Quote of the Day: Michigan Open Carry Disavows Dearborn Police HQ Open Carrier

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“Let us be clear, Michigan Open Carry Inc. in no way supports the actions of these individuals. It is our belief that their actions were reckless, and primarily designed to draw…

BREAKING: Florida Open Carry Dead?

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A TTAG reader who wishes to remain anonymous writes: I just got off the phone with Senator Greg Steube’s office. Tomorrow is the Judiciary Committee meeting. The open carry bill, SB…

Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: Zootopia?

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“We can see a mess getting created here. Because of the opposition, particularly in the liberal cities, it’s starting to become a big mess.” – Terry Holcomb in Guns at…

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

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…

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – 9mm Earphones Edition

   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…

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

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…

The Pros and Cons of Open versus Concealed Carry.

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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…