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Re: Open carry ? [Re: Old Rabbit] #7115862
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Originally Posted By: Old Rabbit
Originally Posted By: tenyearsgone
Originally Posted By: Gangly
I think its silly. When the law passed I was more worried about the safety of the people who OC'd than I was anything else.

Like mentioned above, my pistol is for the protection of me and mine. It is there so that I can remove myself from a deadly situation by force if I am unable to do so otherwise. The first and best option for any deadly situation is to get out of harms way as quickly and safely as possible. If I can get out of the situation without ever having to draw my CC, I am the better for it and will do so every time. With a sidearm attached to my waist and exposed to any Tom, Dick, or Sherri who might want to cause a problem, my options of retreat without being noticed are far slimmer.



And not one person who supports OC cares what you think.


OC was good for an accidental exposure but since it was passed lots of places I used to shop have put up 30-06 and 30-07 signs. Said if they were going to limit one they would limit both.
Personally I think the value was not worth the cost.


If a business puts up a sign saying they want less business, that's their business. Not good business but their business.


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Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
Originally Posted By: Old Rabbit
Originally Posted By: tenyearsgone
Originally Posted By: Gangly
I think its silly. When the law passed I was more worried about the safety of the people who OC'd than I was anything else.

Like mentioned above, my pistol is for the protection of me and mine. It is there so that I can remove myself from a deadly situation by force if I am unable to do so otherwise. The first and best option for any deadly situation is to get out of harms way as quickly and safely as possible. If I can get out of the situation without ever having to draw my CC, I am the better for it and will do so every time. With a sidearm attached to my waist and exposed to any Tom, Dick, or Sherri who might want to cause a problem, my options of retreat without being noticed are far slimmer.



And not one person who supports OC cares what you think.


OC was good for an accidental exposure but since it was passed lots of places I used to shop have put up 30-06 and 30-07 signs. Said if they were going to limit one they would limit both.
Personally I think the value was not worth the cost.


If a business puts up a sign saying they want less business, that's their business. Not good business but their business.


Most places I have seen put up signs were for 30.07 not 30.06.

Re: Open carry ? [Re: RedRanger] #7116194
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Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
Originally Posted By: Old Rabbit

OC was good for an accidental exposure but since it was passed lots of places I used to shop have put up 30-06 and 30-07 signs. Said if they were going to limit one they would limit both.
Personally I think the value was not worth the cost.


If a business puts up a sign saying they want less business, that's their business. Not good business but their business.


Most places I have seen put up signs were for 30.07 not 30.06.


And don’t forget that even with a 30.06 sign in place it is only a class C misdemeanor if you happen to get caught. If you are asked to leave and don’t, then it becomes a criminal trespass.

We all have to make choices.
So, I will always carry concealed and if I am doing it right no one is the wiser.


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Re: Open carry ? [Re: Kev®] #7119327
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Seen a woman in Academy open carrying yesterday. No biggie.


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Re: Open carry ? [Re: SapperTitan] #7120091
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Seen a woman in Academy open carrying yesterday. No biggie.


Yes, of course.

I'm old, but I grew up in Northern California ranch country where more than half of the men (and many women)open carried their revolvers. I was really shocked at how backwards Texas gun laws were, when I moved here.

Times have changed, but a gun on the hip still seems as natural as wearing a hat, to me.

Marc


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Re: Open carry ? [Re: Kev®] #7120352
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I haven't seen any except at gun ranges and in gun stores, which I don't consider counting, but I assume counts.

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I saw a guy in a Dickie's BBQ about a month ago, He was open carrying a 3" 1911.

I think he worked for the local school system judging by the conversation he was having with another guy there.


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Re: Open carry ? [Re: Kev®] #7125966
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I saw one guy at United Supermarket in Graham a few months ago. Ask a few people and apparently he was from out of town......

