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Actually only about six states flatly prohibit open carry. Most of the others have certain restrictions/requirements. The following states allow open carry without any preconditions; Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Alaska, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Virginia, Vermont and South Dakota.
For all the skinny, check with opencarry.org. Vermont and Alaska also allow concealed carry without any preconditions such as a permit.
 

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Ohio is an OC state, but if your carrying a loaded gun in a car you better have a CHL. You can walk down the street and its fine, but not in your car basically, thats assuming you have no CHL.
 

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Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado are open carry states. I'm pretty sure Wyoming and Montana are, as well.

Certain restrictions apply in each, of course, but they're limited.

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Wow, you can open carry in my state and I didnt even have a clue..Thanks for the heads up guys..
 

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Kansas is generally OC, but some cities and towns have restrictions...
 

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Wow, you can open carry in my state and I didnt even have a clue..Thanks for the heads up guys..
That is assuming you have a carry permit. Other wise you are out of luck. Indiana does not issue concealed carry permits. They issue carry permits.
 

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I can tell you Tennessee is an open carry state.
 

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Open Carry??

Georgia is, but I observe these issues. IF I am a Stop and Rob guy, read that as Stop and Rob the 7-11 I just walked into and I see an Open Carry guy in the store, who am I going to shoot first from ambush? The Open Carry guy, cause the guy behind the counter may have at best a baseball bat cause he is a Foreigner who does not or cannot get a license to carry or his religion forbids violence. Go figure what religion that is, but all of the foreign folks who sit behind of the counters in all of the stop and robs I seldom visit, do not carry and most do not have bullet proof counter facing compartments around them. The one's that do, have had and continue to have holdup issues.....
 

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Blue Thunder, you nailed the tactical disadvantage of carrying openly. I won't do it myself. Open carry advocates don't care for my attitude but my safety is my business and I take it seriously.

Maybe someday we'll achieve open carry nirvana where we all have pistols strapped to our hips in the free and open air, and we'll gather 'round and hold hands and sing kumbaya, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
 

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Georgia is, but I observe these issues. IF I am a Stop and Rob guy, read that as Stop and Rob the 7-11 I just walked into and I see an Open Carry guy in the store, who am I going to shoot first from ambush? The Open Carry guy, cause the guy behind the counter may have at best a baseball bat cause he is a Foreigner who does not or cannot get a license to carry or his religion forbids violence. Go figure what religion that is, but all of the foreign folks who sit behind of the counters in all of the stop and robs I seldom visit, do not carry and most do not have bullet proof counter facing compartments around them. The one's that do, have had and continue to have holdup issues.....
Ummmm....yeah.... and show us examples in real life where that has happened?

Armed and Considered Dangerous: A Survey of Felons and Their Firearms (Social Institutions and Social Change) (Paperback)
by Peter H. Rossi (Author), James Wright (Author)
Interviewing felony prisoners in ten state correctional systems in 1981, Wright and Rossi found extensive information suggesting that gun control laws have relatively little effect on violent criminals. For example, only 12% of criminals, and only 7% of the criminals specializing in handgun crime, had acquired their last crime handgun at a gun store. Of those, about a quarter had stolen the gun from a store; a large number of the rest, Wright and Rossi suggested, had probably procured the gun through a legal surrogate buyer, such as a girlfriend with a clean record. Fifty-six percent of the prisoners said that a criminal would not attack a potential victim who was known to be armed. Seventy-four percent agreed with the statement that "One reason burglars avoid houses where people are at home is that they fear being shot during the crime." Thirty-nine percent of the felons had personally decided not to commit a crime because they thought the victim might have a gun, and eight percent said the experience had occurred "many times." Criminals in states with higher civilian gun ownership rates worried the most about armed victims. Despite the popular myth that criminals preferred small, inexpensive handguns (so-called "Saturday Night Specials" or "junk guns"), the felony prisoners preferred larger, more powerful handguns-equal to the guns which they expected the police would have. Although the criminals rarely bought guns in gun stores, the overwhelming majority stated that obtaining a gun after their release from prison would be a simple project, which might take a few hours to a few weeks. Armed and Dangerous has lost none of its importance. In the years since it was published, no-one has done any research on criminal gun use and acquisition that is even half as significant or detailed. Armed and Dangerous is also a great book to give a library. The new paperback includes an introduction by Jim Wright that discusses the reaction to Armed and Dangerous in the years since its first publication.
I will take my chances and DETER the MAJORITY of FELONS who would be evaluating me as a target.

BTW, we are both breaking the rules of the open carry forum shown at the top of this forum.
 

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Georgia with a GFL (Georgia Firearms License).

I OC quite often especially in the winter.
 
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