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    Open Carry Etiquette – If you do decide to open carry...

    Open Carry Etiquette – If you do decide to open carry, there are some things to consider

    http://www.mississippigunnews.com/op...s-to-consider/

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    For me, it will be a VERY limited practice. I really don’t like the idea of open carry in crowded public places. http://www.mississippigunnews.com/op...s-to-consider/
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    If you consider your OC-ing to be just having a tool, like a cell phone, a Spyderco, a tactical flashlight, would you avoid carrying those in crowded places? Why not, someone could assault you and steal your iPHONE?

    Just need to practice retention, have a retention holster, guard your personal space. The more crowded the space is the more likelihood that someone else would also be armed, even other OC-ers. OC with a partner if you must until you 'get over it'.

    Dozens of people on this forum will be glad to tell you of OC-ing in crowded places with never an incident. It's a 'false premise', a fantasy that something bad will happen, just like antis who predicted a bloodbath in the streets when 'shall issue' laws were passed.

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    Gee... a 6 page article on some things to consider if you decide to OC... and no mention of training?! The number one most important thing to consider before OCing is training. Training in the law and with the firearm(retention being a high priority).

    Training! Training! Training!

    Then worry about if your cammo hat gives the wrong impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georg jetson View Post
    Training! Training! Training!
    How much is enough? Follow the money for your dispensation from infringement of the RKABA.

    Dispensation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dispen...28canon_law%29
    In the canon law, a dispensation is the exemption from the immediate obligation of law in certain cases.[1] Its object is to modify the hardship often arising from the rigorous application of general laws to particular cases, and its essence is to preserve the law by suspending its operation in such cases.
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    The article is quite opinionated and should be considered mere opinion.

    Dress how you want, but always keep in mind of your appearance. I always dress in my tactical pants and tactical jacket, though I'm usually wearing them even when I don't open carry. Has my black uniform ever been a problem? Nope. In fact it's had the opposite effect, every so often people believe I'm law enforcement, military or a guard. I'm usually engaged by people for directions or am merely ignored.
    Gays are prominent members of firearm rights, we do more via the courts, don't like it? Leave.
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    Unless an article quotes hard data that can be verified, it is to be considered opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    How much is enough? ]
    How much it too much?

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    First of all, don’t play show and tell with your gun in public! Even though this would be no big deal at the range, it could be misconstrued as unsafe gun handling or even blandishment if done in public.
    LOL

    Quite a lot of opinion from someone who has probably never carried openly before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    Quite a lot of opinion from someone who has probably never carried openly before.
    And particularly good information at that. Just as gun laws vary widely from state-to-state, so does the definition of brandishing. In D.C. brandishing is defined as: "A person commits the offense of brandishing a weapon when the person exhibit s any deadly or dangerous weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner" (the biggest problem I see with that is the [legal] term "rude" - very subjective). Utah law allows one to notify an aggressor and/or reveal without pointing (OC or lifting whatever conceals), but does not use the word "rude". Specifically,
    76-10-506.


    Threatening with or using dangerous weapon in fight or quarrel.


    Every person, except those persons described in Section 76-10-503, who, not in necessary self defense in the presence of two or more persons, draws or exhibits any dangerous weapon in an angry
    and threatening manner or unlawfully uses the same in any fight or quarrel is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
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    Anytime you locate a typo, especially in an article someone else wrote, please notify me immediately. I put a gold star by your name and it makes me understand how much smarter you are than all the rest of us. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcwmla80 View Post
    Anytime you locate a typo, especially in an article someone else wrote, please notify me immediately. I put a gold star by your name and it makes me understand how much smarter you are than all the rest of us. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
    For a moment I thought I detected a note of sarcasm there... then I realized it wasn't just a note, but an entire composition. How clever...
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    training should be a requirement ... anti talk

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