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    From: http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/sh...led-Carry-Laws

    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    Why specifically concealed weapons and not just weapons? A potential assailant might be more discouraged from trying to instigate something if he could see from a distance that you're armed.
    I agree, this is more likely than a potential assailant trying to instigate, or trying to take your weapon. Or, even, continuing to commit whatever other crime they might have been planning.

    However, I'm curious what you think about the impact open carry has on general public safety? Specifically the safety of those around the gun owner? Do you think it has a positive impact or a negative impact?

    I didn't want to hijack CP's thread - There used to be rules about how to do this, but I don't remember them specifically.
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  • #2
    I don't think that anyone openly carrying a weapon is more of a safety concern than someone carrying a concealed weapon.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
      I don't think that anyone openly carrying a weapon is more of a safety concern than someone carrying a concealed weapon.
      Even if they're carrying it legally?
      Your ability to find the silly in the serious will take you far.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
        I don't think that anyone openly carrying a weapon is more of a safety concern than someone carrying a concealed weapon.
        I think this would be true in states where "open carry" was legal. If somebody is openly carrying a weapon where it is not permitted, he is already in violation of the law, and, therefore, communicating, intentionally or not, his lack of respect for the rule of law. I would deem him a threat.
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        • #5
          Interesting open carry related article from this week in my neck of the woods...

          http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christi...carry-n1784142
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            I think this would be true in states where "open carry" was legal. If somebody is openly carrying a weapon where it is not permitted, he is already in violation of the law, and, therefore, communicating, intentionally or not, his lack of respect for the rule of law. I would deem him a threat.
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            • #7
              Who was it that said, "An armed society is a polite society."?
              I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
                Who was it that said, "An armed society is a polite society."?
                Generally, Thomas Jefferson is credited with that, but what DIDN'T he say?
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                • #9
                  Sheesh... Concealed carry grants yet another charge against Mr. Armed Robber. Also useful in areas where security is necessary. And on the public safety front, if Mr. Bad Guy has a weapon concealed he has a better chance of getting close to Miss Unsuspecting Victim before she starts screaming her head off (Yeah, yeah, I know - but that's not why women scream and run away when they see you, Rogue) - which mainly means having another charge to file and once in a blue moon catching Mr. Stupid Bad Guy before he hurts anyone because he does something to get himself frisked.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                    Yeah, yeah, I know - but that's not why women scream and run away when they see you, Rogue
                    Since I've dropped 30 lbs. the wimmenfolk are gettin frisky and flirty again

                    I'm always still in trouble again

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
                      Who was it that said, "An armed society is a polite society."?
                      http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/qu...ahe100989.html

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                      • #12
                        Ah, thank you much.
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