xRapidDavex wrote:Let me Guess......Dougs Shooting Sports, it was either Dave or Mike that you spoke with.It was more than likely me the person referred to.I was in a gun store (ommitting name on purpose) and asked about their open carry policy. He replied that he didn't have a problem in his shop as long as you were respectful, but that open carry around town was a terrible idea - stating that you become a target for someone who specifically means to do you harm. The situation he used involved that person realizing you had a gun at that point and would hold of his attack until he was prepared.
Said he knew someone who gets harrassed by West Valley Police Dept - WVPD. Apparently the neighbors compalin about this guy a lot as he walks through the neighborhood and openly carries. The owner also said he would support the neighbors if a "disturbing the peace" charge was ever brought against the guy.
From what I've read in Mitch Vilos' book, this is a possibility for every person who openly carries.
The owner also asked me why I would risk so much to open carry, which I replied "because I can". Seems to me that a right unused is a right lost.
Don't know how you all feel about this, let's discuss!!
I'm pretty much the only one that OC in West Valley, as far as my neighbors....nah, they know who I am and they don't complain.