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    OC can be deterrent to crime: Brett Pucillo, president of Ohio Carry

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...can_be_de.html

    Some also believe that open carry is a great deterrent to crime. Why would a criminal attack an open carrier who can clearly defend themselves, when there are other victims around? Some might argue that if you open carry, you are a target for criminals, and give up your tactical advantage and will just be shot first. The fact is, that is such a miniscule statistic that that scenario is implausible to say the least. But, what statistics CANNOT keep track of is how many times an openly carried firearm has deterred a crime. Criminals do not report to police departments every time they chose not to commit a crime because of openly carried firearms. I would be willing to bet that the chance of deterring a crime is MUCH greater than being shot due to an openly carried firearm.
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    It has been my experience, from observing those around me, that the presence of a holstered, visible firearm is a strong deterrent to crime. I've watched more than one less-than-reputable looking character start in my direction, then abruptly change or reverse direction upon seeing my sidearm.

    Most criminals prefer a soft target and a target that is visibly armed is a clue to them to go on to greener pastures.

    While open carrying, I am far more concerned about those around us who are mentally unstable than I am about the garden-variety criminal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfcretired View Post
    it has been my experience, from observing those around me, that the presence of a holstered, visible firearm is a strong deterrent to crime. I've watched more than one less-than-reputable looking character start in my direction, then abruptly change or reverse direction upon seeing my sidearm.

    Most criminals prefer a soft target and a target that is visibly armed is a clue to them to go on to greener pastures.

    While open carrying, i am far more concerned about those around us who are mentally unstable than i am about the garden-variety criminal.
    agreed!
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