Open Carry Poll

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Open carry (OC) of firearms in public has become a hot topic with fervent opinions on both sides of the issue.  In some locations, concealed carry is heavily regulated while open carry is largely unregulated.  What do you think about the practice?

Is it good because it allows the OC-er faster access or acts as a criminal deterrent?  Is it bad because it removes the element of surprise, makes the OC-er a target or scares the general population?  Does it just depend on the situation?

Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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3 Responses to Open Carry Poll

  • chris says:

    Unless your on a farm on a hike or something of that nature weapons are made to be felt not seen.

  • I am the Sec/Treasurer & Webmaster for the Louisiana Open Carry Awareness League (LOCAL) and in MY opinion, it depends on your situation. There are cases where it is impossible to get a Concealed Permit (in an area where one is required) yet there is nothing that would legally prevent you from openly carrying a gun for your protection. There are also times when Open Carry may be your preferred carry method such as back when I was a wrecker driver and had to work in shady areas, often at night. I KNOW OC saved me trouble on several occasions!
    As to the Open Carry of Long Guns, I am 100% FOR it being Legal BUT if you can carry a handgun (for everyday use), I think that is a MUCH better choice. There ARE instances where one may need to carry a long gun but they are generally not very often experienced.

  • GunLinkBlog says:

    Good answer, Speedy. “It Depends” is what I chose too. There is a time and place for everything and what works for one person or situation might not work for others. “No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms” – ed.


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