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Old August 28, 2012, 12:52 PM   #35
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
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Originally Posted by Aguila Blanca View Post
...Until a few years ago, the state of Ohio did not have any provision for concealed carry. But the Ohio Supreme Court had (correctly) ruled several years ago that under the Ohio constitution, the RKBA is guaranteed and that, therefore, if the legislature chose to "regulate" carry by not allowing concealed carry, then open carry must necessarily be legal.

So "activists" began staging open carry days around that state. Some people did find them obnoxious, others found them frightening, and still others found them enlightening. The end result was that the legislature realized the folly of its ways, and enacted concealed carry legislation as an expedient way of making all the open carriers go away.

Choosing to open carry in order to make a point is not always or necessarily bad.
But as usual, the devil is in the details. All that worked in Ohio because the RKBA advocates had the foundation of the favorable Ohio Supreme Court ruling (which was in 2003,BTW).

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