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    I'm writing a letter to the editor and need this info. Let me know how many and what your reference is. Thanks.

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    Venator wrote:
    I'm writing a letter to the editor and need this info. Let me know how many and what your reference is. Thanks.

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    See the map - all but6 allow open carry, and most require no license to OC.

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    Mike wrote:
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    I'm writing a letter to the editor and need this info. Let me know how many and what your reference is. Thanks.

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    See the map - all but 8 allow open carry, and most require no license to OC.
    Thanks for the info, but what map? I don't see one on this site.
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    Venator wrote:
    Thanks for the info, but what map? I don't see one on this site.
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    SGT Jensen wrote:
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    Thanks for the info, but what map? I don't see one on this site.
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    http://www.opencarry.org

    Thanks, I was looking in the forum page only, forgot about the home page, duh!

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    It's 6 states, not 8 - I corrected my post above.

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    States such as New Jersey / Hawaii should be pragmatically grouped into those 8 as well. Anybody know the open carry AND shall issue states?
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    www.gunlaws.us should have the "shall issue" map right on the front page.

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    Shall-issue states in the U.S. The following are undisputed shall-issue states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

    =36 Shall issue states, assuming Wiki is up to date...






    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shall_issue


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    SUPER quick photoshop hack job. It is probably inaccurate and full of mistakes. I just combined the handgunlaws.us and opencarry.org maps color coding any states red which weren't shall issue or weren't OC. Here's what we're left with:

    (this map assumes you are the resident of the state you're looking at)


    If there are any inaacuracies, let me know, I'll redo, re-edit, and relink the correct map as not to propagate them.
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    unrequited wrote:
    SUPER quick photoshop hack job. It is probably inaccurate and full of mistakes. I just combined the handgunlaws.us and opencarry.org maps color coding any states red which weren't shall issue or weren't OC. Here's what we're left with:

    (this map assumes you are the resident of the state you're looking at)


    If there are any inaacuracies, let me know, I'll redo, re-edit, and relink the correct map as not to propagate them.
    Alas, a map I can finally read (only 2 colors) I can't read the maps on the homepage very well, my video card is broken and awaiting a new one, therefore I can't tell which colors are which!

    I'm not sure if it's correct or not, but if you got good information, well, then it should be.

    Regardless of any mistakes, nice job!

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    unrequited wrote:
    SUPER quick photoshop hack job. It is probably inaccurate and full of mistakes. I just combined the handgunlaws.us and opencarry.org maps color coding any states red which weren't shall issue or weren't OC. Here's what we're left with:

    (this map assumes you are the resident of the state you're looking at)


    If there are any inaacuracies, let me know, I'll redo, re-edit, and relink the correct map as not to propagate them.
    How about a map focusing only on the 13 licensed open carry states, and have two colors for them (one for may issue, one for shall issue), white for the other states which allow OC without a license at least as a matter of state law in some instances.

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    Mike wrote:
    unrequited wrote:
    SUPER quick photoshop hack job. It is probably inaccurate and full of mistakes. I just combined the handgunlaws.us and opencarry.org maps color coding any states red which weren't shall issue or weren't OC. Here's what we're left with:

    (this map assumes you are the resident of the state you're looking at)


    If there are any inaacuracies, let me know, I'll redo, re-edit, and relink the correct map as not to propagate them.
    How about a map focusing only on the 13 licensed open carry states, and have two colors for them (one for may issue, one for shall issue), white for the other states which allow OC without a license at least as a matter of state law in some instances.
    The map is pretty good, but there are some states that regulate OC so you will want to do research before going to them.

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    unrequited wrote:
    SUPER quick photoshop hack job. It is probably inaccurate and full of mistakes. I just combined the handgunlaws.us and opencarry.org maps color coding any states red which weren't shall issue or weren't OC. Here's what we're left with:

    (this map assumes you are the resident of the state you're looking at)


    If there are any inaacuracies, let me know, I'll redo, re-edit, and relink the correct map as not to propagate them.

    This is confusing. California has no statutory prohibition to open carry and is a "May Issue" state. If it werent so, I would have already been hooked up and lamented a freshly minted criminal record.

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    unrequited wrote:
    SUPER quick photoshop hack job. It is probably inaccurate and full of mistakes. I just combined the handgunlaws.us and opencarry.org maps color coding any states red which weren't shall issue or weren't OC. Here's what we're left with:

    (this map assumes you are the resident of the state you're looking at)


    If there are any inaacuracies, let me know, I'll redo, re-edit, and relink the correct map as not to propagate them.
    Open Carry is legal in Massachusetts, but to my knowledge no one does it except maybe in remote areasdue to the may issue status of our state. We gave a "suitable person" clause in the law and some police chiefs might decide you are not a "suitable person" to hold an LTC if you decide to open carry.

