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Thread: Open Carry vs Concealed Carry

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    I have been having discussions at work regarding the pro's and con's of each, and my co-workers always seem to bring up the "element of surprise" or "First to get shot" theory.

    I always ask them to provide proof for this, and of course they do not, but I recently ran across an interesting quote that is in "gun-facts 5.1" quoted from the book "Armed and Considered Dangerous: A Survey of Felons and Their Firearms".

    It reads,"60% of convicted felons admitted that they avoided committing crimes when they knew the victim was armed. 40% of convicted felons admitted that they avoided committing crimes when they thought the victim might be armed."

    To me, an extra 20% deterrence is certainly a very good reason for me to "announce" (as my friends call it) that I am indeed carrying a firearm.

    Just a thought

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    That is one of the factors that OCers bring up to support OC over CC.

    Personally I think:

    that there ARE some situations in which an OCer is more likely to be killed right off than a CCer;

    that there ARE some situations in which an OCer gets left alone and a CCer ends up in a life or death situation;

    that there ARE some situations in which a CCer's "element of surprise" forces a CCer into a situations the OCer would not have been put into by virtue of his arms being visible.

    My end analysis: Neither is the preferable choice 100% of the time and one must use that big grey thing between one's ears to weigh risk and comfort of OC v CC in a given situation or environment.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    Absolutely agreed.

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    I dont see any great benefit overriding the other cc vs. oc.

    The only thing with OC is you can scare the sheeple but otherwise do what you like.



    BAH BAH I miss being a sheeple.



    Leaving for TN in 7 weeks going to open carry all the way there. Have to check a few cities to make sure though not to stop in.





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