OC is becoming easier in TN.

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    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 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'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.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rock.45 View Post
    I still don't understand why anyone wants to carry open in public . it up sets people who are not firearm owners, hell it bother's me and I carry every day all day long, but no one knows I'm carrying a firearm . I don't have to walk around like Wyatt Earp and give up the advantage of concealment. It really bothers other people . some place's I can see the need for open carry , Walmart isn't a of them.
    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.

    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.

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    I think most LEO's and Security outfits have gone to the level 2&3 retention holsters to stop the "grab" from others. Do any of you use them or feel they are necessary especially when shopping and/or moving through crowded areas? As I consider my position on open carry this always comes to mind as I would be personally devastated if someone were to wrench my pistol away from me and injure another. Maybe this is not even a real possibility.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by newhunter1 View Post
    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
    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.
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    No permit needed to OC here in North Carolina, newhunter1.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentuckycarry View Post
    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.

    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny View Post
    No permit needed to OC here in North Carolina, newhunter1.
    Bunny,

    I vacation in Holden Beach, NC every 2-3 years. That is good to know...plus I love your state as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newhunter1 View Post
    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
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    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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