Mississippian wrote:From my experience, most of the LE's I know or have run into in MS have this opinion. The ones that do not, typically have not been around firearms until they decided on a LE or Military career and they are still projecting their fears/emotions onto law abiding gun-toting citizens. When I got my first carry permit back in the 90's I sat and talked to the MDPS officer in the firearms permit section for about an hour talking about the new CC laws and the changes in the laws that allow anyone to carry without a permit in their home, place of business, or in any motor vehicle. It was a very interesting discussion.OC'd at the T/A truckstop in Grand BayAL this morning while my wife and I ate breakfast, a few stares from other truckers and a couple volunteer firemen, but definately no:shock:'s or:what:'s.
Then headed to MS and OC'd in Century Bank while getting my wife's permit paperwork notorized, but I don't think anyone even saw it...I was kinda nervous about being in there with it, but they did not have any "no firearms" signs posted.
Then headed to Biloxi and OC'd an empty holster in the post office while getting her passport photo and OC'd the empty holster while standing in line with her while applying for her firearm permit. The MDPS officer was very pro 2A and said he would like everyone [who is legal to] toatleast get CC license and then more would actually carry either open or concealed. He admitted that he did not know it was legal for a gun to be in a commercial vehicle.
Beings this was a two state OC, I figured I would post it under both states.
I have run into some LEO's that have been jaded through the job and have seen quite a few people that are completely legal to own a firearm handling them in an unsafe manner regularly. Those are the ones that would like mandatory training or more restraints on who can and cannot carry.
I did not realize "Open Carry" was an option in AL. I know they reciprocate with MS. I have had a hard time finding the CC and OC carry laws for AL. If you have a web-site that I could go to, I would appreciated you posting it.