The List Grows: no open carry and more corporate reactions
This is a discussion on The List Grows: no open carry and more corporate reactions within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Bikenut
In the case of Wal Mart it isn't the request to not open carry. It is Wal Mart aligning itself with ...
September 6th, 2019 02:11 PM
Bingo...it is not Walmart's position on open carry that bothers me...it is their coming out in support of gun control.
Originally Posted by Bikenut
“The everyday man who holsters a handgun for come-what-may eventualities cannot improve on a .44 Special revolver.” Skeeter Skelton
September 6th, 2019 02:29 PM
Open carry is legal in North Carolina. Where I have seen it, mostly at Walmart, why because that's where we grocery shop. Open carriers appear to be predominately male as opposed to female, but with that said I've witnessed female open carriers also. I guess the open carries have a choice to make stop shopping at Walmart or obtain a NC-CHP. I actually thought I would see open carry more so in rural counties but not as much as I thought I would.
September 6th, 2019 10:35 PM
Article from The Slate. They're essentially saying that the guy in Springfield is the best advocate for "Common Sense Gun Reform" they've ever seen
From Discover on Google https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...reychenko.html
September 6th, 2019 11:04 PM
I conceal carry all the time except going to range or desert to shoot. I went to Walmart today to get a few items needed. Looked for sign saying no open carry guns allowed. There was none. But did notice there no one open carried as times I shop at this Walmart I would see a few open carry.
September 7th, 2019 10:42 AM
You have described the textbook example of a criminal psychopath. Robert Hare, and other notable experts on the subject, estimate that about 1 out of 100 North Americans is a psychopath, as measured on Hare's Psychopathy Checklist. The rate is lower in Europe and much lower in Asia, interesting enough. Of course, not all psychopaths are criminals. Many are successful business leaders, politicians, military officers, bankers etc.
Originally Posted by Cypher
Anyhow, at 1% of the population, most of us enter the sphere of influence of one or more criminal psychopaths every day. The OP is dead on. True clinical psychopaths see the rest of us as a resource. A distinguishing hall mark of psychopathy is the complete absence of a conscience or a sense of guilt. Don't try to imagine that because if you are not a psychopath, the concept is so foreign that it is nearly impossible to precisely fathom. If you walk into Walmart with a handgun on your hip in plain view, to a criminal psychopath, it is not only a weapon that permits control and intimidation, it is also an enticing five-hundred dollar prize. As you blithely read the label on the bag of fertilizer they are watching and scheming on how to separate you from your prize.
September 7th, 2019 11:11 AM
My Wife open carrys. I usually conceal carry.
Originally Posted by dennis40x
I do notice some curious looks, makes me inwardly chuckle.
I guess she'll use her cover garment now when necessary to
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September 7th, 2019 12:11 PM
About the only thing I use WM for is my diabetic supplies as they are literally 1/2 the cost of other places. Used to but cheap .223 ammo but that will be out of the equation now. Will start looking for my diabetic supplies online now
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September 7th, 2019 12:19 PM
I'm trying to remember where I read it, but I think that number is up. It might have been William Aprill. I think it's now an estimated 4% of the population is psychopath/sociopath...and rising. After seeing the meltdowns over the 2016 elections, 2018 elections, the fake Russia coup and all the Pantifa insanity I tend to think it's underestimated.
Originally Posted by Swedishsteel
September 7th, 2019 01:22 PM
It is also true, posted or not, if management asked him to conceal, put in vehicle, or leave, and he refused to do any of the options, he was already tresspassing. One can be technically right while simultaneously legally wrong.
Originally Posted by RonM0710
All of the theaters around me are legally posted as near as I can tell.
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September 7th, 2019 01:27 PM
I've long been aware of the pro-OC faction's argument that a right not used is a right lost. As I see it in these instances, a right exercised can also be a right lost.
Originally Posted by 1942bull
"Stop being dangerous, and you become edible." William Aprill
September 13th, 2019 03:34 AM
I agree with Mike1956. Open carry can easily turn into privileges lost, or stores denied to us, simple because of the stupidity of one person.
I open carry. Around the house and to and from work. Why? Convenience. Its easier for.me to get the holster on and off, considering work is a darn npe. It's also easier for me to access my gun while in driving. My tshirt is usually large enough that if I need to cover it up to go into a store. Of all the times over the past 2 years that I have stopped for gas or something on the way to or from work, I've seen my carrying pointed out once. That was at a quiktrip and I was pumping gas. There are 2 movie theaters on my side of town. One, I've gone to several times, the other, only once. The one with the single trip? I was spending time with my 32 yo son. I rarely get to spend time with him, and we went to see john wick 3. I had him drive by the door before we parked, and it was posted. If it hadn't been for the fact that he bought the tickets online, and it was a rare time out with him, I would have refused to go in and we would have gone to a different theater. I did have a talk with him on the way in, to let him know they would not see me darken their door again, and had to explain about the sign. (And to think I raised him with guns in the house, and he knows I carry). Back to the subject at hand. Walmart wont get another dime from me or the wife. She agrees once I explained about the anti gun relationship they now have, Bloomberg, and the red flag laws. CVS and Walgreens, same thing. Just means I have to plan a bit more for birthday and valentine's day. Didn't know about olive garden. Going to have to search the threads on that one. Ain't got a Kroger's up here, so not worried about it.
This list getting longer is kind of ridiculous. Already have to disarm for prescriptions, the doctor, and groceries (shop on base, it's cheaper). Now its starting out in town. This keeps up, us law abiding citizens won't have anywhere we can go without having to disarm or be funding the anti gun idiots.
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