I'm testing something

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by melbo, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    My state is an 'open carry' one at the State level. We don't get CCW permits, It reads Handgun Carry Permit on the card.

    I spoke with the powers that be at the Capitol and they told me that all local Firearms laws supercede the State ones. Oh Well.

    The past few days, I have walked around town, in and out of restraunts, stores etc. With a Handgun on my side. Haven't been seen by a LEO yet but no one else seems to stare at it. I plan on adopting an open carry policy until I am told otherwise.. OH, I did leave it in the Truck on Friday while walking into the Bank.

    We'll see where this leads. I'm assuming that if I am violating a City ord, I'd just get a "Put it away" from the local Law. It's a pretty rural spot.

    If I get Shot, You'll know not to cruise through East TN with a sidearm! [peep]
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Convince more to do the same. Arizona is an open carry state, and I have heard that it is not uncommon to see lots of people carry openly. If Texas was then I would. That is something that needs to be changed.
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Good for you! NV is also open carry legal but it's a bad idea in Vegas and permits are easy to get, so there's no reason to. I go in banks and casinos all the time with my gun but I could not if I carried it openly.
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    when I carry concealed, I leave it on everywhere. Sign to the contrary or not.

    I think the penalty if caught would be worth the risk of reaching for it and realizing I had left it under the seat of my truck
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    [ditto] [imwithstupid1]
  6. Galactus

    Galactus Monkey+++ Founding Member

  7. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I am getting a 9mm and carrying that all the time from now on. My .45 is just too bulky and heavy. I will probably miss my .45 on my back waist nevertheless. Florida is certainly not an open carry state, although I wish it were.

    I thought Texas was open carry. Is that for revolvers only? Perhaps I have been misinformed.
  9. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You had to pay $117 too, huh? :rolleyes:
  10. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    NC is open carry but I have a CCW too
  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    No, I was going to get my CW permit, but I decided against it. I would rather get caught carrying without their permit than to become a slave who only has the privilege to carry. My rights are all I have left along with my honor and my word. Besides, I doubt I will ever get caught wearing my gun.

    I just can't trade my right to bear arms for the privilege to carry. You consent to have your home searched and property seized if you signed that CWP. [loco] It makes no sense to me why I should get a permit, or why anybody does.

    I don't know, man. [ghrit]
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