I've been a long time reader of this forum section and several other areas here. I am a new poster though.
My question is why open carry? Delaware is not a hard state to get your permit. Why open yourself up to false arrests, hassles, and the like? Just get the permit and don't worry about it. Then... add on PA and FL and you are good to go.
What do you think about having a DE Permit to open carry? It could be an endorsement to the CCDW Permit. I believe Texas handles it this way in their state.
I think less people would have heartburn about the whole open carry thing if those open carrying had a permit to do so. It would certainly make passage alot easier if law enforcement was shown your permit if there was ever a problem.
I'm a big fan of the 2nd and even a bigger fan of living peacebly with your neighbors and friends. I don't see where a permit to open carry would be that big of a deal. Of course, I would really like to see the state go to shall issue.
Would you carry concealed or open if you had a permit allowing you to do either?
Given the choice - what do you prefer, open or concealed?
I think open carry is way too confrontational in my state of Delaware. It's not about the exercizing of one's constitutional rights and such. It's about who is actually carrying. It could be anyone who wants to strap it on....criminal or otherwise. No checks.. no proven proficiency... possibly nothing except to prove it can be done. Sort of like borderline brandishing and flaunting the law.
Anyone who is serious about carrying here will get a CCDW Permit and carry concealed. The open carry crowd sends the wrong message about guns. The public doesn't understand, the police don't understand, and I think it is a situation looking for trouble.
Why don't you spend more time working on the shall issue aspect of carrying in Delaware instead of testing the system?
No troll here... I did my Delaware thing and I prefer to conceal. Why attract unneccesary attention to yourself?
I know more about carrying and guns than probably most of you on here. So don't pull out the troll thing.