Carrying firearms openly in public

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  1. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    In my state and many others it is not illegal to openly carry a firearm in public. I know what the legal parameters are (obviously) but how do y'all feel and what would you expect from the police if you saw a person walking down a busy city street at lunchtime with a scoped rifle slung over his/her shoulder. Not acting crazy, pointing it around, threatening or doing anything else that would make you notice them.
     
  2. Popeye Saavedra

    Popeye Saavedra Well-Known Member

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    You talking about rifles and shot guns not handguns I assume.
     
  3. Chief2Kick

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    I'm in a rural area, out in the country it's not a rare sight. In town it might get some looks.
     
  4. Mr. Potato Head

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    :lol:

    I would definitely think I had a reason speak with them.
     
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    One of my favorite parts of my Arizona river/golf trip each May is carrying with freedom
     
  6. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Nope......handguns too. Just not concealed.
     
  7. Lemmy

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    Around here it generally gets 911 calls in addition to looks.
     
  8. HeinousMark

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    Yeah it would depend on the place and the situation, but here in Texas, it's concealed carry. I've never grasped the benefits of concealed vs open......

    I will throw this out there: I grew up in a semi-rural area when guns were common, but I gotta admit, the first time I went to a huge gun show in "the big city", it was kinda creepy being around so many gun totin' redneck suburbanites all at once......
     
  9. Popeye Saavedra

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    Seriously? Are carry permits required for any of these where you are at?
     
  10. Popeye Saavedra

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    Even if no one is technically breaking the law, seems like the right thing to do.
     
  11. Lemmy

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    For concealed carry a permit is required but not for open carry.
     
  12. Dainty Jainty

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    Well, I don't see the point of openly carrying a rifle and scope if you're not going hunting. But in general, if it's legal, don't bother or confront the person since they're just going about their business (although it doesn't hurt to keep an eye on them until they're out of view).

    I have no problem with gun ownership and look forward to having some of my own when I move out of NYC.
     
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    Popeyes leave dainty alone
     
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    When I first moved to NJ people would walk down the street in Jamesburg like that: shotguns broken over their arm, and bows, while dressed in hunting cammo. scared the crap out of me. It still makes me uneasy when i see the paramilitary police in their surge gear. I dont like the idea of anyone walking the streets with their fingers on the trigger waiting for the reason or opportunity to fire a gun. at least give me the warning of drawing it out.
     
  15. Popeye Saavedra

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    :c
     
  16. Popeye Saavedra

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    :facepalm: Think about it, you don't take your dick out unless you are gonna piss or fuck. If I see a gun out in the open I am gonna assume someone is intending to use it.
     
  17. The Cunt

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    One day they might let you carry a open beer outside too
     
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    That's crazy talk.
     
  19. Deepercreek

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    It's not uncommon to see open carry here, most carry concealed though.

    I notice a lot more open carry in AZ, seems like there is always one or two people open carrying if I stop at a grocery store.
     
  20. Dainty Jainty

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