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#5654428 - 03/16/15 10:40 PM Open Carry
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Open Carry passes in Texas 20 to 11 beginning 1-1-2016. What says THF? stir


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#5654436 - 03/16/15 10:45 PM Re: Open Carry [Re: Scary Poppins]
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Meh. To each their own, I guess.

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#5654529 - 03/17/15 05:35 AM Re: Open Carry [Re: Scary Poppins]
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Bout time! I'll still carry concealed but we should have the option
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#5654553 - 03/17/15 06:15 AM Re: Open Carry [Re: Thundervee]
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I'm probably the only CHL holder around who dislikes open carry.

Worst case: There's always some crazy guy who will fly off the handle and steal your sidearm and start shooting.

Best case: Openly packing heat in a restaurant, store, college, etc. makes others uneasy and can intimidate.

Concealed carry just allows you to blend in and bothers no one. And CC allows the same personal defense protection as OP.

But I'm just a voice in the wilderness, it seems.
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#5654676 - 03/17/15 07:58 AM Re: Open Carry [Re: dawaba]
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Registered: 07/01/07
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Dawaba, I just don't see it happening, either one of your scenarios. Almost every other state in the union has open carry of some sort and no mass pandemonium has ensued.

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#5654708 - 03/17/15 08:35 AM Re: Open Carry [Re: dawaba]
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Originally Posted By: dawaba
I'm probably the only CHL holder around who dislikes open carry.

Worst case: There's always some crazy guy who will fly off the handle and steal your sidearm and start shooting.

Best case: Openly packing heat in a restaurant, store, college, etc. makes others uneasy and can intimidate.

Concealed carry just allows you to blend in and bothers no one. And CC allows the same personal defense protection as OP.

But I'm just a voice in the wilderness, it seems.


I'm with you, I will still CC but at least there will not be an issue if I fail to conceal by accident.
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#5654754 - 03/17/15 09:10 AM Re: Open Carry [Re: Scary Poppins]
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It's only passed the Senate, it's now at the house, if it passes the house then it will go to Gov Abbott's desk
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#5654803 - 03/17/15 09:43 AM Re: Open Carry [Re: Thundervee]
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Originally Posted By: Thundervee
It's only passed the Senate, it's now at the house, if it passes the house then it will go to Gov Abbott's desk
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#5654862 - 03/17/15 10:25 AM Re: Open Carry [Re: Scary Poppins]
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with 2/3 of the house being Republicans, I believe it will pass easily..
With that said though, MEH.
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#5654871 - 03/17/15 10:34 AM Re: Open Carry [Re: DTCOOPER]
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Originally Posted By: DTCOOPER
with 2/3 of the house being Republicans, I believe it will pass easily..
With that said though, MEH.


I am with you.

BUT, you do see the irony with ending your post with 'MEH' and your sig block reference to apathy, right?


Edited by HuntnFly67 (03/17/15 10:35 AM)
Edit Reason: Struck me as funny. Just had to bring it up.
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#5654874 - 03/17/15 10:37 AM Re: Open Carry [Re: Thundervee]
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Originally Posted By: Thundervee
It's only passed the Senate, it's now at the house, if it passes the house then it will go to Gov Abbott's desk


It also states that open carry will only be allowed by current CHL holders, not general public. Plus has the provision for business to restrict the open carry by proper signage but I have not figured out what they mean by proper signage, will it be just the standard 30.06 or will they create a new sign for restricting OC but still allowing CC?
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#5654920 - 03/17/15 11:15 AM Re: Open Carry [Re: Scary Poppins]
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How will they enforce it? Can LE legally check someone just because they are openly carrying a sidearm? Can they check you if you "might" be breaking the law? Similar to scenarios we've seen before.

I like GLC'a comment as far as if it accidentally come visible, at least you're covered.
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#5655001 - 03/17/15 12:14 PM Re: Open Carry [Re: Scary Poppins]
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Registered: 01/12/05
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Loc: DFW
If it passes it will be effective 9/1/15.

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#5655112 - 03/17/15 01:25 PM Re: Open Carry [Re: dawaba]
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: dawaba
I'm probably the only CHL holder around who dislikes open carry.

Worst case: There's always some crazy guy who will fly off the handle and steal your sidearm and start shooting.

Best case: Openly packing heat in a restaurant, store, college, etc. makes others uneasy and can intimidate.

Concealed carry just allows you to blend in and bothers no one. And CC allows the same personal defense protection as OP.

But I'm just a voice in the wilderness, it seems.


I'm with you. It's going to be a bad day when I take a report of an armed robbery where he took the gun out of the victims holster because they had their hands full and left the gun exposed and unprotected.
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#5655149 - 03/17/15 01:58 PM Re: Open Carry [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 09/23/10
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Loc: Carrollton, TX
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: dawaba
I'm probably the only CHL holder around who dislikes open carry.

Worst case: There's always some crazy guy who will fly off the handle and steal your sidearm and start shooting.

Best case: Openly packing heat in a restaurant, store, college, etc. makes others uneasy and can intimidate.

Concealed carry just allows you to blend in and bothers no one. And CC allows the same personal defense protection as OP.

But I'm just a voice in the wilderness, it seems.


I'm with you. It's going to be a bad day when I take a report of an armed robbery where he took the gun out of the victims holster because they had their hands full and left the gun exposed and unprotected.


Because this happens with such frequency in the 44 states that allow open carry? But thank you for thinking for all of the plebs. You obviously know best for everyone.


Edited by cdoan02 (03/17/15 02:01 PM)

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