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  1. Watson

    Watson New Member

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    In January, 2016 the Texas Open Carry law went into effect. I'm curious - how many members here actually do this?
     


  2. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    Based on prior discussions, not many. There are staunch OC shooters here, and staunch no OC shooters.

    I've seen less than 20 people OC'ing since it passed.
     
  3. Watson

    Watson New Member

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    That's 20 people more than I've seen. I guess I don't move in the right circles.
     
  4. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    I have only seen maybe 5 people OC'ing besides TGT groups. But it is also not something that I find odd and catches my eye either. No clue how many I have missed.

    I do not OC but that is my personal preference. I am glad it is an option though.
     
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  5. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    No biggie to me the state law defines that you can open carry. I don't think about it one way or the other. Now when I walk the dog at 4:30 in the morning I am in a T-shirt and Shorts. I have a pistol in a belly band holster I strap it on over the T-shirt. I am in my yard. I see some folks open carrying around town.
     
  6. majormadmax

    majormadmax TGT Addict

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    I OC all the time, no one has really noticed and so far there's been no issues with it.

    I think most people don't pay enough attention to realize when someone is OC'ing. That said, I haven't seen too many folks doing it since January 2016.

    That really doesn't bother me, the important thing is that we have the right and option to do so...
     
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  7. Frank59

    Frank59 NO MA'AM!! TGT Supporter

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    I open carry to and from the range only. I did get confronted by a nosey neighbor who was under the impression that open carry was against the law. I tried to explain to her that It was if you didn't have a license to do so. She even went as far as to ask if she could see mine and I again explained to her that if she was not a LEO of magistrate I didn't have to.
     
  8. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    On the other hand, many muggles seem to be under the impression that open carry doesn't require a license and anybody could do it, whereas concealed carry does. Hence you see .07 signs put up with the intent to prevent unlicensed carrying. Dumb.

    Me, I've found the most comfortable and accessible way to carry a handgun is an OWB belt holster, and now if my shirt flies up, it's not illegal.
     
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  9. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    I dont think that has anything to do with 30.07 signs. It is my experience that businesses with 30.07 signs simply dont want open carry at all.
     
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  10. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    That was literally the reasoning I was given several times. "You need a license to carry concealed but anybody could carry openly, so that's why we have the .07 sign".
     


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