanks
June 30th, 2009 09:45 AM
Not in Tn. You must have a permit to OC. Here in Ky you can open carry without a permit. You can get a Pennsylvania permit ( easy to get ) and you can carry in other states. Utah, Florida and a few others are good too.
Originally Posted by newhunter1
Prepare for the worst and hope it never happens
June 30th, 2009 01:27 PM
No permit needed to OC here in North Carolina, newhunter1.
Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.
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June 30th, 2009 04:22 PM
I am getting interested in open carry, and I know that in Indiana, with a permit, it is legal. However, I never have seen anyone open carrying in this part of Indiana (Columbus, Nashville, Seymour). I don't currently have a holster for open carry, but I think if I did I would give it a try. It would definitely be interesting to see the reactions, if any, I got.
June 30th, 2009 06:52 PM
Originally Posted by kentuckycarry
Wow! I am glad I didn't get pulled over as I was OC'ing in my truck...however I did get out of my truck at a gas station while OC'ing and filled up. Now another question...can I OC in my vechicle while traveling thru your beautiful state? (Tennessee) If so can someone still post a link to the legal code so that I can print out.
Originally Posted by Bunny
I vacation in Holden Beach, NC every 2-3 years. That is good to know...plus I love your state as well.
June 30th, 2009 11:45 PM
Originally Posted by newhunter1
I'm not an attorney, but I am staying in a Homewood Suites in Lubbock, TX this week...I think the laws apply to the state you are in at the time.
Look over our TN website: Handgun Carry Permits
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