United States Concealed Carry Association: Open Carry Doesn’t Work

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After the video of an Arizona thief stealing an open carrier’s firearm hit the ‘net, all the armed open carry naysayers came out of the woodwork to say nay. Their crusade plays straight…

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – 9mm Earphones Edition

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   My job takes me all over eastern Washington and north-central Oregon. This is gun-friendly country, even though the particulars of my contracts make it a PITA to tool up…

Open Carry Update: Kurk Kirby Charges Dismissed

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Back in March of 2010, this website reported on the case against Kurk Kirby: the Washington State resident who was arrested for openly carrying his .45 ACP Springfield XD into…

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Question of the Day: Would You Open Carry?

If I’m carrying a gun, no one else needs to know about it. Living in an open carry state—within a proverbial stone’s throw of DC—has reinforced this belief. There are…

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Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry? Wrong Question . . .

Oh, sure. I know what you’re thinking. Just after Martin Albright posted a well-reasoned, rational argument against Open Carry, here comes another article with a contrarian view. Will the madness…

Letter to the Editor: Open Carry Advocates “Selfish and Egotistical”

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It’s open season on open carry in California. Post Hermosa Beach Open Carry clean-up demo, Golden State gun control advocates are girding themselves for battle, as the legislature attempts to…

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The Pros and Cons of Open versus Concealed Carry.

I’ve been thinking a lot about open carry lately. I have a conceal carry permit from the great State of Texas, which means I’m licensed to carry in around 38…

Someone remind me again why you’d want to carry a firearm in plain view. To publicly (and constantly) declare your Second Amendment rights? As a deterrent to bad guys—who would kill the open carry idiot first, should killing be on their dance card. Can I get a witness? “Certainly I’m a strong supporter of the second amendment and carrying guns in general,” Okie Mike Seeklander told newson6.com. Yes, yes. Help me out here Mike. “‘From a training perspective though, we’re wary of open carry.” Thank you. “Seeklander believes without proper training, open carry gun owners could become targets during dangerous situations.” Wait. What? No. Think this through guys. Unless you’re training Oklahomans to redefine open carry as concealed carry, or teaching them to skulk around in public, well-trained open carry gunslingers will be just as easy to identify as untrained open carry gun toters. First move advantage? Anyway, if Governor Henry signs Oklahoma’s new Open Carry legislation into law, 97 thousand concealed carry permit holders will be able to wear T-shirts with a picture of a gun and a caption saying “If You Got It, Flaunt it!” Or not.

Oklahomans Will Need a Concealed Carry Permit to Open Carry

Someone remind me again why you’d want to carry a firearm in plain view. To publicly (and constantly) declare your Second Amendment rights? As a deterrent to bad guys—who would…

Harry J. McCullough III and The Importance of A Proper Concealed Carry Permitting Process

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In a recent editorial, I ranted at KETV Omaha’s biased report on a Nebraska armed robbery case. An armed citizen, Harry J. McCullough III, shot and killed an armed robber and subdued another…

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A View from the Left.

Not exactly sure what point the cartoonist is trying to make here. Does he think that people who choose to exercise their right to carry a gun do so out…

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Has The Open Carry Campaign Found a Champion in Kurt Kirby?

The so-called Open Carry movement—whose adherents openly wear their weapons to assert their right to own and carry guns—is a cause in search of a champion or two. Or three….

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