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Petition for an Exception to a Forum Rule

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Citizen

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The situation today regarding the fedgov activity against all manner of guns is extraordinary.

The forum rule against discussing long-gun open carry was made at a time when some people were OCing long arms on their daily business or advocating it. As compared with discussion and advocacy of long gun OC at 2A rallies where lots of people would be carrying long arms.

May we have an exception to the rule against long arm OC? For example, one thread in each state subforum where long arm OC can be discussed in the context of notifying OCDO members about rallies, organizing protests, and so forth.
 

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This site is dedicated to the normalization of OC of handguns. Discussion of OC of long guns is only prohibited because it would create a distraction from that mission, not because the powers that be at this site don't think you should OC long guns.

Anyone want to start LongGunOpenCarry.com?
 

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This site is dedicated to the normalization of OC of handguns. Discussion of OC of long guns is only prohibited because it would create a distraction from that mission, not because the powers that be at this site don't think you should OC long guns.

Anyone want to start LongGunOpenCarry.com?
Good idea.

On this thread, we're asking the owners for a single, specific exception to the long gun rule in light of the current anti-gun political situation.

If anybody agrees, do like SPOProds did and "sign" this petition.
 

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I wasn't disagreeing with your petition. I was just answering shasta's "why?" question.

I don't OC long guns, nor do I have any immediate plans to do so. So, while I won't be signing your petition, I understand it and am not against it--as long as the discussion is limited and does not become a distraction to discussion of handgun OC. However, it is the admins' call.
 

ADobbs1989

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This forum is full of random crap that doesn't pertain specifically to handgun open carry...so why not allow long gun OC discussions in a forum that's supposed to be about open carrying...? Seems like a dumb rule to begin with to me.
 

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Signed.

In the limited scope of the request, I doubt it would become a distraction to the primary intent or mission of the site.
 

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This forum is full of random crap that doesn't pertain specifically to handgun open carry...so why not allow long gun OC discussions in a forum that's supposed to be about open carrying...? Seems like a dumb rule to begin with to me.
OCDO = normalization of holstered handguns in everyday life and state specific info related to RKBA.........within the forum rules.

Promotion of OC of full auto (class III) is not encouraged/promoted - seems like an intelligent rule to me.
 

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OCDO = normalization of holstered handguns in everyday life and state specific info related to RKBA.........within the forum rules.

Promotion of OC of full auto (class III) is not encouraged/promoted - seems like an intelligent rule to me.
Please direct me to the "rule" that states this. Unless of course you just made that rule up, just "now", or it is one of those OCDO "unwritten rules."

(8) KEEP IT ON-TOPIC: All gun rights discussions not directly related to open carry should take place in the "General Discussions" forum and topics that are not related to gun rights at all should take place in "The Lounge". Please police your own posts before posting them and help keep OCDO strong and focused.

http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/misc.php?do=showrules
Now, I could advocate that LGOC discussions could be conducted here and not be a violation of the Forum Rules. I could, but I won't because of the below.

(14) LONG GUN CARRY IS OFF-TOPIC: This web site is focused on the right to openly carry properly holstered handguns in daily American life. We do NOT promote the carry of long guns. Long guns are great! OCDO co-founders John & Mike and most of the members of this forum own at least one long gun - but due to urban area issues of muzzle control, lack of trigger guard coverage, and the fact that the long gun carry issue distracts from our main mission to promote the open carry of handguns in daily life, we will leave long gun carry activism in the capable hands of the future founders of web sites about long gun carry. Exception: This rule does NOT apply to discussions about long gun carry in jurisdictions such as California which ban handgun carry and thus require long gun carry as a matter of public policy.

http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/misc.php?do=showrules
The Founders of OCDO were prescient.
 

Grapeshot

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This forum is full of random crap that doesn't pertain specifically to handgun open carry...so why not allow long gun OC discussions in a forum that's supposed to be about open carrying...? Seems like a dumb rule to begin with to me.
OCDO = normalization of holstered handguns in everyday life and state specific info related to RKBA.........within the forum rules.

Promotion of OC of full auto (class III) is not encouraged/promoted - seems like an intelligent rule to me.
Something was lost in poor punctuation.

Translating: restriction of promoting long gun carry is not a dumb rule - it is IMO an intelligent one.

As an aside - OC of Class III is neither encouraged or promoted. Anyone that needs this clarification, now has it.
 

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GS, I am still confused. The OP is asking for discussion of OC of long guns, not necessarily full-autos. Your reasoning is sound if it is applied to long guns, not full autos.
 

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GS, I am still confused. The OP is asking for discussion of OC of long guns, not necessarily full-autos. Your reasoning is sound if it is applied to long guns, not full autos.
Understand.

If it isn't specifically germaine to the site as constructed..............
 

ADobbs1989

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OCDO = normalization of holstered handguns in everyday life and state specific info related to RKBA.........within the forum rules.

Promotion of OC of full auto (class III) is not encouraged/promoted - seems like an intelligent rule to me.
Since when does long gun=full auto? Your statement in no way comes to a reasonable conclusion that the rule is intelligent.
 

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