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Thread: Story from Shotgun News about WA open carry ban

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    http://www.claytoncramer.com/Popular...nCarryBan.html

    I know it's from last year, but it really bothered me to read this.

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    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
    The easiest ex. but probably the most difficult to grasp for gun owners is that fool permission slip so many of you have, especially if you show it off with pride. You should recognize it as an embarrassment, an infringement, a travesty and an affront to a free person.


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    I thought Washington was a preemption state. ???

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    The story is old - obviously lots of people are OCing in WA state now - the more the better. The FishorMan case suggests that OCing mexican carry and/or with hammer cocked back warrants alarm under the statutue - so . . . don't do that!

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    In case there was any confusion, the article is incorrect. OC is perfectly legal in WA state, everywhere that CC is. There is no rule against OCing in the city.

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    This holster piece from 2003starts with:


    Practical holsters, for our purposes, can be defined as those suitable for carrying a pistol daily in urban America today. Except for the most rare exceptions, this means carrying concealed. Indeed, among the 41 states where it is possible to obtain a CCW, only Arizona allows a citizen to go heeled openly in public.

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    How else would I carry my gun if I can't have the hammer cocked back :/

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    larz wrote:
    How else would I carry my gun if I can't have the hammer cocked back :/
    Never carry with the hammer cocked back - that's s.s.scary.

    Instead, you should carry with your gun cocked forward - much safer.

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    larz wrote:
    How else would I carry my gun if I can't have the hammer cocked back :/
    If you read the earlier posts by Fishorman from a year or two ago, he was carrying a cocked and locked pistol in his waistband, NO HOLSTER.

    When the court ruled on his appeal they noted this. They suggested that rather than charge him under a preempted city statute, Ellensberg Prosecuting Attorney should have charged him under RCW9.41.270, suggesting that the manner of carry (no holster with cocked/locked weapon) might be sufficient cause for "Alarm".

    Go ahead and carry cocked/locked, just use a holster. Besides, it lessens the possibility of getting tangled in your underwear if you have to draw in a hurry.:celebrate
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

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