Thread: Western KY
Hey guys, pretty new around here but have been reading your forums and gathering alot of information from past posts and references you guys have made and figured i'd add my two cents in here. Just came back home for leave to Benton, KY and the surrounding areas (Paducah, Draffenville, Murray, etc) from California which as you all know has some very interesting and not understandable views on law abiding citizens open carrying so i chose to take full advantage and open carry my kimber custom and extra ammo every second i was awake and moving. Visited Paducah mall, all around Murray and benton as well including several restaraunts and retail stores. I'm very happy to say that past a few big eyed children, several older ladies having an apparent extra level of affection for someone armed, and a few cases of mistaken identity for plain clothes law enforcement everything went really well. Had a little bit of a scare in the mall parking lot because a pale, wife beater wearing, "gangster" teenager felt the need to begin throwing m80 firecrackers one row over and gave me a good practice run but i'm glad my reaction time still holds promise for the real thing. Hope this helps all of you running around the area in some way and hope i can come back to visit home again sometime soon. In the mean time enjoy the freedom to open carry there and know that i'm jealous of you every second. Take it easy
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Glad to hear you didn't have any troubles. That is the case for the most part, but it seems that the parks in McCracken county are "hot bed" issues for carry. Go figure.
A bullet may have your name on it, but shrapnel is addressed to whom it may concern.
Why open carrying is a good idea: http://forum.pafoa.org/open-carry-14...encounter.html
Last edited by disgruntled41; 07-08-2012 at 09:51 PM.
Good to know you didn't have any trouble in that part of the state. Thanks for sharing.