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  •  Open carry is just plain stupid (3+ / 0-)

    especially if you are a woman.  My father always taught me that you never, ever, EVER pull out a gun unless you intend to use it right then and there.  No brandishing, no threatening, no pointing.  Why?  Because when you hesitate, your gun can be taken away from you and used upon you.

    Having an open carry is like saying, "Hey, come get me!" to a bad guy.

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    by Sychotic1 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 09:35:37 AM PST

    •  Exactly (4+ / 0-)

      and as me and my husband were talking about this.... we were talking of  how lately as a cashier, I'm having these old white guys brandishing their concealed weapons permit.

      They flash this ID out as if it's part of the grocery transaction.  WTF?  It's only been going on since the past few weeks.  I think it started with the local mall shooting here.

      So I started asking other co-workers and it appears that several others are seeing this, too.  Mostly on Senior Day.  One of us has a guy that comes and shows off his holster!

      My husband stated that people who truly need a gun for personal protection - like people who carry large amounts of money or prior victims  - they don't ADVERTISE that they are packing.

      So I'm wondering if there was something on the Faux News or some rapepublican blog or radio show that is telling people to show proof that they have guns.  Idunno.

      But if I needed to carry a gun around on me or even had one at my home.  I wouldn't be advertising it or putting those damn NRA stickers all over my car or wallet.

      My store has a no weapons policy but state laws may trump that.  

      I have no right to be safe from guns.  

      If a person feels they need to take a gun to a grocery store so they can buy milk in broad daylight with children around..... then I don't know what is up with this country.  

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      by Damnit Janet on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 10:13:39 AM PST

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      •  My experience confirms this as a true statement: (1+ / 0-)
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        Damnit Janet
        My husband stated that people who truly need a gun for personal protection - like people who carry large amounts of money or prior victims  - they don't ADVERTISE that they are packing.
        Why tip your hand, paint yourself as a target, or forfeit the element of surprise (if God forbid, actually using your weapon is ever needed)?
    •  I like open carry so I can decide (0+ / 0-)

      If I trust that person.

      I don't care about how the person with the gun feels about it, since concealed carry to me is sneaking around taking my freedom to decide if I trust them away.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 01:51:57 PM PST

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      •  You may like it, but it makes it no less stupid (0+ / 0-)

        I would never openly carry a firearm unless I was deer hunting or some such.

        "I watch Fox News for my comedy, and Comedy Central for my news." - Facebook Group

        by Sychotic1 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 02:05:52 PM PST

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        •  So, you are for taking the freedom of choice (0+ / 0-)

          From others when it comes to being around a gun, without them knowing it?

          It seems really sneaky to me, and potentially dangerous for those that have that choice taken away from them by someone else.

          Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

          by splashy on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 09:22:39 PM PST

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