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  •  ColoTim - I think you are confusing things (4+ / 0-)
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    About a dozen states have "open carry" which means that you can carry a gun, as long as it is visible without a license. Another dozen states have licensed open carry which means you can carry a visible guns, but need a license. Another dozen or so have open carry, but with some restrictions. Less than ten states have laws prohibiting open carry. All states require a permit and training for concealed carry.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:17:29 PM PST

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    •  Open Carry (7+ / 0-)

      Washington State does not require training for open carry or concealed carry.

      I obtained a Washington concealed carry permit for one reason only: remote back country hiking. It would have been legal to carry the handgun in a holster without the permit, but I preferred not to intimidate those I might pass along the trail.

      Also - regarding "gun insurance". Maybe many states require liability insurance, but Washington State does not. It requires solid evidence of financial security.

      That can be normal liability insurance, or something like $50,000 on deposit with the state, or a bond that guarantees payment of up to about $50,000 in the event of an accident related lawsuit judgement. For someone with an excellent credit record, the bond might cost $300-800 per year.

    •  Are all of those LOC or just some? (1+ / 0-)
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      It is my understanding that some states are only UOC.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:47:01 PM PST

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