OC opponents, your opinions are respectfully noted from other threads.
Is that a subtle attempt to say, "stay the *&%$ out of this thread?"
I don't think I recall any actual opponents though; at least not here. Maybe some that don't feel it's a big deal and won't be driving to Austin to march and carry banners and signs, like me, but no one that opposes it. I'd actually like to see it happen if done right, but I think it'll take some time and massaging. We'll see once and if it gets sponsored and introduced.
Of all the folks who have contacted their reps about it, there have been far more positive replies than negative ones.Unlicensed open carry doesn't have anything to do with concealed carry.
Concealed carry will still be licensed only, therefore as proposed, a person can legally carry open without a license but cannot legally carry concealed. Not sure that will fly and get support or if it'll be modified for now. Allowing open carry for CHL holders makes a logical first step but would require more laws to be changed in regard to concealed carry.
I think that for the most part is the same in most states.
Don't fall for the Obama fear mongering that so many people have tried to spread. Obama has fully supported states legislating their own gun laws as it is now. I don't think you'll see a federal government taking away states powers. Everyone wants to look at his record, which was at a state level. I dn't care if he thinks all men should wear pink underwear on Monday's, if he doesn't have the power to make us, who cares what he thinks.Hell I'm just hoping that the new administration doesn't attempt to legislate away our right to carry AT ALL. I'll hang on to my CHL for now but who knows what'll happen. Apparently there's already work being done to reinstate some sort of AWB that is worse than anything we've ever seen.