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    "Swatting" - Anyone have this happen to them?

    It appears that this tactic of "Swatting" has been promoted for a while by the anti-gunners. This article was posted on Fox News a couple of days ago.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/01.../?intcmp=hpbt2

    I open a carry a double gun shoulder rig here in AZ and have yet to have an issue. I'm curious if anyone has had this happen to them? If so please post your experience or comment on the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    My note to newsmanager@foxnews.com
    CSGV SWATting, abuse of 9-1-1 emergency call system
    September 2 2015 9:12 AM (7 minutes ago)

    From: Me
    To: newsmanager@foxnews.com

    Many states have statutes to prevent abuse of 9-1-1 emergency call systems.

    Abusive emergency calls only further burden the operators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
    It appears that this tactic of "Swatting" has been promoted for a while by the anti-gunners. This article was posted on Fox News a couple of days ago.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/01.../?intcmp=hpbt2

    I open a carry a double gun shoulder rig here in AZ and have yet to have an issue. I'm curious if anyone has had this happen to them? If so please post your experience or comment on the article.
    uh, humm...don't cross into other states sub threads i presume:

    KY: http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...130904-SWATing

    WA: http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...-Open-Carriers

    might wish to cruise a bit around the other sub threads bucko...

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    I did a search

    solus,

    I did a search for "Swatting" as the article called it. Did not realize that others were referring to it as SWATing. Thank you for referencing the other posts. And I did want to post about the recent article.

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    I don't know what search engine you may be using. A good search engine should be almost blind to case upper/lower, spaces, and punctuation - for them being so abused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    I don't know what search engine you may be using. A good search engine should be almost blind to case upper/lower, spaces, and punctuation - for them being so abused.
    there is a big difference between one t and two t's, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmatting View Post
    there is a big difference between one t and two t's, though.
    i'm sure, to his credit, he tried to use and search OC's forum search engine which is exemplary (coughing up a hair ball) and technologically advanced search device...

    (no grape didn't speek unkindly about the mechanism...not the whip again...won't happen ever again!!)

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    We have known about these tactics for a long time, and in Ohio those tactics got a young man killed. The swatter should have been charged with murder for outright lying to 911 operator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    i'm sure, to his credit, he tried to use and search OC's forum search engine which is exemplary (coughing up a hair ball) and technologically advanced search device...

    (no grape didn't speek unkindly about the mechanism...not the whip again...won't happen ever again!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    bucko...
    Never cared for that term. Demeaning methinks.
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    Originally Posted by solus

    bucko...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty-or-Death View Post
    Never cared for that term. Demeaning methinks.
    Solus did not use that term.

    If you look at post#3, you will see that"bucko" is a user/member - that is his screen name.
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    Understood, still don't care for the name. I think I must have been called that in my youth.
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    I'm more interested in the "double gun shoulder rig" as stated by the OP.

    I'm picturing "Last Man Standing" type with dual .45's.

    What about it "Bucko"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty-or-Death View Post
    Understood, still don't care for the name. I think I must have been called that in my youth.
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    What about it "Bucko"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTG-05 View Post
    I'm more interested in the "double gun shoulder rig" as stated by the OP.

    I'm picturing "Last Man Standing" type with dual .45's.

    What about it "Bucko"?
    I carry two S&W M&P 9s with Trijicon RMR's each with Arrendondo Accessories extended mag plate which add 5 rounds to my 17 round capacity. And I have 4 extra 17 round magazines, two under each gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
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    I carry two S&W M&P 9s with Trijicon RMR's each with Arrendondo Accessories extended mag plate which add 5 rounds to my 17 round capacity. And I have 4 extra 17 round magazines, two under each gun.
    Is this your EDC or some form of IPSA rig?
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    Wow...

