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View Poll Results: Open Carry Good?
Yes, It should be encouraged 98 75.97%
No, Don't want to scare the "Sheeple" 33 25.58%
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Old August 30, 2005, 04:05 PM   #76
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I believe violent crime dropped way down until the loophole was closed.
The loophole was a fluke that lasted for one week, not enough time to effect crime rates
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Old August 30, 2005, 04:26 PM   #77
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I voted yes of course. I live in an open carry locale and open carry all the time. I can see both sides of the issue with respect to rights/scaring the sheeple/being prepared etc., so open carry but in a (hopefully) responsible manner. Which is to say, let not those people who may get scared (or harm me) see it, yet make sure all those people who are in a position to be requiring of me to be able to see it can see it. Subtle enough to be called responsible?

I don't see as much open carry since they started passing out ccw permits here.
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Old August 30, 2005, 05:50 PM   #78
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Wow! I just noticed that I am not the only one who voted for keeping it concealed anymore . Its at over 20% for the keep it concealed vote.
The ATF should be a convenience store instead of a government agency!
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Old August 30, 2005, 06:36 PM   #79
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Don't beat your chest too hard or a few of us will Sic that kid on you again. My compliments for helping to make this a good read thread...
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Old August 30, 2005, 07:17 PM   #80
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Open carry is legal in MN, but I see no reason to bring attention to myself.
Concealed is part of the advantage you have over the BG.
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Old August 30, 2005, 09:25 PM   #81
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The attitude of most of the Texans I've known is one I can live with:

"Your gun is like your genitals: you have a right to both but we don't want to see either exposed in public."

Plus I'm old and slow enough, open carry would make me look like a gun shop on the hoof.
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Old April 7, 2012, 09:18 PM   #82
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An armed population has never been enslaved.

I support open carry. The only ones who should be worried about seeing guns are the criminals, including the ones wearing suits.
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Old April 7, 2012, 09:39 PM   #83
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Old April 7, 2012, 10:15 PM   #84
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I've been open carrying more recently. I have been conceal carrying for about a year, so I'm pretty comfortable with a gun attached to me.

I see both sides to it, but I can also educate someone of they ask me about it. If we don't exercise our rights, we will lose them.

People show off a lot worse things than their gun in public.
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Old April 7, 2012, 10:20 PM   #85
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The poll is a false dichotomy/oversimplification of a complex issue, the question is leading and it's 7 years old.

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