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    Red face Is LA. better than TX.?

    Hey yall.

    Just moved here from Texas and I am totally excited about OC. (It's illegal in Texas!)
    But I am not a permanent resident of LA. My driver's license address is still the address I lived at in Texas. Now this may be a completely stupid question, but is it okay if I OC?

    Or because I am a Texan, that stupid "no OC law" still applies to my little Texas self?

    Also, I do not have an issued carry concealed permit from neither TX nor LA.
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    OC is becoming more and more acceptable as a social norm.

    Louisiana is a traditional open carry state. They have complete state preemption of firearms laws with the exception that laws in place prior to the passage of preemption are allowed to remain in place.


    In other words you need to become aware of some grandfathered laws too.
    http://opencarry.org/la.html

    Recommend that you contact a representative of LOCAL here:
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...and-Shreveport
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    Yankees will often comment "do you think this is Texas/wild west". I've found this annoying as one of my favorite states is far more free than Texas is given credit for (even if it is loathing credit); Louisiana has some of the best laws. So, Yes Louisiana is far better than Texas.
    Don't believe any facts that I say! This is the internet and it is filled with lies and untruth. I invite you to look up for yourself the basic facts that my arguments might be based upon. This way we can have a discussion where logic and hints on where to find information are what is brought to the forum and people look up and verify facts for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breanne View Post
    Hey yall.

    Just moved here from Texas and I am totally excited about OC. (It's illegal in Texas!)
    Welcome to La. !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Breanne View Post
    But I am not a permanent resident of LA. My driver's license address is still the address I lived at in Texas. Now this may be a completely stupid question, but is it okay if I OC? Or because I am a Texan, that stupid "no OC law" still applies to my little Texas self?
    Within the boarders of La. the only state laws that apply are Louisiana law. US citizens from out of state are subject to La. law and for the most part OC is protected here. So the short answer is "yes".

    Quote Originally Posted by Breanne View Post
    Also, I do not have an issued carry concealed permit from neither TX nor LA.
    A cc permit is not required for most OCing in La.

    Come join us over at Laopencarry.org !!

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    Wink Awesome

    Thank you guys! I'm sure people ask the "can I OC if...?" questions all the time and I would imagine it gets quite old.
    I'm so excited to finally open carry. As a single, young female this certainly means a lot to me and my personal protection.

    And yes, I can't wait to meet up with LOCAL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylen View Post
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    Tryin to be creepy guy? lol!!

    It's true we're not used to having ladies at our meets (it's happened a few times). We promise to behave ourselves.
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    Ladies should not be subjected to such innuendo even in jest. Women are golden to our cause - mothers with children go platinum. All should be made to feel welcome, regardless of gender and treated with respect.

    Too we must keep in mind this is a public forum read by the media, politicians and an otherwise diverse group.
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    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Thumbs up Yay!

    Finally open carried! It was a positive experience for sure. No one said anything. No one freaked out. And no one called the cops.

    I tried to take a picture before I went out but it was kind of hard with a cell phone...

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    and yes... I am over joyed

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    Glad you had a positive experience. I trust you've made yourself aware of where not to OC?

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    Question Grocery Stores and gas stations

    Quote Originally Posted by georg jetson View Post
    Glad you had a positive experience. I trust you've made yourself aware of where not to OC?
    Yes I've read up on the law. The only thing I'm not so sure about is grocery stores and gas stations. They sell liquor there but people don't consume liquor on the premises. ...?

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    Where did you oc in Hammond? I've been in the wally world, target, best buy etc. Only had one problem in the wal mart but it was quickly sorted out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breanne View Post
    Yes I've read up on the law. The only thing I'm not so sure about is grocery stores and gas stations. They sell liquor there but people don't consume liquor on the premises. ...?
    Correct. They don't "dispense" alcohol, so they're okay for OC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valerius View Post
    Where did you oc in Hammond? I've been in the wally world, target, best buy etc. Only had one problem in the wal mart but it was quickly sorted out.
    I had an issue in a shreveport Walmart as well. It boiled down to an employee not knowing Walmart policy. After 30 min of being paraded around the store like a criminal, the manager told me Walmart policy allowed oc only for le officers displaying a badge, but told me I could finish my shopping today since I had been polite. When I was leaving, said manager was waiting in the parking lot and personally apologized because he reviewed the policy and was was wrong. Moral of the story, always always be polite when confronted. When you become belligerent, you lose any leg you had to stand on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnuman45 View Post
    --snip-- Moral of the story, always always be polite when confronted. When you become belligerent, you lose any leg you had to stand on.
    Yep - One can be "right" and still lose through mishandling the situation.

    Equally (most?) important is that a bad attitude reflects negatively on the entire OC movement, especially in that specific state/area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valerius View Post
    Where did you oc in Hammond? I've been in the wally world, target, best buy etc. Only had one problem in the wal mart but it was quickly sorted out.

    So far I have open carried in Winn Dixie, Walgreens, CVS and a few other random mom and pop stores. Also, i ride my bicycle around the town; mostly through neighborhoods. And so far, I haven't had any problems.

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    Welcome. And congratulations. For the most part, LA is OC friendly. If you are stopped, try to keep your cool. Just know the laws and that you are well within your rights. Not only is this right protected by the 2nd amendment, it is also protected Article 1 Section 11 of the LA state constitution.

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