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    Interesting mind bender RE: open carry law

    Afternoon Ladies and Gents, turning 21 this month and preparing to open carry while waiting to recieve my chls from Az and Oh. I am going to use a safariland level 2 duty holster and this is where the interesting part comes in. Ohio law dictates that during transport my firearm must be in a closed package box or case and ammunition is to be in a seperate such closed package box or case. The other option is that it be in plain sight and secured in a rack or carrier made for such use. Seeing as a level two retention holster meets the requirement of a closed (safariland hood) case (item to protect and secure objects) it seems as though i would simply be required to remove the magazine prior to entering my vehicle and place it in a seperate closed container (glove box etc.) It also seems to me that with my holster being worn at the 2 oclock position while sitting down that would be in plain sight and a level 2 holster is clearly a carrier made for such use as securing firearms. I would like for someone with police or legal experince to comment as well as anyone who can present sections of the orc that i may have overlooked in my research. I do not want to risk my goal of joining law enforcement (doing ridealongs with various departnents currently prior to applying) but i also want to keep my experience as easy as possible. Thanks in advance and God bless

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    About a year ago I argued much the same thing - but I was wrong. A member who is a lawyer here in Ohio posted the relevant section of the ORC that tells the tale - and it isn't where you'd expect it to be. Here's a link to the post:

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...=1#post2012186

    So please, don't do that or you could end up in trouble.
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    Thank you for the link, that section of the orc being seperate from vehicle transport laws is what I had overlooked. Looks like i will have to do the old glovebox/console routine until i get my chls back. Thanks again and God bless sir

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    Welcome to OCDO (Open Carry Dot Org)!

    I'm pleased to see that your query was answered, and I hope you stick around to learn and educate others.

    A suggestion - in the future it would greatly improve the readability of your posts if you break things up into paragraphs.

    Again, welcome.

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    Bb, thank you for your suggestion. I am a little new here and dont have a pc so dping everything off my phone can be a little tough. I look forward to becoming a more active member here over the coming months. Thank you and God bless

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    Cool

    hey man,

    I just received my CCW less than two months ago. I work at a gun shop and open carried a lot before I received the permit. Safest way for you to travel in a vehicle before getting your permit is to disarm yourself, unload and clear your weapon, and then put the firearm in your trunk and keep the magazine /ammo in the cabin with you. I kept a range bag in my truck and would unholster my gun in there before getting in to drive. As soon as i got out, I would reload my weapon and holster it. The gun shop is close to a police station and a couple police officers saw me doing this with no issue. The CCW makes it a lot easier now hope it helps

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Do your research on laws.

    For the love of God, don't long gun carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainDEWDjv View Post
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    For the love of God, don't long gun carry.


    Why not?
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    What does a caring, sensitive person feel when they are forced to use a handgun to stop a threat?

    Recoil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    Why not?
    Darn good question.

    Maybe its a perception issue.

    OCT might benefit more if their patriots came off....

    More like this
    Than this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Custodian View Post
    Darn good question.

    Maybe its a perception issue.

    OCT might benefit more if their patriots came off....

    More like this
    Than this
    Or like this?

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uR3fiCCJk9...her%2Bback.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    Why not?
    Cause it a-looks a-too scary...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Is that a self pic?
    "The wicked flee when no man persueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion" Proverbs 28:1

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MountainDEWDjv View Post
    For the love of God, don't long gun carry.
    Why not?
    Perhaps a Texan could explain it to you.

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