Re: Open carry ? [Re: Kev®] #7126720
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I'm 100% legal to carry a pistol openly. I don't. I always conceal. But I do not have the right to carry a pistol in my hand while I buy eggs and milk.
I saw a chump yesterday in Wal-Mart wearing flip flops, short [censored] hugging shorts, a skinny tee and a hot damn tac-belt with a Sig Sauer p226 e2 with an extended mag plate.... open like mofo. I was half way "rock on" half way "for [censored] sake"

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I've posted on this topic a number of times on the TFF. My basic rule of thumb has become to dress more professionally if I'm open carrying. A guy in a blazer, button down shirt, and boots looks alot less 'scary' than a dude in a tshirt and cargo pants when each has a visible sidearm.

Most often, I carry concealed, but unless I'm on campus, I rarely worry about how well concealed it is. I know all the arguments about how the bad guys are gonna go after me first. However, I sincerely believe that it's enough of a deterrent to make them look for easier targets.

Do I know that as a fact? No. But most violent criminals are cowards, and really don't want to risk being shot.

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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
I've posted on this topic a number of times on the TFF. My basic rule of thumb has become to dress more professionally if I'm open carrying. A guy in a blazer, button down shirt, and boots looks alot less 'scary' than a dude in a tshirt and cargo pants when each has a visible sidearm.

Most often, I carry concealed, but unless I'm on campus, I rarely worry about how well concealed it is. I know all the arguments about how the bad guys are gonna go after me first. However, I sincerely believe that it's enough of a deterrent to make them look for easier targets.

Do I know that as a fact? No. But most violent criminals are cowards, and really don't want to risk being shot.
I agree, most criminals, if they suspect someone has a gun,are going to look for easier pickings, They want cash, smokes, booze, they aren't interested in a confrontation they might lose.

Re: Open carry ? [Re: Kev®] #7134488
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Saw a guy at Rudy's in Austin today with the grip/handle of a small revolver sticking out of his front right pocket. Looked kind of strange and out of place, didn't appear to be in any type of holster.

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This was the man who got detained at the Santa Fe shooting.


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I pretty much open carry in my shoulder rig every time I’m out and sometimes around the house. I’ve gotten used to wearing it. Wore it yesterday to lunch and no body appeared to notice.


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I'm glad to have someone open carry around me.

Guarantees they will draw the first shot so I have more time to decide what to do.


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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
I'm glad to have someone open carry around me.

Guarantees they will draw the first shot so I have more time to decide what to do.


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I think only a kook would show up at a school shooting carrying a gun.


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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
I'm glad to have someone open carry around me.

Guarantees they will draw the first shot so I have more time to decide what to do.


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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
I'm glad to have someone open carry around me.

Guarantees they will draw the first shot so I have more time to decide what to do.


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Saw my first legit non-LEO open carrier at the grocery store about three days ago.


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There is no logical reason for a civilian to openly carry a handgun.

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Originally Posted By: fouzman
There is no logical reason for a civilian to openly carry a handgun.


The one I have seen was an attention seeker

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Originally Posted By: fouzman
There is no logical reason for a civilian to openly carry a handgun.

Been working at the ranch all day and had to run into town for a quick errand. Instead of kicking off my muddy boots, going inside, removing my sidearm, and then getting on my way, I just jump in the truck and go. Isn't that a logical reason?


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Originally Posted By: unclebubba
Originally Posted By: fouzman
There is no logical reason for a civilian to openly carry a handgun.

Been working at the ranch all day and had to run into town for a quick errand. Instead of kicking off my muddy boots, going inside, removing my sidearm, and then getting on my way, I just jump in the truck and go. Isn't that a logical reason?


I always wear a shirt when out in the public and conceal my weapon by simply pulling the shirt over it. Pretty easy.

If anyone wants to open carry that's just fine and they should. I just don't like drawing attention to myself.

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2 years later and open carry is pretty much a ho-hum, who cares? A few authoritarian lefties got their panties in a bunch and nothing else really happened.

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