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Old Jun 23, 2014, 08:55 AM   #76
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Open carry is very common here. In malls, stores, eating places. But mostly it's handguns.

A person walking around with a long gun, with a mag in would get my attention because it's not something I personally understand.

1-He will never be able to get to his weapon before being killed.
2-He is not in control of his weapon.
3-He has no situational awareness around his weapon

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I just don't see the point.

Rule number 1 of gun safety: Never point your weapon at anything you don't intent to shoot.

His weapon appears to be pointed at that other guy's crotch. So not only is he not a responsible gun owner following basic gun safety rules, the other guy might feel threatened because his crotch is in danger, pull out his concealed weapon, and stand his ground to defend his penis.
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Old Jun 23, 2014, 12:21 PM   #77
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Rule number 1 of gun safety: Never point your weapon at anything you don't intent to shoot...
Actually, that's rule #2. Rule #1 is "A gun is always loaded."
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Old Jun 23, 2014, 12:33 PM   #78
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Actually, that's rule #2. Rule #1 is "A gun is always loaded."
Oh yeah, I forgot. So he's not just pointing a gun at the other guy's crotch, he's pointing a loaded gun at the other guy's crotch.


So seriously, what's stopping that guy from saying he feels threatened and if he's packing a concealed weapon, shooting the guy with the rifle strapped to his back? I'd feel pretty damned threatened if there was a loaded gun pointed at my dick too.....
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Old Jun 26, 2014, 12:04 AM   #79
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There is nothing wrong with discrete and professional open, or semi-concealed carry of handguns in most public venues.

Carrying rifles and shotguns openly in public venues is alarming and bizarre. Fat clowns with guns.

I am not sure why Texas doesn't already have open carry of handguns. The other 49 states just assume that they do because Texas is all George Bush, Oil, and Guns. I can open carry handguns legally in Connecticut, but not Texas.

If these guys want to protest for open carry rights for handguns in Texas, they need to man-up, break the law, and open carry handguns in full view of the public and law. Open carrying handguns in defiance of the law helps to normalize the practice and prove it is no more or less safe than concealed carry.

Open carrying rifles and shotguns because they happen to be legal doesn't demonstrate any normalcy or basis for passing legislation promoting the open carry of handguns. It just freaks people out. Myself included (who would happen to be carrying concealed at the time).

Time to man-up Texans and risk getting arrested by open carrying handguns. If you don't, they will surely pass a law making open carry of your rifles illegal. Then you can protest with cheap slogans on cardboard.
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