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Old February 4, 2012, 03:18 PM   #39
Sparks1957
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If open carry is legal why would you be concerned? If you are afraid of people with guns why are you on a gun board?
I agree with the old grump on that point.

However, whatever the legalities of this case, I think it does point out some of the issues associated with open-carry in a society where the majority of people don't carry, and many people associate carrying guns with potential criminal/sociopathic behavior.

Concealed carry simply avoids all the panic and misunderstanding some people experience when "a man with a gun" is around, and gives a tactical advantage to the carrier where a weapon might be needed.

Just because someone can open-carry, doesn't always mean it's a good idea to do so. Just my opinion.
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