Arkansas Atty-General: Open Carry OK in The Natural State

AK AG Leslie Rutledge (courtesy

On August 22, a man named Richard Chambless was arrested in Bald Knob, Arkansas, a hamlet north east of Little Rock, thrown in the klink, and on the 26th, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $2,160.00. Why? For the crime of openly carrying a handgun into a local McDonald’s restaurant, where he stopped to get a drink.  According to Arkansas Code § 5-73-120 . . .

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5 Reasons Open Carry Is A Good Idea – A Rebuttal


If you read Brandon’s earlier post detailing five reasons he’ll never open carry a gun you’ll know it provoked more than the usual number of comments. And if you follow frequently discussed gun topics regularly, you probably know that the advisability of open carry is #3 on the controversy hit parade right behind .45 ACP vs. 9mm and 1911 vs. GLOCK. Reader Aerindal disagreed with some of Brandon’s points and has written his own five-point defense of open carry . . .

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Say Hello to An Open Carrier in the Yuma, AZ Walmart

I walked up to a checkout line at the Wal-Mart, and was pleased to see another open carrier ahead of me. I asked if I could take his picture, and he was pleasant and accommodating. I heard him joking with the checkout lady. It was obvious that he was a regular customer. It looks like a real working outfit to me, not one worn just for style . . .

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More Random Thoughts on Fighting Grizzlies – And Other Lethal Threats [VIDEO]

Sixty-six-year-old Larry Yepez is a Marine and a Vietnam veteran. “I got shot through this wrist, and I got hit here in the foot, and I got some shrapnel metal here in the back,” the Purple Heart recipient told CBS 47. Last Thursday, at 4am,, Yepez walked out his front door – and straight into a grizzly bear. “I saw him, and I yelled, ‘Hey get out of here.’ And he continued to come towards me.’  The bear then jumped on him and knocked him down…. ‘He had his mouth here, and that’s when . . .

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5 Reasons I Will Never Open Carry


By Brandon via

As part of our ‘policy’ at Concealed Nation, we typically don’t cover open carry topics. After all, we are Concealed Nation. The policy wasn’t even a policy until it had to be a policy. Anytime we cover anything relating to open carry, a war plays out in the comments section of the post and article. Just watch. This time will be no different . . .

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Iowa Deputy Violates Permit Holder’s Rights

On August 4th Plymouth County Sheriff’s department Sgt. Rick Singer stopped a man legally openly carrying a holstered pistol while walking. The Iowa officer asked for the citizen’s permit, which he presented. Sargeant Singer continued to demand a “paper permit” which he insisted was the “legal permit.” Singer keeps saying that the permit is simply a “courtesy card.” He was wrong. He illegally confiscated the open carriers’ permit. The Sergeant then claimed . . .

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Self Defense Tip: Avoid Carry Gun Rotation

By Salvatore DeGennaro

I only carry one of two guns: either the ever-popular GLOCK 19, or a Ruger LCR snub nose revolver. Most often it’s the GLOCK 19. When I need deeper concealment that the G19 cannot provide, I pack the Ruger. These are the only two guns that ever reside on my person for defensive use. Why, you may ask, would I limit myself to only two guns in this wide world of ballistic abundance? The answer is quite simple: maximum familiarity . . .

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Gun Hero of the Day: Delaware Police Chief Jeffrey Horvath

Chief Jeffrey Horvath

The Delaware State Constitution has an explicit protection for the right to keep and bear arms. It was enacted in 1987. “A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use. (Art. I, § 20).” It seems that some public officials take their oath of office seriously. In Lewes, Delaware, the city has a ban on the open carry of arms. The legislature, when it passed a comprehensive preemption statute, allowed ordinances that violated the statute to be grandfathered if they existed before July 1, 1985. From . . .

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Question of the Day: Will Texans Open Carry After January 1?

On January first, Texans with a concealed carry permit will be able to open carry. But will they? Some, like your author, will. They’ll see open carry as a deterrent, a political statement and/or a more convenient way to carry a firearm in the Satanic Texas heat. Some won’t. Most won’t. It’s too much of a thing. Open Carry draws attention to an armed American. Sets them apart from the herd. And let’s face it: most people don’t want to stand out. On the other hand . . .

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Question of the Day: Does the Atom Bomb Prove That Mutually Assured Destruction Works for Criminals?

Seventy years ago, the U.S. dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima. It was the beginning of the end of World War II in the Pacific. While the world continues to debate the necessity of the resulting carnage, there’s no question that Russia’s subsequent development of the atomic bomb helped stave off any future world wars, thanks to the threat of mutually assured destruction. The question is . . .

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