    MGL Chapter 140 Section 131d) Any person residing or having a place of business within the jurisdiction of the licensing authority or any person residing in an area of exclusive federal jurisdiction located within a city or town may submit to such licensing authority or the colonel of state police, an application for a Class A or Class B license to carry firearms, or renewal of the same, which such licensing authority or said colonel may issue if it appears that the applicant is a SUITABLEPERSON to be issued such license, and that the applicant has good reason to fear injury to his person or property, or for any other reason, including the carrying of firearms for use in sport or target practice only, subject to such restrictions expressed or authorized under this section, unless the applicant:

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    ConditionThree wrote:
    unrequited wrote:
    SUPER quick photoshop hack job. It is probably inaccurate and full of mistakes. I just combined the handgunlaws.us and opencarry.org maps color coding any states red which weren't shall issue or weren't OC. Here's what we're left with:

    (this map assumes you are the resident of the state you're looking at)


    If there are any inaacuracies, let me know, I'll redo, re-edit, and relink the correct map as not to propagate them.

    This is confusing. California has no statutory prohibition to open carry and is a "May Issue" state. If it werent so, I would have already been hooked up and lamented a freshly minted criminal record.
    Did you not read the key to the map...?

    Your state is red, then it is no oc OR may issue, does not have to be both, could be either, or both...

    They yellow states are oc AND shall issue...

    This map can also be used for finding a new state to move the family to...:P

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    Nice map! I would offer only one suggestion. It may be helpful to use another color to distinguish: OC w/preemption + shall issue; OC w/o preemption + shall issue. Missouri for example doesn't have preemption, and while OC is legal at a state level, there are lots of local ordinances prohibiting it. Just a thought...
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    openryan wrote:
    Did you not read the key to the map...?

    Your state is red, then it is no oc OR may issue, does not have to be both, could be either, or both...

    They yellow states are oc AND shall issue...

    This map can also be used for finding a new state to move the family to...:P
    Yes, I read it. It implies that OC is illegal.

    And Im not moving. California is part of the United States where the Constitution is the law of the land.

    More people need to stand and fight for what is theirs, rather than relocate to another State for the purpose of seeking out 'easy' liberty.
    New to OPEN CARRY in California? Click and read this first...

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    openryan wrote:
    ConditionThree wrote:
    unrequited wrote:
    SUPER quick photoshop hack job. It is probably inaccurate and full of mistakes. I just combined the handgunlaws.us and opencarry.org maps color coding any states red which weren't shall issue or weren't OC. Here's what we're left with:

    (this map assumes you are the resident of the state you're looking at)


    If there are any inaacuracies, let me know, I'll redo, re-edit, and relink the correct map as not to propagate them.

    This is confusing. California has no statutory prohibition to open carry and is a "May Issue" state. If it werent so, I would have already been hooked up and lamented a freshly minted criminal record.
    Did you not read the key to the map...?

    Your state is red, then it is no oc OR may issue, does not have to be both, could be either, or both...

    They yellow states are oc AND shall issue...

    This map can also be used for finding a new state to move the family to...:P
    Yeah I saw it, just providing a little extra information.

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    ConditionThree wrote:
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    Did you not read the key to the map...?

    Your state is red, then it is no oc OR may issue, does not have to be both, could be either, or both...

    They yellow states are oc AND shall issue...

    This map can also be used for finding a new state to move the family to...:P
    Yes, I read it. It implies that OC is illegal.

    And Im not moving. California is part of the United States where the Constitution is the law of the land.

    More people need to stand and fight for what is theirs, rather than relocate to another State for the purpose of seeking out 'easy' liberty.
    I'm not trying to mock you so don't take it that way... but...

    If you look at the key... the red color is for states that are MAY ISSUE (not shall issue) OR they do not allow oc... in your case, they ALLOW OC, but CA is a MAY ISSUE state.

    For the map to be easily read I can see where a more informative color scheme/key would come in helpful.

    The part about moving was a joke! Lighten up

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    Kinda busy 'till this weekend when I can re-edit the map with Mike and others' suggestions, but 'till then anybody can just use the paintbucket and recolor it themselves heh. I literally spent 15 minutes on the first one, mostly for my curiosity.
    -Unrequited

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