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MIO

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Open Carry Robbed of Weapon
« on: October 12, 2014, 12:31:25 PM »
http://http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5953044
 I don't open carry under normal circumstances. When I do it's either hunting or not around the public or in a scenario where I'm on a different than normal level. You lose one if the three elements in a successful fight in open carry.
What precautions do you that do open carry take?
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Re: Open Carry Robbed of Weapon
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 06:08:07 PM »
I'm with you!   Don't see anyplace for an argument.   I like the idea of having the option,  but doubt I'd ever use it, except for hunting.  I used to live in (gasp) CA,  and did a lot of handgun hunting there and always carried open (I think it was the law, but not sure).
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Re: Open Carry Robbed of Weapon
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 12:35:42 AM »
I am assuming that as long as you don't "shoulder the weapon" you are still legal. Is that correct?
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Re: Open Carry Robbed of Weapon
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 07:56:30 PM »
I agree that open carry looses the surprise, however I'm not so sure it made much difference in this case. At 2 AM, approached by a man asking for a light, and close enough to carry on conversation; this guy would more than likely have been robbed no matter concealed carry, open carry, or no carry. I suppose concealed carry might have given him a chance, but a gun up close (in your face) doesn't leave much "wiggle room" and might have gotten him killed.
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