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    US News publishes OpenCarry.org's John Pierce's commentary

    http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/sh...-public-safety

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    Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety

    By John Pierce, Co-founder of OpenCarry.org
    April 25, 2012

    The first thing I noticed about the question for this debate was the way it is worded. "Should people be 'allowed' to carry guns openly?" Using the phrase 'allowed' implies that open carry is a privilege that the state grants to citizens. However, nothing could be further from the truth. The right to openly bear arms for security and self-defense is enshrined not only in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution but also in a majority of state constitutions.

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    By Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner:

    Pierce – a co-founder of Open Carry.org and one of the Open Carry movement’s most prominent leaders..........

    "Pierce, for the record, is one of the most level-headed guys on the landscape, and his leadership role in the movement has garnered for him the considerable respect of “OC” activists across the country. His common sense approach to Open Carry contrasts significantly with what many would consider the hysteria-driven comment from Lindsay Nichols with the Legal Community Against Violence.....

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?102334-Open-Carry-debate-erupts-on-national-forum!!!!!!&highlight=Open+Carry+debate+erupts+U.S .+News
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