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#6111285 - 12/31/15 09:22 AM Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry".
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I'm going to post this question and then sit back and watch the shoot out. My question is this: Why would you want to openly carry a pistol? My thought is that if you do and someone comes into a store that you are in to rob it, then you would be the first person that they target to shoot. In fact, my thought, to the bad guys it would be like you were wearing a target on your back and needed shooting. Wouldn't it be safer, for you, to carry your pistol concealed and have the opportunity of surprise when taking on the bad guys? Waiting for your thoughts popcorn
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#6111365 - 12/31/15 09:58 AM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Mr. T.]
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I don't want to. I just want the right to do so.
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#6111410 - 12/31/15 10:18 AM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Mr. T.]
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#6111443 - 12/31/15 10:35 AM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Mr. T.]
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Mr.T wrote:

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I'm going to post this question and then sit back and watch the shoot out.


Yes, by all means lets start a post whose express purpose is to 'stir the pot'....for your entertainment. Good Grief!


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My question is this: Why would you want to openly carry a pistol? My thought is that if you do and someone comes into a store that you are in to rob it, then you would be the first person that they target to shoot. In fact, my thought, to the bad guys it would be like you were wearing a target on your back and needed shooting.


You know... the above has been 'parroted' so many times...as to just be ridiculous. It is such a Red Herring. Please look to the other 44 States that have Open Carry and you will quickly see your proposal (and gun snatching) is such a rare event as to not be worthy of mention.

Everyone that reads this...ask yourself: How many times in your life have you been in a store (or anywhere else) when it was robbed? I am 61 years old and the answer for ME is ZERO. And before you answer "it just takes one time", well that is true of lighting strikes too, or grizzly bear attacks, or a meteor hitting you. Sheeessh folks....weigh the REAL odds and decide for yourself. For those in the 'sky is falling' camp, simply don't carry openly and support those who do.


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Wouldn't it be safer, for you, to carry your pistol concealed and have the opportunity of surprise when taking on the bad guys?


Depends very much on circumstance and your level of training, right? And I would recommend...if possible, that you NOT 'take on the bad guys' unless you have no other choice. Most criminals are NOT looking for a fight/shootout. They MUCH prefer an easy target and most would be loathe to engage someone they KNOW is armed.

Again, just look to other States and you will find your answer.



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Waiting for your thoughts


My thought is that I hope this thread will die right here....right now. Lets just let OC play out in Texas for a couple of years and then revisit this thread to see if your fears have been substantiated.


Edited by flintknapper (12/31/15 10:37 AM)
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#6111713 - 12/31/15 01:27 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I don't want to. I just want the right to do so.



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#6111723 - 12/31/15 01:31 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Mr. T.]
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Do you ever have to stop in the wrong part of town to get gas? Why not, instead of concealing a weapon in your pants and hope you don't have to use it, wear it on your hip to ensure you won't have to? As stated earlier, thugs prey on the targets they know they can defeat. They, for the most part won't jack with someone they know will fight back.
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#6111741 - 12/31/15 01:41 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Mr. T.]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
I'm going to post this question and then sit back and watch the shoot out. My question is this: Why would you want to openly carry a pistol? My thought is that if you do and someone comes into a store that you are in to rob it, then you would be the first person that they target to shoot. In fact, my thought, to the bad guys it would be like you were wearing a target on your back and needed shooting. Wouldn't it be safer, for you, to carry your pistol concealed and have the opportunity of surprise when taking on the bad guys? Waiting for your thoughts popcorn


I will play he devil advocate on your comment. This is only reason why people think I is not a good idea to open carry. What if a criminal come in to rob the store and multiple people are carrying, then it might be in best option to leave or he will suffer gunshots from several different guns. I think letting someone know you openly have a gun, shows you are strapped and willing to use it.

Also, it's my dam right!


Edited by barndoor (12/31/15 01:44 PM)

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#6111764 - 12/31/15 01:53 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Mr. T.]
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damn how many times a week are we going to talk about this muyloco
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#6111768 - 12/31/15 01:54 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: NewGulf]
Mud Offline
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Originally Posted By: NewGulf
damn how many times a week are we going to talk about this muyloco


Do you want me to start an over/under thread? Maybe make it w poll this time?
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#6111769 - 12/31/15 01:54 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I don't want to. I just want the right to do so.


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#6111771 - 12/31/15 01:55 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Mud]
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Originally Posted By: Mud
Originally Posted By: NewGulf
damn how many times a week are we going to talk about this muyloco


Do you want me to start an over/under thread? Maybe make it w poll this time?



might as well lol
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#6111776 - 12/31/15 01:59 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Mr. T.]
coachwhite34 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/11
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I am not going to open carry but this protects me if I am conceal carrying and my firearm accidentally comes into view I am covered.

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#6112040 - 12/31/15 04:16 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: coachwhite34]
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Originally Posted By: coachwhite34
I am not going to open carry but this protects me if I am conceal carrying and my firearm accidentally comes into view I am covered.


^^^^ This.
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#6112041 - 12/31/15 04:16 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: coachwhite34]
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Originally Posted By: coachwhite34
I am not going to open carry but this protects me if I am conceal carrying and my firearm accidentally comes into view I am covered.


It was covered anyways before open carry
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#6112045 - 12/31/15 04:17 PM Re: Why Would You Want To "Openly Carry". [Re: Mud]
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Loc: Wylie, TX
Originally Posted By: Mud
Originally Posted By: NewGulf
damn how many times a week are we going to talk about this muyloco


Do you want me to start an over/under thread? Maybe make it w poll this time?

How about starting a "People of Walmart that Open Carry" picture thread?

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