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    Does this make me a"Test Case"?

    I am a member of another Concealed Handgun Forum and thought I would post over here as well:

    On our way to our property in Jacksboro, we ran across a downed fence and about 6 horses milling about the two lane highway where the speed limit is 70MPH. My wife looked up Jack County Non-Emergency number and called it in, while I did my best to start getting the horses back behind the fence. While there, another truck arrived, and we found they were the owners, and appreciated the help. Jack County Sherriff's Deputy arrives and we all start "herding" the reluctant horses back into the fence. They had obviously found that the grass was indeed greener on the other side, and wanted to graze more than move. While running back and forth, and a lot of hand waving, we finally managed to get the horses back on their side of the fence, and off the highway. It is then that the Deputy approaches, asks if we called it in, and thanked us. As we were turning to leave, he calls out "Oh, and Sir, you started Open Carrying about 20 minutes ago. If you could go back to Concealed Carry, that would be great." He got in his cruiser and pulled away chuckling as we waved.

    No blood in the street, no parentless orphans, no lightning strikes, nada....I was kind of disappointed.

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    Congrats on meeting one of the officers who has a brain and realized you didn't intentionally fail to conceal.

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    Glad the officer was sensible. Also glad you helped those horses.
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    I'm pretty sure there is a clause somewhere that allows you in an emergency to do stuff that is otherwise illegal. Except possibly impersonating a cop by directing traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodhound13 View Post
    I am a member of another Concealed Handgun Forum and thought I would post over here as well:

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    As we were turning to leave, he calls out "Oh, and Sir, you started Open Carrying about 20 minutes ago. If you could go back to Concealed Carry, that would be great." He got in his cruiser and pulled away chuckling as we waved.

    No blood in the street, no parentless orphans, no lightning strikes, nada....I was kind of disappointed.
    Welcome aboard bloodhound.

    Jus' a small point - we are not "another Concealed Handgun Forum"

    OCDO is dedicated to normalizing open carry of handguns as we go about our everyday lives.

    Yes I am aware of Texas laws regarding OC and of the hard work being done in your great state toward that end.

    Wish you the best - enjoy your stay here.
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    Thank goodness you didn't go crazy and shoot those horses


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    Welcome to OCDO and greetings from sunny, dry Arizona bloodhound13! Hope you stick around and read up a bit on OC, and I invite you to try it out if you ever make it to AZ.

    Quote Originally Posted by mustangkiller View Post
    Congrats on meeting one of the officers who has a brain and realized you didn't intentionally fail to conceal.
    ^^This. The officer understood the INTENT of the law (misguided though it may be) as opposed to the actual letter of the law (let's hope it changes for the better real soon).
    I carry to defend my loved ones; Desensitizing and educating are secondary & tertiary reasons. Anything else is unintended.

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    Dude [deputy whispering in your ear], your "hogleg" is showing....
    Either way the episode ended as all would like for those types of episodes to end.

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