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    I been walking with my wife opening carrying at night. Is that a good thing or bad thing? I spoke with a police officer and he told me that if i open carry im just goingto be hassled and wanted me to get a taser besides a gun. But i want to open carry. I feel better while im with my wife walking and she wants me to bring it. So what do i tell a cop when he stops me and ask why am i carrying a gun. Sometimes cops do lie and i dont want to be false arrested.So i want some feed back if yall can give me that.

    I live in a apartment complex that is owned by eddie riecke. He owns half of covington. A St. tammany LEO lives on site. I asked the manager if i can open carry and he said no i cant because of the LEO lives here. Aint that a crock of crap or what?


    Look guys. Im just new to this open carry business. Yeah i get it just walk around like you dont have a firearm on your hip. The lease doesnt say anything about weapons yes we can have them for home defense. I just want to hear what y'all would do. Im not acting scared and stuff. Im the type of person that learns from other peoples mistakes. So i dont have to make that same mistake. Im learning alot from yall. I read just about every forum. I have the guts to open carry now. Im just keeping a detailed record for yall just to tell yall my experience.right now im testing the waters with just the holster just to see on how people react. People look at me like im a LEO. I dont know why. Because probably im big. If i have a question i just want yall to answer it to the best of yall knowledge. Im trying not to be alone out there. I dont appriciate that dude telling me not to open carry. Im just knew to this stuff. Any feedback let me know.


    i have been OCing on the rental property. i even did in front of the managers. but i didnt glance at them because i was going about my business checking my mail and visiting my best friend. Tonight was a bit busy with cars and stuff even my wife and i walked near the hospital and there was alot of people out there. I was looking out the corner of my eye and they were staring at us. But i didnt pay them no mind. I have been blessed OCing. The nervousnes is gone so is the butterflies in my stomach is gone to. I do carry a paper about 1 article section 11 in my pocket just in case a LEO wants to hassle or harrass me. But today i walked into butter crisp diner with the love of my life and we had donuts and some drinks. The waitress that was serving us was a bit nervous you can see it on her face but i gave her a tip. She was cool about it. The owner was their she was looking at the 9mm. But she was starting a conversation with us. But she is fine. But anyway i had a good day OCing. I thank yall guys for yall feedback and everything is fine and i will keep yall posted. Yall have helped me out. My wife know the laws about carrying too. Im going to get her this .22 she been wanting and she is going to do the same thing.

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    tntorqu wrote:
    So what do i tell a cop when he stops me and ask why am i carrying a gun.
    you- Am I free to leave, Officer?

    LEO- Yes.

    You- Have a nice night, Officer.

    Simple as that. As for the getting hasseled or you carring a Tazer... screw his opinion.
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    yale wrote:
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    So what do i tell a cop when he stops me and ask why am i carrying a gun.
    you- Am I free to leave, Officer?

    LEO- Yes.

    You- Have a nice night, Officer.

    Simple as that. As for the getting hasseled or you carring a Tazer... screw his opinion.
    but should I carry a gun at night.

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    tntorqu wrote:
    yale wrote:
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    So what do i tell a cop when he stops me and ask why am i carrying a gun.
    you- Am I free to leave, Officer?

    LEO- Yes.

    You- Have a nice night, Officer.

    Simple as that. As for the getting hasseled or you carring a Tazer... screw his opinion.
    but should I carry a gun at night.
    Your rights don't go away when the sun goes down.

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    http://laopencarry.org/documents-cit...iana-t110.html

    http://louisianacarry.org/oc/

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    tntorqu wrote:
    but should I carry a gun at night.
    You should carry a gun all the time.
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    Everyone should... The fact of the matter is that they will never go away. Criminals will always get their hands on them no mater what laws even if it becomes a felony to even OWN a gun criminals will still be using them. Carry on.

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    Right now as I'm typing this I'm sitting in mcdonalds with just my holster on. I'm seeing the peoples expression and they are acting like I have a gun in my holster. This is making me nervous I left the gun in my car and they acting like I got one on me.

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    tntorqu wrote:
    Right now as I'm typing this I'm sitting in mcdonalds with just my holster on. I'm seeing the peoples expression and they are acting like I have a gun in my holster. This is making me nervous I left the gun in my car and they acting like I got one on me.
    You SHOULD be packing heat. Last time I check you can OC in Louisiana.

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    I live in a apartment complex that is owned by eddie riecke. He owns half of covington. A St. tammany LEO lives on site. I asked the manager if i can open carry and he said no i cant because of the LEO lives here. Aint that a crock of crap or what?

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    tntorqu wrote:
    I live in a apartment complex that is owned by eddie riecke. He owns half of covington. A St. tammany LEO lives on site. I asked the manager if i can open carry and he said no i cant because of the LEO lives here. Aint that a crock of crap or what?
    It sounds to me like you have no idea what you're doing...

    Stop OCing, sit down at your computer and take some time to research the law. This site is a perfect place to start. If you have any specific questions, there are plenty of helpful people here that can give informative answers. Once you understand what you're doing then you are prepared to OC as a responsible American.

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    i know what im doing i just dont want to go to jail. I know that it is my right to open carry. I walk with my wife everynight open carrying. But i just dont want me and my wife on the street for open carrying.

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    georg jetson wrote:
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    I live in a apartment complex that is owned by eddie riecke. He owns half of covington. A St. tammany LEO lives on site. I asked the manager if i can open carry and he said no i cant because of the LEO lives here. Aint that a crock of crap or what?
    It sounds to me like you have no idea what you're doing...

    Stop OCing, sit down at your computer and take some time to research the law. This site is a perfect place to start. If you have any specific questions, there are plenty of helpful people here that can give informative answers. Once you understand what you're doing then you are prepared to OC as a responsible American.
    The disarmament of the general public is what this forum is trying to prevent. You just stepped over a line my friend, "Stop OCing".

    He maybe misinformed about a few things but telling him to disarm is an oblivious attack on his 2nd Amendment right. His safety is his own and don't you dare tell him otherwise. Do not force your views upon someone like this, this forum is for opinions and views only. In expressing those, do NOT force them upon others.

    Watch what you say, and who you say it to.

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    I have to agree that it is your right to OC.

    Are there rules in the Rental Agreement that state that you can not have a firearm on the Premises?

    Rules against firearms in your apartment?

    If you signed a lease agreement with this expressly forbidden, then your out of luck.(In my opinion)

    Have you been told or asked not to OC other than your question to the manager?

    Why did you ask the manager?

    I amnot familiar with Eddie Riecke. Have you asked him?

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    tntorqu wrote:
    i know what im doing i just dont want to go to jail. I know that it is my right to open carry. I walk with my wife everynight open carrying. But i just dont want me and my wife on the street for open carrying.
    1. Buy an audio or video recorder, and be polite if you are stopped.

    2. Comply with the officer and KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. All states have different laws upon being asked for ID from a police officer. It is generally a good idea to give them some form of ID.

    3. Keep on carrying for the safety of yourself and your wife.

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    I have to agree that it is your right to OC.

    Are there rules in the Rental Agreement that state that you can not have a firearm on the Premises?

    Rules against firearms in your apartment?

    If you signed a lease agreement with this expressly forbidden, then your out of luck.(In my opinion)

    Have you been told or asked not to OC other than your question to the manager?

    Why did you ask the manager?

    I amnot familiar with Eddie Riecke. Have you asked him?
    Mostly, in Louisiana it is the consent of the property owner whether or not you can openly carry a firearm upon the premises.

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    eddyys wrote:
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    Mostly, in Louisiana it is the consent of the property owner whether or not you can openly carry a firearm upon the premises.
    That's why I asked the last question.

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    rmansu2 wrote:
    eddyys wrote:
    rmansu2 wrote:
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    Mostly, in Louisiana it is the consent of the property owner whether or not you can openly carry a firearm upon the premises.
    That's why I asked the last question.
    Exactly, personally ask the owner.

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    rmansu2 wrote:
    eddyys wrote:
    rmansu2 wrote:
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    Mostly, in Louisiana it is the consent of the property owner whether or not you can openly carry a firearm upon the premises.
    Let me reiterate the importance of knowing what you're doing before you do it, particularly when it involves a firearm. If you knew what you were doing, you wouldn't have posted your question.

    With that said... the opinions of forum posters’ don't count. The law does. Yes the law protects a property owner's right to decide whether or not someone can carry a firearm on his or her property. However, that does NOT mean that a property owner can get you to sign away your rights in order to rent from them. I have not researched this in detail because I don’t rent. You should research this YOURSELF to make sure you don’t base your decisions on opinions unsupported by law.

    Perhaps someone on this forum has done this already and can point you in the right direction.

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    tntorqu wrote:
    This is making me nervous I left the gun in my car and they acting like I got one on me.
    It should be on you, not in the car where someone can break in and steal it along with your GPS and whatever else you have in there.

    As for asking your landlord, Why would you do that? What would a LEO living in the complex have to do with anything?

    Sit down, do some research.Keep asking questions. You are new to this but things will be clear soon.
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    As someone else already said, check your lease agreement and, if you haven't already, look around the property for any signs that prohibit firearms.

    If nothing in lease and no signs, then I wouldn't bother asking the property owner. If he had wanted it, it would have been in the lease. Don't ask, don't tell. :P

    None of us want to get arrested for OC brother. Stop worrying so much about it. Getting some hassle from police is possible but arrest isn't as likely to happen unless you screw up and actually give them cause. Just carrying a gun while about lawful business isn't cause. I'll bet you sitting in the Mcdonalds with the gun in the holster would have gotten less looks than just the holster did.

    Good luck and keep carryin!

    Oh, and welcome to the forum!
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