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    http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...er_gun_owners/


    Strap on a holster, gun owners
    June 16, 2008


    IT'S TIME for gun owners to come out of the closet ("In public, weapon owners no longer gun-shy," June 9).

    Many of us own guns to protect ourselves and those around us from criminals. Yet too many of us hide this fact by carrying handguns concealed.

    Open carry is a growing movement across the country among gun owners who choose to carry openly, both as a deterrent to crime and to educate people in their communities.

    In Manchester, N.H., most open-carry activists live in Ward 5, near where Officer Michael Briggs was killed in October 2006. These are people who, by carrying their firearms in plain sight, make the statement that they are willing to risk their lives to ensure that violent criminals will not kill a police officer or anyone else.

    People who choose to carry their firearms openly deserve our thanks, and those gun owners among us who still carry concealed, or do not carry, should consider carrying openly.

    MICHAEL HAMPTON
    Manchester, N.H.

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    Mike, look what you started!

    When I first saw this web site a few years ago, I honestly thought that your idea would never go anywhere.

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    it was john Pierce's idea to start OpenCarry.org. Blame him.

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    I am glad to see that The People is tired to "hide" their protection.

    It comforting how many People are finally coming out wether they are gun owners aor was not very interested before. Now they feel "encouraged" to OC and will do so to show their Protection.

    TJ

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    Amen brothers in arms!

    Tryin to stirr somethin up in CT....but like most folks in southern New England, this is new to us. Hopefully we won't be squashed out of existance by the schemes of Obama.

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