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    Pittsburgh Mass Shooting and Open Carry?

    Recently there was a mass shooting by a 20 year old with two handguns in Pittsburgh.

    Do any of you folks think that situation will make harassment by Pittsburgh Police more likely for us OC'ers?
    I personally have no doubt more people will call in if they see a MWAG.
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    Personally I don't think it will make a difference. We had the big Virginia Tech shooting here in VA. I did not notice a difference in citizen's or police officer's reactions to my openly carried firearm afterwards. All but the most hardcore anti will realize that the Pitt shootin was the act of a single deranged individual. Besides that, at least one of the guns was stolen so we are not exactly talking about a law-abiding citizen here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Personally I don't think it will make a difference. We had the big Virginia Tech shooting here in VA. I did not notice a difference in citizen's or police officer's reactions to my openly carried firearm afterwards. All but the most hardcore anti will realize that the Pitt shootin was the act of a single deranged individual. Besides that, at least one of the guns was stolen so we are not exactly talking about a law-abiding citizen here.
    Good points.

    I have only had a couple of run ins with Pittsburgh LEO's and I must say they were extremely negative. The Pittsburgh PD IMHO just seem to have the most extreme power trip's going on.

    I hope this doesn't effect us OC'ers in a negative manner.
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    Then you also have Philly cops at the other end of the state!
    Be safe, be prepared, and carry on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig229 View Post
    Recently there was a mass shooting by a 20 year old with two handguns in Pittsburgh.

    Do any of you folks think that situation will make harassment by Pittsburgh Police more likely for us OC'ers?
    I personally have no doubt more people will call in if they see a MWAG.
    I wondered that, so I CCed at a hospital downtown, since I wasn't going to be unarmed, and I had to be at the hospital for a family member's surgery.

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