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  • 75% of the time (about 4 times a week)

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  • 50% of the time (about 3 times a week)

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  • 25% or less (about 1 day a week or every other week)

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    do you open carry?

    just piggy-backing off the thread about people on here probably not open carrying...just trying to figure out a true percentage of those on this site...

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    Re: do you open carry?

    As frequently as possible. I prefer OC to CC.

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    I don't live in an OC state, but if I did, I'd OC all the time. Not every time I left the house as there are places and times when it is not legal/possible or unwise, but as often as possible.

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    I don't think your poll has an adequate choice. I am an OC > CC guy. I OC every day but I CC some of those days.

    An example would be that I OC when I am out about doing normal daily stuff. I CC when I am having a family gathering.
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    Re: do you open carry?

    PA is an open carry state with no carry permit required to do so but I do not open carry. I do not want the attention nor am I trying to show it off. It's there strictly for protection of myself and my family. You do need a license to CC in PA and its very very easy to get if you are not a convicted felon. I have had my CC permit for over 20 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcea View Post
    PA is an open carry state with no carry permit required to do so but I do not open carry. I do not want the attention nor am I trying to show it off. It's there strictly for protection of myself and my family. You do need a license to CC in PA and its very very easy to get if you are not a convicted felon. I have had my CC permit for over 20 years

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    Why sign up for an OC forum if you hold such views? You will not be popular here. I am not trying to be mean, or tell you that you shouldn't post here or anything like that. As far as I know(and am concerned), all are welcome. I'm just curious as to what you hope to gain out of membership here.

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    I voted 100% of the time, the caveat being when it's legal. Sometimes I have to go to the communist country of Maryland, where I can't.
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    Re: do you open carry?

    I do both, but I CC more than I OC. I would say 65% / 35%. I just recently started OC-ing and getting comfortable with it.

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    75%, but it's more like 80%. The rest of the time I'm CCing. Very rarely do I leave without carrying anything, and almost always it's because I'm headed to either the Chicago-owned and run mall which bans firearms 100% of the time, or because I'm headed to one of the Chicago-owned and run military bases which does much the same thing.
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    Re: do you open carry?

    100% of the time I OC. Love in Maine and don't have a CC Permit, do I have to OC. Even when I get my CC permit I will stillOC all the time, I just won't have to unload in the car. In CT I OCed about 90% if the time. The concealed times being dinner with the wife, don't want a LEO encounter messing up date night.

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    I OC whenever possible, at work I cover per the owners request. This is better than being unarmed and in TN you need a permit to carry period.

    Every day on my way to work with stops, out to lunch, heading home with stops, Wally world, Lowes, to the corner store, at home, wherever I can I OC.

    A few exceptions I impose on myself (my FIL's funeral etc.)

    So is this 100%, 75%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twoskinsonemanns View Post
    i voted 100% of the time, the caveat being when it's legal. Sometimes i have to go to the communist country of maryland, where i can't.
    yikes!

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    I carry 100% of the time OC - unless it is illegal to do so. There are some places in NC where you can't carry at all. I am also completely disarmed at work because I work under their rules. I have a CHP, though I only use it to buy pistols and for colder weather carry - if a coat happens to cover the pistol on my hip, I'm all legal.

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    Re: do you open carry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    Why sign up for an OC forum if you hold such views? You will not be popular here. I am not trying to be mean, or tell you that you shouldn't post here or anything like that. As far as I know(and am concerned), all are welcome. I'm just curious as to what you hope to gain out of membership here.
    I am a fan of guns and all open platforms about them. I do not choose to open carry but I have done it especially going to and from the range and such. I don't begrudge anyone from open carrying at all just the fact that I have carried concealed for so long its my preference to do so. I also do not want my kids getting the worng impression seeing me with a gun 24/7 . Just my opinion but if you have a CC permit? Why would you need to open carry? Again I hold nothing against the practice at all but I guess in some states its look at differently than others. Even though PA is an open carry state with no permit required. You hardly ever see anyone doing so i mean its a rare sight. But to each his own!! Enjoy your 2nd amendment rights!! I know I do!!!

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    do you open carry?

    100% of the time where legal. Every once in awhile I'll also conceal a second gun depending on the situation.
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    100% of the time where legal. Open carry legal with or without a CC here in WA state.

    Biggest argument I get is if someone comes in to shoot a place up and sees an OCer, he will shoot him first. maybe but he might also just leave and shoot some other place up or just go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcea View Post
    ........ I also do not want my kids getting the worng impression seeing me with a gun 24/7 . Just my opinion but if you have a CC permit? Why would you need to open carry? ..................Sent from my Galaxy S///
    I take offense to this. I OC at the 100% level. I live in the wonderful State of Washington where the Second Amendment lives. My children see me everyday wearing a weapon, well holstered, on my hip. I see this as being a role model to my children. I took each of them to the range to learn how to safely deploy and employ a weapon. What "wrong impression" am I giving my children. You sound like you are embarrassed , or guilty for carrying and choose to hide it from your children.

    On the second part...... In Washington you cannot (by law) carry loaded in a vehicle without a CPL (con pist lic) and to lessen the chance of unnecessary handling, I applied for and was approved for a CPL. I do not "need" to open carry, I want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcea View Post
    I am a fan of guns and all open platforms about them. I do not choose to open carry but I have done it especially going to and from the range and such. I don't begrudge anyone from open carrying at all just the fact that I have carried concealed for so long its my preference to do so. I also do not want my kids getting the worng impression seeing me with a gun 24/7 . Just my opinion but if you have a CC permit? Why would you need to open carry? Again I hold nothing against the practice at all but I guess in some states its look at differently than others. Even though PA is an open carry state with no permit required. You hardly ever see anyone doing so i mean its a rare sight. But to each his own!! Enjoy your 2nd amendment rights!! I know I do!!!

