Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Open carry at night in Seattle?

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    7

    Question Open carry at night in Seattle?

    Hello,

    Does anyone open carry at night? Is this a bad idea? I tend to be occupied during most daylight hours in a way that leaves me unavailable to go on walks, etc.

    Common sense tells me that it's a bad idea (in the sense of less likely to have a positive outcome due to the prejudice of others), despite the fact that it's (presumably?) as lawful as carrying any other time. Can carrying a firearm at night be considered evidence of some kind of crime or ill intent?

    It would also be less likely to accomplish the same things that carrying in the day would, in an area where people can see. Worth it or no?

    Hem
    Last edited by Hemry; 10-13-2014 at 11:36 PM.

  2. #2
    Regular Member decklin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Pacific, WA
    Posts
    764
    Hemry, carry on!
    If the night is when you go out then by all means open carry.
    The presence of a firearm is not RAS of a crime.
    True it might not be as much of a deterrence due to limited visibility but here's another thing to think about.
    The weather is starting to cool off. Soon you'll be wearing heavier clothes and more layers. If you CC it just makes it that much more difficult to draw if you need too.
    In the end though, you need to do what makes you comfortable. If OC makes you more comfortable then go for it. Otherwise CC if that works best for you.
    "Loyalty above all else except honor. " -John Mahoney

    "A Government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have." -Gerald R. Ford

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Port Angeles , Washington
    Posts
    39

    Open Carry at Night

    Hemry, Your right to open or concealed carry does not change with the time of day or night.
    The rights to carry are good 24,7,365. All day,all night ,every day of every week,of every month
    of every year.

    ......................Jack

  4. #4
    Regular Member acmariner99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Renton, Wa
    Posts
    662
    It doesn't matter when you carry, it just matters what you are comfortable with. If you are newer to OC, I'd suggest carrying in places you frequent first. You'll find people really don't care or pay much attention. The nerves get better with time. I OCed in downtown Seattle this past weekend for the first time without a problem.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Snohomish, WA
    Posts
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by Hemry View Post
    Hello,

    Does anyone open carry at night? Is this a bad idea? I tend to be occupied during most daylight hours in a way that leaves me unavailable to go on walks, etc.

    Common sense tells me that it's a bad idea (in the sense of less likely to have a positive outcome due to the prejudice of others), despite the fact that it's (presumably?) as lawful as carrying any other time. Can carrying a firearm at night be considered evidence of some kind of crime or ill intent?

    It would also be less likely to accomplish the same things that carrying in the day would, in an area where people can see. Worth it or no?

    Hem
    No one really cares if you OC. I OC because of it being too hot to CC and when people talk about you OCing, they usually are neutral. It is usually long guns that make heads roll. No pun intended.

  6. #6
    Regular Member Bill45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Tacoma, Washington, USA
    Posts
    160
    Quote Originally Posted by Seriona View Post
    No one really cares if you OC. I OC because of it being too hot to CC and when people talk about you OCing, they usually are neutral. It is usually long guns that make heads roll. No pun intended.
    The term is "make eyes roll"
    But "heads" may make sense in this case too as some people blow their tops when they see open carry of long guns.

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Snohomish, WA
    Posts
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill45 View Post
    The term is "make eyes roll"
    But "heads" may make sense in this case too as some people blow their tops when they see open carry of long guns.
    Well the "warrant alarm" clause was what I was talking about. See, I notice in WA, if someone sees you OC a handgun, they justify it as "clearly for self defense" but if someone has a long gun "clearly they are going to murder some kids". Or at least that is the "thing" going on in the media.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •