Thread: Open Carry Las Vegas style
I did not see this posted in this section. so I thought I would put it up, even if it is a couple of weeks old.
I think a permit should be issued forOC like CC because training and background check are both important. Here in Florida we should be able to OC July 19. I for one am lookin' foward to the option. I believe if we all OC'ed the bad guys could get the idea their line of work could be very dangerous. Be honest, how many would still hunt if the critters were well armed well trained, and allowed to fire if they feared for their life. Not me!
I agree, kind of. Training is important. However, a right is a right. It is good to be educated when you go to the voting booth, but I don't look forward to the day where people are required to pass an exam before being allowed to vote and I think this is very similar in that respect.
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
-- Charles A. Beard
I find it ironic that the news anchor referred twice to the "open carry law" when, in fact, it is the absence of any law that allows for the open carry of firearms.
I have training both formal and informal.
And I grew up using firearms and being "instructed".
I can tell you that it is pretty sad when I went to a "professionally taught class" and could point out the many mistakes of the instructor easily.
For a good comparative example, when I was a trucker we used to see the "driving school graduates" out there all over.
They made mistakes, ran over stuff, and generally were a hazzard to everyone around.
But they had "training", so they got to go play in traffic.
Some weren't too bad, but you could tell the ones who never got on the road for "real life" training.
The ones who had good ON THE ROAD training were a pleasure to be around.
Ability isn't measured by a certificate.
A "class" means very little to me, or to a lot of others.
Last edited by rickc1962; 12-31-2010 at 09:50 AM.
From the article:
But while openly carrying a weapon is not against the law, one expert says the practice could frighten tourists. And that's where problems arise.
“People see guns on occasion and get upset. ‘Oh my god, there is somebody carrying a gun.’ And they then call the police thinking that the person is committing a crime.”
What a wonderful opportunity to educate the exceedingly few who do call in that open carry is lawful in 9 out of 10 of our United States of America, and that the right to keep and bear arms is part of what makes and keeps, our great nation the free country that it is!
Seriously, folks, what's the better way to run a country? Bend the rules to fit the few who're fearful of reality, or adhere to the rules to ensure the integrity of our system of law and order is maintained at all levels?
I know 'tain't likely that they can make a constitutional law making the OC of a firearm illegal but THEY WILL TRY!