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Old June 25, 2008, 02:48 PM   #20
ChicagoTex
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I voted no, concealment has a lot of good surprise value I'm unwilling to compromise.

Furthermore, I realize some folks would be upset with me about this, I oppose the open carry initiative in Texas. My primary reason is if open carry was legalized - as has happened in other open carry states - a lot more businesses would post signs making it illegal to carry on their property entirely. You can ramble all you want about how open carry is a "deterrent to crime" (something that I'm still not genuinely convinced of) but the fact of the matter is there is a substantial portion of people in Texas and in the country who are uncomfortable enough with guns that open carry just means responsible armed citizens in fewer places. How's that a deterrent to crime?
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