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Open carry to exercise your right. Concealed for defense.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Enochwel, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Enochwel

    Enochwel Member

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    Noticed a man open carry in a high crime area (In Mississippi - I reside back and forth between the two states) with his whole family today. I fully support him doing so; however, I don't believe open carry is functional for more than exercising your right (which is increasingly important for us to do) as the bad guy with the gun would never let you even draw (of course he will see you with your gun [yes I did specify a gun here] - that's the idea right?).

    Better in an area like that with your family to CCW.

    I know this isn't so political, but it is not very informative for the CHL section either, but it could be political...

    for practical purposes, shouldn't we all have the right to CCW barring violent criminal history or certain mental problems? Practical as in ccw cannot be a mistaken for aggression, therefore assumed purpose should be defensive carry. Right not privilege as in there should be no cost (or class discrimination) associated with the right to ccw. I might assume this man was open carrying because he could not get a ccw license, which bars him from the more practical use of his weapon for the defense of his family.

    I'm aiming for general discussion about ccw vs open carry and the practicality vs farce of open carry states which still require a license to ccw.
     


    Last edited: Apr 9, 2015
  2. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    High crime area? Could you be more specific?

    I really don't think I would be open carrying a pistol while it is illegal to do so, even in a so called high crime area, wherever that may be...........

    Family with me or not, the PD would have major problem with it until it is legal to do so....
     
  3. Davetex

    Davetex TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Here we go again. We're being trolled.
     
  4. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    I have no idea what the OP is talking about.
     
  5. Glockster69

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    Hmm, nothing in the OP suggests he's talking about a handgun.
     
  6. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    The OP said the guy wouldn't be able to "draw". That lends me to believe he was talking about a handgun.
     
  7. Glockster69

    Glockster69 TGT Addict BANNED!!!

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    May be splittin hairs but a fair point. Should I send v-tach an I'm sorry card? :p
     
  8. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    lol......I've got pretty thick skin........

    But, yeah, I got it was a holstered pistol from his post........I could be wrong.....
     
  9. winchster

    winchster Right Wing Extremist TGT Supporter

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    I just want somebody, anybody, to provide a single instance where an open carry guy was "shot first".
     
  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    I want to know where this happened.....
     


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