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#7130536 - 11/30/12 10:06 PM sidearms in public
BigKenny Offline
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Registered: 11/28/12
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Loc: Virginia
I have noticed on several occasions that people are with sidearms that are visible in a holster in stores like kmart and 7-11 ect. I live in virginia and wondering if they are law enforcement or if it's just legal to carry a weapon in plain view holsterd. Do you still need a ccw permit to do this or can anyone who has a legaly owned wepon do this? Seems like the wild west when I see that.
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#7134765 - 12/02/12 07:02 AM Re: sidearms in public [Re: BigKenny]
Dirtfarmer Offline
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Registered: 11/28/10
Posts: 10586
Loc: Central Louisiana
I don't think open carry is a good idea. It's going to offend lots of folks and does our cause no good, IMHO.

CCW is just that, concealed carry of a weapon, and that should be all it is. Brandishing a weapon can cause concern. I, personally, don't like to see it and I'm a Life Member of the NRA and a CCW permit holder.

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#7137642 - 12/02/12 08:01 PM Re: sidearms in public [Re: Dirtfarmer]
foxs Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 202
Loc: Western PA
Brandishing in Pa. No such law. Va i don't know.

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#7137674 - 12/02/12 08:13 PM Re: sidearms in public [Re: foxs]
gunny69 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 84
Loc: Livingston, MT
CCW required in MT, but a lot of people carry without one. The people that let everyone see that they are carrying want the attention and are phuckin idiots in my opinion....
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#7138756 - 12/03/12 07:46 AM Re: sidearms in public [Re: gunny69]
Dirtfarmer Offline
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Registered: 11/28/10
Posts: 10586
Loc: Central Louisiana
Originally Posted By: gunny69
CCW required in MT, but a lot of people carry without one. The people that let everyone see that they are carrying want the attention and are phuckin idiots in my opinion....

+1

Brandishing sorta defeats the whole purpose of CCW, IMHO.

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#7175995 - 12/12/12 05:28 PM Re: sidearms in public [Re: Dirtfarmer]
GonHuntin Offline
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Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 2688
Some people need to learn the definition of brandishing........here's a clue, open carrying a firearm in a holster is NOT brandishing.......

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#7178047 - 12/13/12 08:38 AM Re: sidearms in public [Re: gunny69]
Just a Hunter Offline
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Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 2887
Loc: MT
Originally Posted By: gunny69
CCW required in MT, but a lot of people carry without one. The people that let everyone see that they are carrying want the attention and are phuckin idiots in my opinion....


In Montana a permit is only required in towns or mining/lumber camps. You don't need a permit otherwise to carry concealed in MT. I also think that many who open carry in town (It is legal in most town. I think Helena is the exeption) are looking for attention. It doesn't bother me though. They will however get the attention of nervous police officers. What's funny about that is should a person put a rifle in their window gunrack nothing is said, but as soon as a person straps on a handgun they are suspect. Can you say phopia.

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#7179994 - 12/13/12 05:06 PM Re: sidearms in public [Re: Just a Hunter]
LWILLIAMS Offline
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 290
Loc: Wyoming
While I only conceal carry unless I am in the field, I think it takes away from everyone when people on here throw a fit about open carry. It is our Right to be able to do such, but when someone exercises that right they question it. Instead of questioning our rights, why dont you question the states where you cant open carry or CCW. That will do our cause a lot more good than gun people looking down on those who choose to open carry.

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#7183558 - 12/14/12 02:54 PM Re: sidearms in public [Re: LWILLIAMS]
2Seventy Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 573
Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: LWILLIAMS
While I only conceal carry unless I am in the field, I think it takes away from everyone when people on here throw a fit about open carry. It is our Right to be able to do such, but when someone exercises that right they question it. Instead of questioning our rights, why dont you question the states where you cant open carry or CCW. That will do our cause a lot more good than gun people looking down on those who choose to open carry.


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#7183648 - 12/14/12 03:19 PM Re: sidearms in public [Re: 2Seventy]
Tracks Offline
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Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 8484
Loc: Northern Colorado
Legal in the entire state here except the city of Denver, federal buildings, courts, and a few other places.
I don't do it.
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