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    ABC4 experiment shows mixed reaction to guns in public (Video included with article)

    “When I wake-up in the morning the firearm goes with me when I go home at night my firearm goes with me,” he said. Wellman is part of a national movement of 2nd amendment activists demonstrating their right to carry their weapons in plain view. It's called open carry.

    http://www.abc4.com/content/news/sta....cspx?rss=1451
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    I liked the chinese girl's reactions ... just like Obamalama's ... hummm

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    Re: ABC4 experiment shows mixed reaction to guns in public

    The reporter kept incorrectly stating that it was legal to OC an unloaded gun in public.

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    How hard would it be to get someone who knows what he is talking about to fact check that article?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badger54 View Post
    The reporter kept incorrectly stating that it was legal to OC an unloaded gun in public.
    Utah is also not the only state in which is is lawful to carry a firearm on public universities.
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    FYI - from the Utah state forum page it appears that currently loaded OC is not legal in UTAH?

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...e-tunes-OC-law

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeInAZ View Post
    FYI - from the Utah state forum page it appears that currently loaded OC is not legal in UTAH?

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...e-tunes-OC-law
    Last I knew unloaded OC in Utah was legal, but loaded OC required a permit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by detroit_fan View Post
    Last I knew unloaded OC in Utah was legal, but loaded OC required a permit.
    Thanks DF,

    Seems bizarre but they probably think the same about MI law?

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    The asian girl is a victim waiting to happen...

    The old guy is just plain annoying and seems to mistake being old with being wise.

    The latest reaction that I had to OC was a *very* annoying woman waiting behind me and the family in line at a local store.

    She was getting frustrated that the cashier was slow in handling my wife's pile of coupons, and starting to get vocal about it (in the typical "talk" to your friend, but loudly kind of way). When I turned slightly strong-side towards her, her comments got abruptly quieter. I simply made it look like I was seeking a more comfortable position while waiting on the cashier to be able to pay...very casual. My OC pistol that day was my trusty old FM Hi-Power peeking out of my IWB holster.

    If she had made me a little more testy, I would have REALLY let her have it...I would have sent the boys to "play" near her in their usual quiet manner.
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    Most of the problem comes from people that are just freaked out over a gun in the first place. My pastors wife is one of those people. I told her I could kill her just as fast with a Phillips screwdriver as I could my gun. One thinks nothing of the screwdriver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin View Post
    Utah is also not the only state in which is is lawful to carry a firearm on public universities.
    Indeed. And I'd bet that you, like me, have CC'd to many.

    The difference is that we can't CC in a classroom or dormitory, and we don't have preemption against college gun bans imposing academic sanctions against students for either OCing or CCing to class. Utah does, and they are alone in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardtom084 View Post
    One thinks nothing of the screwdriver.
    I often carried one in high school for just that reason.
    Last edited by Michigander; 11-02-2012 at 04:03 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    we don't have preemption against college gun bans imposing academic sanctions against students for either OCing or CCing to class. Utah does, and they are alone in that.
    Students with concealed weapons licenses can carry in a classroom in Colorado. They are preempted and that went all the way to the Colorado State Supreme Court. I think Oregon, Mississippi, and Wisconsin have laws allowing this, too.
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    The chick at 2:18 is a meth addict. If you're wondering how I spotted her, just pull up a few of the gazillion videos and images of meth addicts. Spot on.

    The Asian chick's response wasn't surprising, as she sounds somewhat fresh off the boat with her slight Engrish accent and she's just not used to American freedom yet.
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