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    with all due respect- i'd rather have my children see me with a gun 24/7, so they can ask questions and get educated properly so that if they ever come across a gun, they don't mess up and shoot their friend in the head. my son always knows where my gun is when i carry it. why? he knows that when he hugs me he has to be careful of that part of my body. it also means he won't get a bad impression or become a sheep when he gets older.

    just my $.01 though. (adjusted for inflation)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    I take offense to this. I OC at the 100% level. I live in the wonderful State of Washington where the Second Amendment lives. My children see me everyday wearing a weapon, well holstered, on my hip. I see this as being a role model to my children. I took each of them to the range to learn how to safely deploy and employ a weapon. What "wrong impression" am I giving my children. You sound like you are embarrassed , or guilty for carrying and choose to hide it from your children.

    On the second part...... In Washington you cannot (by law) carry loaded in a vehicle without a CPL (con pist lic) and to lessen the chance of unnecessary handling, I applied for and was approved for a CPL. I do not "need" to open carry, I want to.
    Plus 1. I dont want my kids to think carrying a gun is bad,when all they hear from tv,schools,and the left wing gov.is its a BAD thing. Kinda like not wanting your kids to see you drink a beer. BTW, cc with a permit is not a right but rather a privelage. I like to educate the sheep.Yea,I gotta gun, so what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcea View Post
    I also do not want my kids getting the worng impression seeing me with a gun 24/7 .
    I also am curious what wrong impression you don't want them to have....
    Guns are necessary?
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    do you open carry?

    99% concealed, since Texas is the original "you can't carry a gun state" - yes, we were the first to outlaw the practice statewide by legislation.

    As for "if I could, would I?", it depends. I generally conceal when I have a choice, just to avoid the conversation. It would be different if I lived in such a place, and I'd be much more stylish with a shirt tucked in. And the .380 in the pocket of my Dockers is not really convenient (in a pocket holster) when I'm working.

    My family knows I carry, and it interests my nieces and nephews who know, I don't hide it and we talk about it. There is no shame in shielding it from view as a measure to put people at ease. Some people were just raised that way. Just as some people are uncomfortable with tattoos or nudity, if they don't get it, they don't get it, and it's not my job to teach or condition them. (no, I'm not a nudist or a tattoo aficionado, just drawing a comparison.)

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    Welcome to the forum, but I don't think you're going to like it here.

    As for the poll, I OC probably 95% of the time.
    Some places it's just more polite to cc, & sometimes it's next to impossible to carry on-body, so I carry off-body & concealed.
    Often I do both. Someone described that to me as bi-carry.
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    I don't begrudge anyone from open carrying at all just the fact that I have carried concealed for so long its my preference to do so.
    Fine. It's your choice. Ain't it wonderful that you have one?
    At least you're able to protect yourself.
    So why are you on an open carry forum??
    And do you see anyone telling you you shouldn't?
    So why are you implying that we shouldn't?

    I also do not want my kids getting the worng impression seeing me with a gun 24/7
    It's wrong for them to see you vote?
    To see you go to church?
    To see you associate with friends?
    Or only to see you exercise your 2A right, & be able to protect yourself & them?

    if you have a CC permit? Why would you need to open carry?
    You're looking at this the wrong way 'round.
    If you live in a state where OC is legal, esp. without a license, why do you need a license?
    Why do you need to conceal? Are you ashamed?

    There are many threads about the advantages of open carry. I suggest the search function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    Welcome to the forum, but I don't think you're going to like it here.

    As for the poll, I OC probably 95% of the time.
    Some places it's just more polite to cc, & sometimes it's next to impossible to carry on-body, so I carry off-body & concealed.
    Often I do both. Someone described that to me as bi-carry.

    Fine. It's your choice. Ain't it wonderful that you have one?
    At least you're able to protect yourself.
    So why are you on an open carry forum??
    And do you see anyone telling you you shouldn't?
    So why are you implying that we shouldn't?


    It's wrong for them to see you vote?
    To see you go to church?
    To see you associate with friends?
    Or only to see you exercise your 2A right, & be able to protect yourself & them?


    You're looking at this the wrong way 'round.
    If you live in a state where OC is legal, esp. without a license, why do you need a license?
    Why do you need to conceal? Are you ashamed?

    There are many threads about the advantages of open carry. I suggest the search function.
    Ashamed?? Not in the least? If you read the rest of what I wrote it would have explained it. I do not begrudge anyone for either form of carry! To each his own. I have open carried before just my preference not to based on where I live and who I am protecting . Also I need a license cause even though open carry is legal in PA. The minute you get into your car with a gun on your hip you are now illegal as the gun is concealed so a license to conceal is a must

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcea View Post
    Ashamed?? Not in the least? If you read the rest of what I wrote it would have explained it. I do not begrudge anyone for either form of carry! To each his own. I have open carried before just my preference not to based on where I live and who I am protecting . Also I need a license cause even though open carry is legal in PA. The minute you get into your car with a gun on your hip you are now illegal as the gun is concealed so a license to conceal is a must

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    Same thing in Maine. You need a CC to carry a loaded gun in the car. I refuse to supply for a permit I don't need to carry. I simply unload in the car. Keep the gun on the console in plain sight(in slide lock) and the mag on my lap. If I need it in the car it's as simple as throwing the mag in and dropping the slide. I will admit it's a bit annoying when running into 10 different places within an hour's time to lead and unload each time. When people ask me why iOC around here, "because state law says I have to".

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    I OC 90% of the time, CC 10%.

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