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Re: Why I donít open carry and donít think you should either
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 10:18:52 AM »
Just good "Old Fashioned" common sense article.
But as he says . . . . Everyone should make their own decisions.
I tend to agree with him.
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Re: Why I donít open carry and donít think you should either
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 02:34:20 PM »
Whenever I see someone open carrying around here, I feel some "warm and fuzzy" stuff, but also feel some apprehension about possible negative reactions from J. Q. Public like what happened at a Walmart a while back.

Not once have I ever felt danger from seeing someone open carrying.

However, I do tend to scrutinize the "whole person" after I see a gun on em.

The last time I remember seeing a guy open carrying it was at the Butte Walmart.
He was in the frozen foods section, obviously shopping for dinner.
He had a 1911 style pistol in a small of the back holster, between suspenders.
He was grossly overweight, and needed a shower and change of clothes.

I wondered if he'd be fast enough to stop an attempt to grab his pistol from the rear, if it ever happened to him.
I thought he should at least keep it in front where he could see better.



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Re: Why I donít open carry and donít think you should either
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 02:42:31 PM »
...The last time I remember seeing a guy open carrying it was at the Butte Walmart...He had a 1911 style pistol in a small of the back holster, between suspenders.
He was grossly overweight, and needed a shower and change of clothes...

You can't fix stupid.
Particularly in the case of someone who is grossly overweight, the SOB holster is a direct threat to the spine. All he'd have to do is fall backwards onto it, and he could become an instant paraplegic.
Then you and I, as taxpayers, would have to support both him and his 'round-the-clock caregivers, and his supply of Depends, for the rest of his life.
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Re: Why I donít open carry and donít think you should either
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 03:59:25 AM »
I also support the right to OC, but also think it's a bad choice, he mentions in the article about someone "wanting your firearm" but there could be times were the criminal see you, and just wants you out of the equation
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