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  •  how do you get from that quote (5+ / 0-)
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    to that question, particularly since the OP paraphrased the law governing weapons on school grounds?

    47 is the new 51!

    by nickrud on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 12:36:32 PM PDT

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    •  sorry, I was making two points (5+ / 0-)

      the first was that I honestly cannot think of a situation where it is appropriate to open carry, the second was that I agreed with the commenter and the diarist that it CERTAINLY is inappropriate at a high school soccer game.

      I did not mean to suggest that the commenter thought that it was appropriate at a soccer game, I just was curious what situation he thought it might be appropriate.

      As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

      by BPARTR on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 12:42:36 PM PDT

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      •  badly phrased comment (1+ / 0-)
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        Been there, done that, and damn you, big orange, for not giving me even a 2 minute window to do over!

        47 is the new 51!

        by nickrud on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 12:50:12 PM PDT

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      •  I think bassopotamus (1+ / 0-)
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        was saying that there might be times when it's appropriate to have a carry permit, but not necessarily open carry. I could see having a carry permit in some areas -- for example, if you have to take large sums of cash collections from your church to the bank for deposit. (My father-in-law was on the collection counting committee and often made the weekly deposit on Mondays; fortunately the bank was right across the street from the church and down the street from the police station so he never ran into any trouble.) But having a carry permit is different from open carry.

        There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

        by Cali Scribe on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 01:00:14 PM PDT

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      •  Oops (0+ / 0-)

        I was sloppy in my language. I can't think of a legitimate reason to open carry, apart from hunting (which doesn't fall under that heading). I can think of a handful of situations where concealed carry might be a sensible thing to do, but most concealed carry folks don't really seem to be under any meaninigful threat.

        •  thank you (0+ / 0-)

          and the carrying large sums of money from church seeems like a possible example of appropriate open carry- but I would rather have Brinks come and get the moolah.

          I agree with you wholeheartedly.

          As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

          by BPARTR on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 06:24:02 AM PDT

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