The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Tactics and Training

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 14, 2013, 01:24 PM   #76
Evan Thomas
Join Date: July 7, 2008
Location: Upper midwest
Posts: 5,144
I've deleted some posts. No more bickering, please.
Never let anything mechanical know you're in a hurry.
Evan Thomas is offline  
Old April 14, 2013, 07:25 PM   #77
Senior Member
Join Date: March 29, 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 117

I would like to know why the folks that open carry do so ? It attracts un necessary attention. Police officers & others carry concealed for a reason.
"Blessed be the Lord my strength,which teacheth my hands to war and my fingers to fight".
Psalm 144:1 KJV Be safe: Paul
besafe2 is offline  
Old April 14, 2013, 08:26 PM   #78
Senior Member
Join Date: March 8, 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,820
I would like to know why the folks that open carry do so ?
I think a few have touched on the why in their replies, as have I.

Here is one desensitize a public that have (for the better part of a hundred years) been removed from the open carry lifestyle by different states for different reasons. Feeling that once the public sees that the open carry people are good and safe people, they will relax and think nothing more of it.

In a sense is it any different from a G string being worn for the first time, or the first Pair of short shorts, or the first public display of affection by a gay couple or even the first nude beach.

All of the aforementioned were frowned upon and even brought complaints of outrage at one time. In the eyes of an open carry person.....they may see it this way except they are repeating what was lawful at one time about anywhere you went.

That is why I believe it is more of a personal preference than a new fad. Either way i hope we all can respect each other and agree to disagree in an adult like fashion.

I am CCW but that may change!
If you ever have to use a firearm, you don't get to pick the scenario!
Wreck-n-Crew is offline  
Old April 14, 2013, 10:53 PM   #79
Senior Member
Join Date: April 4, 1999
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,884
No doubt this will cause me to take a lot of flak, but I honestly think such people are just wanting to act macho. I wonder who they think they are impressing?

Ecclesiastes 12:13  ¶Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
JerryM is offline  
Old April 14, 2013, 11:38 PM   #80
Senior Member
Join Date: March 31, 2011
Location: Southeast, USA
Posts: 350
I would like to know why the folks that open carry do so ? It attracts un necessary attention. Police officers & others carry concealed for a reason.
Exactly! besafe2

I was LEO for thirty two years and the last twenty of those years was Detective lieutenant. While working in plain clothes our policy was to wear concealed. Sometimes while working a crime scene we would remove our jacket with our shields clipped on our shirt pocket. But mostly we kept them concealed. Just more professional to do rather than walking around open carrying.
Good character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.
GM2 is offline  
Old April 15, 2013, 06:43 AM   #81
Senior Member
Join Date: August 18, 2009
Posts: 826
Open carry is legal here, but I don't do it. Calling attention to oneself that way is a bad idea, IMO.

Most of the open carriers I've seen are the Rambo wannabe/ in your face types.

To each his own, but I trained/ paid for and prepared for CC - so that's the only way for me.
wpsdlrg is offline  
Old April 15, 2013, 12:25 PM   #82
P5 Guy
Senior Member
Join Date: December 1, 2005
Location: Tampa Bay
Posts: 1,678
I find it hard to believe you think anyone is really paying attention to any of you? Open carry and see just how many others are noticing. But that's just me I think that most people are so self absorb they walk off a cliff.
P5 Guy is offline  
Old April 15, 2013, 12:54 PM   #83
Senior Member
Join Date: March 23, 2008
Location: N. Georgia
Posts: 1,964
Listen to this.

Now we have pro gun folks not only bitching about open carry but about the type of holster being worn.

and you wonder why we're in the state we are.
US Navy Veteran
Water-Man is offline  
Old April 15, 2013, 01:02 PM   #84
Senior Member
Join Date: July 1, 2011
Location: Texas, land of Tex-Mex
Posts: 1,977
You and your wife have a legal and moral right to have sexual relations. But would you do so on a church pew or in the mall?
You have to admit, it would be a novel way to increase Sunday attendance...
zincwarrior is offline  
Old April 15, 2013, 01:24 PM   #85
Junior member
Join Date: October 3, 2012
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,046
Lol. This has stayed way away from the question. A lot of funny/corny posts now. Good overall to see different views but some believe one way , others another. (Different people think different) not wrong way or right just different.
BuckRub is offline  
Old April 15, 2013, 01:33 PM   #86
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
Posts: 8,773
It was a good thread while it lasted, but it's starting to deteriorate. Time to go on to something else.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
Frank Ettin is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06843 seconds with 9 queries