    All I was trying to do was to bring a recent article to the attention of those on this forum about "Swatting". I had no idea that my user name of "Bucko" would become an issue or the fact that I had never heard about "Swatting" before. I did a search for "Swatting" within the forum search. I had no idea that others were referring to it as "SWATing". Sorry, I don't have the time to search through all the forum posts for any variation of a topic. I did appreciate a poster referring me to some other posts on the subject.

    Can we get back to the issue at hand, anyone have any other experiences or can post any other links to this happening?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Is this your EDC or some form of IPSA rig?
    This is my everyday carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
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    I carry two S&W M&P 9s with Trijicon RMR's each with Arrendondo Accessories extended mag plate which add 5 rounds to my 17 round capacity. And I have 4 extra 17 round magazines, two under each gun.
    If you had one 9mm and one 45 cal then you would be the perfect OCer. Make everyone happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    If you had one 9mm and one 45 cal then you would be the perfect OCer. Make everyone happy.
    He could also try alternating 9mm and .45acp ammo in the same mag - making someone except him happy.

    It is good would to keep all of your gear compatible and ammo (mags too) interchangeable.

    I may not be the best example as my primary is a .45acp 1911 and my BUG is a .38 cal mod 60. I like the revolver BUG because it is less prone to typical semi-auto failures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
    All I was trying to do was to bring a recent article to the attention of those on this forum about "Swatting". I had no idea that my user name of "Bucko" would become an issue or the fact that I had never heard about "Swatting" before. I did a search for "Swatting" within the forum search. I had no idea that others were referring to it as "SWATing". Sorry, I don't have the time to search through all the forum posts for any variation of a topic. I did appreciate a poster referring me to some other posts on the subject.

    Can we get back to the issue at hand, anyone have any other experiences or can post any other links to this happening?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
    All I was trying to do was to bring a recent article to the attention of those on this forum about "Swatting". I had no idea that my user name of "Bucko" would become an issue or the fact that I had never heard about "Swatting" before. I did a search for "Swatting" within the forum search. I had no idea that others were referring to it as "SWATing". Sorry, I don't have the time to search through all the forum posts for any variation of a topic. I did appreciate a poster referring me to some other posts on the subject.
    Can we get back to the issue at hand, anyone have any other experiences or can post any other links to this happening?
    Thanks, Bucko
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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
    ....Can we get back to the issue at hand, anyone have any other experiences or can post any other links to this happening?
    Indeed, let's get back to the subject.

    My feeling is that due to the long history of open carry in Aridzona (in fact, open carry being the Only way to legally carry there for a number of years) that law enforcement is not overly concerned about something they've nearly since forever.

    I used to ride a mountain bike on a regular basis whilst living in Sierra Vista and had a grand total of One conversation with the local gendarmes. He passed me while I had my shotgun strapped to the handlebars on my way out to a dry creek to go shooting one day. His reason why was that someone had called and said I was 'pointing a shotgun in their direction as they were walking'. We both observed that my firearm was quite properly secured to the forks on my handlebars and after a little confab we agreed that it might cause less trouble if the muzzle were pointed away from any pedestrians even if that meant that many more times it would be pointed towards any passing cars. I switched it off and pedalled off to continue my fun and all was right with the world again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    Indeed, let's get back to the subject.

    My feeling is that due to the long history of open carry in Aridzona (in fact, open carry being the Only way to legally carry there for a number of years) that law enforcement is not overly concerned about something they've nearly since forever.

    I used to ride a mountain bike on a regular basis whilst living in Sierra Vista and had a grand total of One conversation with the local gendarmes. He passed me while I had my shotgun strapped to the handlebars on my way out to a dry creek to go shooting one day. His reason why was that someone had called and said I was 'pointing a shotgun in their direction as they were walking'. We both observed that my firearm was quite properly secured to the forks on my handlebars and after a little confab we agreed that it might cause less trouble if the muzzle were pointed away from any pedestrians even if that meant that many more times it would be pointed towards any passing cars. I switched it off and pedalled off to continue my fun and all was right with the world again.
    A vertical mount (scabbard on the fork?) might have worked better.
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