As the title says.
Today I'm meeting someone who wants to buy something I have for sale on craigslist. I'm wondering if I should open carry when meeting a seller or buyer from craigslist. Today I am meeting them in corona, and I will be alone.
Is your consideration solely safety or are you thinking OC may affect the likelihood of selling the item?
"They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band
It ain't what they call rock and roll
And the Sultans...
Yeah the Sultans, they play Creole"
I would make sure all your ducks are in a row if you decide to UOC.
video and/or audio recorder....check
1000 feet from schools....check
witnesses or in public.....check
any and all information and lawyer's # ....check
feel free to add to the list.
I OCed last week well meeting someone from Craigslist. The Guy didnt even Notice that I was armed until he Helped me put the Item in my Truck. He And His Wife Are now Considering Open Carrying After Answering all of there Questions I also Gave them The OC Flyer. They Had No Clue that is legal in California. He Also Said They Both Conceal Carry with no CCW LOL
Keep the airsoft in a bag and concealed if in a public place per the penal code. (Section? )
Last edited by cato; 01-26-2011 at 12:48 PM.
By making statements that you would not OC because of a PERCEIVED concern that others might have of feelings of being "freaked out" or "scared" makes it sound that you are giving legitimacy to the completely UNFOUNDED claims of anti-gunners.
If any of you have ever OCed by yourself in public you will KNOW that the reaction from the public in general is either complete ignorance to the fact or more often than not, thought that you are a LEO. If you look like you should have the gun, people will accept that, if you look like a thug and are flaunting the gun and making motions towards it, people will be concerned (AS THE SHOULD BE).
When was the last time someone got mugged by a thug who had the gun open in a holster and visible???
The very fact that some of you give any of these "concerns" half an ounce of credit is VERY bad to our cause and shows just how pervasive the anti-gun agenda is in CA that it has crept into the minds of PRO-2A supporters!
I highly recommend revising your posts or taking down this thread as it gives too much legitimacy to the allegations from the antis that are completely UNTRUE, and you all should know better.
12550. As used in this article, the following definitions apply:
(c) "Imitation firearm" means any BB device, toy gun, replica of a
firearm, or other device that is so substantially similar in
coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a
reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm.
12556. (a) No person may openly display or expose any imitation
firearm, as defined in Section 12550, in a public place.
(b) Violation of this section, except as provided in subdivision
(c), is an infraction punishable by a fine of one hundred dollars
($100) for the first offense, and three hundred dollars ($300) for a
(e) For purposes of this section, the term "public place" means an
area open to the public and includes streets, sidewalks, bridges,
alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, front yards, parking lots,
automobiles, whether moving or not, and buildings open to the general
public, including those that serve food or drink, or provide
entertainment, and the doorways and entrances to buildings or
dwellings, and shall include public schools and a public or private
college or university.
Not only do I want to but have to agree with Harley.
And to add to what he has already said,
I will add this...
WE DO NOT PROMOTE OR ADVISE ANYONE TO CC WITHOUT A LEGAL PERMIT. This is just wrong. We are a law abiding populate. We need to be above the punks that cc w/o permits.
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