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  •  And let the criminals get the drop? (3+ / 0-)

    No thanks. Surprise is your friend.

    That said, I do open carry every once in a while. It's not a daily thing.

    Where do you live?

    We need another Huey P. Long and federal funding for abortion. -9.00, -4.05

    by KVoimakas on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 07:22:11 AM PST

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    •  I live in the SF Bay Area and I hunt all over t (0+ / 0-)

      Do you carry your pistol into the market, a school, a bus?

      Do you have your little pistol in your pocket in a bar?

      You should be a man and carry it in public view so people will know you have a gun.  That is at least exercising your right in public in an honest way.

      I wonder what the decision process is when you decide to walk outside your home with a concealed weapon.  Do you really think you are going to get in a gunfight with a criminal?

      Wear your holster and gun where everyone can see it.

      "We will now proceed to construct the socialist order."

      by 7November on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 11:11:07 AM PST

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      •  Answers: (5+ / 0-)

        I carry everywhere I legally can.

        I will carry on a boat.
        I will carry on a bus.
        I will carry everywhere I can.
        I will not make a fuss.

        It's not a little pistol and it's not in my pocket. I'm a big guy, so I can carry a regularly sized handgun.

        I am exercising my right in an honest way. That's why I have the concealed carry permit. You're also talking to one of the few people who do open carry on occasion.

        My decision process? It goes on in the morning with my pants. It's just another item of clothing (holster) that holds a tool that I hope I never have to use.

        Is it likely that I'm going NEED it? Probably not. I don't base my life on probabilities.

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        I'll conceal it when I want and I'll wear it open when I want. I'll conceal it more often than not for the reasons I stated above. Don't like it? Oh well. Change the law.

        You should be a man

        Yep, I am. Let me check. Yep, still a man. I guess my definition of man doesn't include being tricked into some idiotic carry position 100% of the time because someone on the internet doesn't like the fact that I carry a concealed pistol legally.

        Sucks to be you.

        We need another Huey P. Long and federal funding for abortion. -9.00, -4.05

        by KVoimakas on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 11:28:27 AM PST

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      •  You claim up-thread that... (2+ / 0-)
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        "I'm a hunter and I have a gun in my bedroom to protect my family but I don't "pack" on my way to the market, that's absurd."

        Does crime only happen in the home where you live?  You are very fortunate, I hope that continues for you.  (I'd be nervous about going home, myself...)

        "Unless you have some kind of enforcement function you have no business walking around with a gun, that's ridiculous."

        The U.S. Constitution, the courts and the people seem to disagree with you.  You are, of course, entitled to your own unsupported assumptions.

        "Where I live you have the right to walk around with a gun that is openly displayed. <snip> Don't conceal your weapon, wear it in the open so everyone can see what a fool you are."
        "I live in the SF Bay Area and I hunt all over"

        I do Open Carry for the most part.  In four States.  The only folks who seem to recoil in terror seem to be from... uh... California.  Go figure.  And you are treading the line of a personal attack.

        "Do you carry your pistol into the market, a school, a bus?  Do you have your little pistol in your pocket in a bar?"

        I carry wherever it is legal to do so.  Because human powers of precognition are demonstratably worthless and criminals haven't yet had the courtesy to schedule their business with me in advance.  Rudeness, quite.

        "You should be a man and carry it in public view so people will know you have a gun.  That is at least exercising your right in public in an honest way."

        And you step over the line.  Good day to you.

      •  hmmm (2+ / 0-)
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        rockhound, KVoimakas

        belittling people has done more to effect violence against persons than any gun - concealed or open - ever has.

        "We are the ones we've been waiting for"

        by gossamer on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 01:58:14 PM PST

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      •  "be a man?" What is this? A Bar Mitzvah? (3+ / 0-)
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        rockhound, OMwordTHRUdaFOG, KVoimakas

        Do you really think you are going to get in a gunfight with a criminal?

        That's actually when you stay home.  

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