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    http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/2008/06/interesting-discussion-about-police.html#comments

    I'm really wondering now - so in Lott's world concealed carriers are supposed to be too risk averse to face up to the chance of unlawful police officer editorializing against open carry, somthing usually easily quashed by a formal complaint to the police chief or lawsuit in court, but can be trusted to unholster and expose their gun to run to defend somebody else instead of minding their own business and staying out of harm's way with their gun safely hidden?

    Lott needs to hear from us again.

    My comment submitted but not yet posted: "Right - the positive externality of open carry is awesome! It flushes out unlawful police procedures often quietly applied to concealed carriers, sets the conditions for the police to be corrected, and educated the public about their long forgotten gun rights! This is happening now in Pennsylvania on a common police policy to seize guns from gun owners in the streets until they can "prove ownership." Like the Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial said a few days ago, open carry is a positive trend because "if gun owners can educate the public on positive aspects of firearms, everyone is better off." See "Carrying firearms a chance to educate public," at http://tinyurl.com/4eun5w.

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    Mike wrote: Lott says
    I hadn't actually thought about this point, but it is nice to see it being made.
    in reference to the SLT article
    "A criminal does not want [police] attention, and they will not openly carry a gun," Deveraux said.

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    Maybe we need to invite him to dinner.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    Mike wrote: 404 - Not Found
    Remove the ." at the end, Doug.

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    Mike wrote:
    http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/2008/06/interesting-discussion-about-police.html#comments

    I'm really wondering now - so in Lott's world concealed carriers are supposed to be too risk averse to face up to the chance of unlawful police officer editorializing against open carry, somthing usually easily quashed by a formal complaint to the police chief or lawsuit in court, but can be trusted to unholster and expose their gun to run to defend somebody else instead of minding their own business and staying out of harm's way with their gun safely hidden?

    Lott needs to hear from us again.

    Did anybody else notice that Lott was quoting from a Utah newspaper article concerning a bunch of OC-ers who were upset at the harassment they received from one specific city PD?

    Or that the newspaper article was entirely supportive of OC and totally against trhe harassment?

    Why are you all jumping on Mr. Lott for supporting your position that OC is good?

    *Bunch of ninnies can't even read a blog without going off half-cocked* *kicks rock as he shuffles on down the road*

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    skidmark wrote:
    Why are you all jumping on Mr. Lott for supporting your position that OC is good?
    There are six posts above this one. One, the one you refer to, may be a bit confused - to make your point. The remainder are moot on the point or in his defense.

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