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Old August 30, 2012, 12:44 PM   #85
Frank Ettin
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Originally Posted by jimbob86
...I fail to se how this is "Civil Disobedience"...
It's probably not. But some folks insist on bringing in Rosa Parks and trying to draw parallels to the Civil Rights Movement. That is fallacious on several levels, as I, and others, have pointed out.

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Originally Posted by jimbob86
...Don't OC because the public is not used to that and will call the police, and you (and us, by association) will look bad....
Not many, though. Most seem to be drawing the proper distinction between carrying a gun openly because it's legal and convenient way for you to carry a gun for protection and carrying a gun openly to try to make a political statement.

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Originally Posted by jimbob86
...How do you suppose the public will get used to OC?...
Beats me. But it's not necessarily by rubbing someone's nose in it.

The problem is that many simply assume that carrying a gun openly will help acclimate the public to people carrying guns openly. But no one I've seen have ever come up with any evidence that's the case.

n the real world, when commercial enterprises want to influence public opinion, they don't guess. They first test possible strategies with surveys and focus groups.
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