LQM, I was wondering if the concealment piece was part of the curriculum for the NRA classes in CT, or if my instructor just included it on his own. My teacher told us that they could revoke your permit if it became visible. Turns out that is true, but he didn't add "unlawfully" in front of it, like in my opinion he should have :/ .>>
Perhaps he should have. As I stated, I make it clear that the word concealed does not appear in the statute, but also make it clear to be prepared for the inevitable result of your actions. LQM
<<My reasons for wanting to open carry aren't tactical, although I don't see any tactical disadvantage to it.>>
That is my own head going into tac-overdrive. I have reasons for making that claim, and they are of course, tactical. I'm speaking of a situational awareness sense. Very few people can walk around with the Spidey-sense turned on all the time. But that's a topic for another discussion. LQM
<< In the current climate of gun fear, with the "gun grabbers" spouting nonsense left and right about all sorts of horrible things that supposedly happen "because of guns," if we all walk around with our guns concealed, then no one knows that responsible, law abiding citizens carry guns. If they see me, or you, or anyone carrying a handgun, going about our business, with nothing bad happening, then the next time a politician starts up with the nonsense about how stricter gun laws will save lives, maybe they will say "hmm, that polite man at the deli was carrying a gun the other day, and none of these bad things happened."
I also like it because it feels more honest to me, instead of feeling like I am doing something that needs to be hidden.
Thirdly and just as important to me, is making the point to law enforcement that they are there to enforce the law, and will not be allowed to enforce things that are not the law, especially when doing so means arresting people who are not breaking any laws.
I will definitely keep you updated on how things go in Branford, and will pm you. Hopefully soon you will be able to say "In Branford, and the surrounding towns, the police enforce the laws as they exist, so you can carry openly or concealed, according to your personal preference."