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  1. #1
    Marksman

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    In light of recent B/S

    So in light of recent B/S lately, I've noticed alot more people open carrying lately. I.E. Today after work, I went to Petco on Manahttan to pick up a few things and noticed that 3 people other than myself were packin heat. 1 was actually an off-duty LEO, another was a bald headed black guy wearing one of the Russian T-Shirts ( guy on youtube ), and the third was a small little blonde girl prolly in her late 20's/early 30's. I was very at ease noticing it. After we left, even my wife mentioned in the truck... " Baby, did you notice you weren't the only one carrying in there?" Of course I noticed hunny. lol.... Anyway, head to Rouses in Gretna afterwards, and stopped keeping track of how many openly carried firearms I noticed when I hit 4 or 5 outside of the Gretna LEO on duty there. Now if this was the norm EVERYDAY, I'm confident that all these "mass shootings" would not be happening
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    La. CHP Instructor #409

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    Must be a NOLA thing, I rarely see anyone carrying an exposed pistol in this area.

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    Marksman

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    I notice more on the west side,Like Deridder when I'm in a lumber yard buying wood,Seems like every 5th. guy has heat on his hip!

    I'm fine with that!
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    Marksman

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    I ALWAYS pay attention to my surroundings and take notice of every individual in a confined area\building\room I can see when I enter a place. Im used to seeing 1 or 2 others randomly over the course of a few days, but the last couple days its been a regular thing to notice several people a day. It almost seems like it is becoming common place and accepted in more places than before.
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    Marksman

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    Ever since moving to LA I've noticed less of it. The part of WA I lived in was very pro gun and open carry was way more common than here. Grew up around orchards and Farmers with trucks not Starbucks BTW.
    Motorcycles and guns, how fun....

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    Marksman

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    I’m not bothered by this trend either, but I will keep concealing mine until enough people are open carrying so as I just blend in like I do concealing.

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    Marksman

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    I do not like to OC. However I do believe it is critical that it be allowed. There was a time in certain states were if someone carry concealed even had their shirt ride up an expose their weapon it was a crime as OC was forbidden.
    The argument that I keep seeing is that ones right to carry does not override ones right to feel safe... I have no clue how that can even be argued with a straight face. I mean look at what they are saying, they are saying that carrying the means to ones self-defense is less important than someones feelings? If people knew what a firearm is, how it works, and most of all what it cannot do then we would not be having these issues.

    If I see someone with a firearm on their hip, of course I will size them up as how they behave will make things obvious, if they look like a normal person who just happened to grab the OWB holster today I am going to have no issue. However if they are showing body language that suggests otherwise then I may take an interest in them. This of course happens in under 1s in most cases(this is instinctive for me and if your carrying a large knife i'll probably do the same). This is how I believe most people will react but some believe the mere act of carrying a firearm is a sign of mental illness and being unstable if only these people would realize if its in a Holster then more than likely he/she is not going to become an active shooter. Those people will either come in guns a'blazing or wait until the time is right to present their weapon.

    It is a shame that people do knee jerk reactions. It is also a shame that people want to point at other countries as shinning examples... What they fail to remember is that the US was founded to be different, we are different. We were founded from a fight for rights and this was recognized with our protections on our right to be armed and also something as simple of not being able to be forced to house Soldiers...

    A line has to be enforced at some point, the right to privacy has been the first to fall as what I type right now is stored an analyzed at some level somewhere, that is something that we all know and accept...

    I should probably go to bed now... I'll wake up tired and cranky anyway lol...
    Motorcycles and guns, how fun....

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    Not a Fed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBP55 View Post
    Must be a NOLA thing, I rarely see anyone carrying an exposed pistol in this area.
    James I don't see many around the places I go in our 2 parish area.
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  9. #9
    Marksman

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    I was in a store the other day with a lady that is not pro-gun (not really anti-gun either) and she said the guy she saw open carrying made her feel a bit safer. Surprised me.
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    I despise ARFCOM

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    I rarely see anyone OC .
    I tried being normal once , I didn't like it .

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