Open Carry (aka "OC")

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by tyc, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Jerryboy

    Jerryboy Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2012
    i've noticed lately that OC vs. CC is almost is almost as hot a debate as pro-gun vs. anti-gun. everyone just needs to take it easy and understand that we all have our own preferences and circumstances.
  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009

  3. That works right up until DoubleD posts comments about people being scared and should not have a gun when they don't agree with him or carry how he wants. Which is kind of ironic when you realize that he's from a state that doesn't really allow open carry per se.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  4. tyc

    tyc New Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    I use a "Tripple K" circa 1890, double loop to carry my Remington but with that said, keep in mind I live in a quasi-rural area and OC is by no means all that unusual, especially during hunting season. Such a rig is quite practical here.

    While I believe a rig such as mine is not practical for a women who in this day and age probably lives in a large city, still it might be worth you're while to swing over to the Tripple K website and see what they offer in the way of smaller holsters for contemporary weapons which I suspect is probably what you may have in mind with regard to engaging in open carrying.

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  5. CloserangeReaper

    CloserangeReaper New Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    Beaufort, NC
    Duel huh? Pistols at 20 paces? Would that require me to use a single action revolver or can I bring my Delta elite? Lol
    I feel the same way as most of you do about open carry. I think it's great and should occur more often. But, when I carry how I want and someone tells me that's wrong, I'm gonna take offense to that, I don't care who they are. I'm argumentative by nature and that doesn't help lol.
    Don't you just love people like that? The "it's my way or the highway" people. The Internet loves them lol.

    I think I might just open carry today and see how it goes. Be the first time in a long time...
  6. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Double D is not bullying on the forum, he is simply stating it like it is. Also, DD is not as bad as a liberal and I take extreme offense to that.

    If you don't need to be told a "Damn" thing then don't read the thread because the forum moderators have the last word (this is a private forum so leave if you don't like it).

    Also, in my state it is legal to O.C. and if I decided to (Like I do when I ride my mountain bike at times) and I got arrested then I would let the police arrest me while I exercised my right to be silent, and then I would get an attorney and file lawsuit as opposed to you who does not O.C. because of fear of the law (oops, now I sound just like the NRA which is the same thing as a liberal, according to you).

    Honestly Reaper, people like you really don't help the gun supporting citizens, in fact you tend to dismantle us. One thing I can say about a liberal is at least they fight for what they believe. You on the other hand don't which makes you worse then a liberal. It's the fence post sitters in this country that have gotten us where we are. Also, from my opinion when you begin swearing at a mod, your days are numbered.
  7. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Yep, and its the LIBERALS that have blocked the open carry legislation in my state time and time again. We have pushed and pushed for it and so far, we have failed. This is just another reason why people should wake up and realize just how these laws are hanging by a thread or by one vote and can be taken from them at any time. People take their open carry rights for granted and it irritates me when I cant get legislation passed to have it in my state. I will forever stand behind what I say about open carry and I dont care who likes it and who doesnt. Get over it. Go back and re-read what I have written. It makes perfect sense. Just because your mad at me for saying your scared, doesnt mean your not. Also re-read where I say there is NOTHING WRONG WITH CHOOSING TO CARRY CONCEALED. Yes, I actually said that but you probably either skipped that part or were to mad to absorb it. The anti gunners hate concealed carry and they despise open carry with a passion. Anti gunners are scared to death of our guns and want nothing more than to strip us of our rights. I happen to hate liberals and anything they stand for. I will always be the extreme opposite of them on every subject. This is just one of them.
  8. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    It’s true that open carry has many advantages: a faster draw, a larger caliber handgun and greater round capacity; sure it’s been shown to deter crime, and it is immensely more comfortable to carry in warm weather, but it is much more than that. Open carry brings gun ownership out of the closet. It shows your friends and neighbors, your state and your country that you are not afraid of taking on the responsibility of protecting yourself and the ones you love from evil. Open carry is a visible expression of our natural right to self preservation. Open carry makes a statement that we are not afraid to stand up to the “politically correct” ideology that has created a nanny state, where the government is there to help us if we just do as they say, and a pox on anyone that disagrees. Open carry can lead us out of this stupor and deliver us once again to the days when a man could stand tall and be proud of his community, his state, and his country. When you open carry you are saying to the world, I’m my own man, I’m able and willing to defend myself, my family, and if need be my community, my state, and my country. It also states that I’m willing to stand up and speak truth to authority. It’s shameful that we as law abiding citizens must stand up to authority, the very authority that we have empowered, when questioned about our lawful right to openly carry a firearm. But stand up we must. The open carry of a firearm speaks volumes and it’s says much more than just open carry.
  9. CloserangeReaper

    CloserangeReaper New Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    Beaufort, NC
    I read everything you said DD. I didn't miss any of it. But guess what? I'm still gonna carry concealed. It's just better for me personally. And I'd really appreciate you not calling people "scared" because they don't like to open carry. That doesn't give me a real high opinion of you, and we just met.

    To those of you that think I'm angry, I'm not. This is no where near me being angry, mildly annoyed, yes. But not angry.
  10. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Badgering another member isn't allowed.

    Have fun on your free 10 day vacation.
  11. clamman

    clamman Active Member

    You know what? I think I just might try open carry for a few days and see what results I get, and report back here. I'll wait until this "Frankenstorm" passes. Maybe next week when it's colder. This should be interesting. Lord I hope my good friend, the Sheriff of this small county dosen't get an eyeball on me :eek::eek::eek: 'cuz I'll get questioned.
  12. clamman

    clamman Active Member

    Reaper's time off

    Seems as if the Reaper got some time off.:D I just noticed he's in the same town I am! Reaper, if you see a purple S-10 or a black motorcycle in front of Country-Aire Rentals on Live Oak Street you're welcome to stop by.
  13. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    You will be surprised how many people dont even notice. Its just like toting a cell phone or pager.
  14. I said this to DoubleD in a PM, but wanted to say it here also.

    I have no issue with the message the DoubleD presents, but the manner in which he presents it. I agree that a right not exercised is a right lost, but it is a risk vs reward balance that each one of us must strike based upon a variety of factors.

    I certainly did not want it to come across as if I was attacking him, and if I did, I apologize.
  15. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I just dont understand how things are misread. Example, I say that I am not going to hide my gun because I dont care if it scares a liberal. Now, someone says I only want to open carry to scare liberals with my gun. Wrong. I only said its my right to carry and if they get scared, its not my problem. But its not the reason to open carry.

    Someone says they are scared they will scare someone. Or, they fear 6 people will take away their gun. I read that as fear and call that scared. I call it like I see it. I didnt call them scared prior to them voicing their fear.

    I completely and totally agree with the decision to carry only concealed and to not open carry. Its the reasoning behind the decision to not open carry I cant get behind. If open carry is totally and completely legal in your state and you wont do it out of fear, this is where I have my problem. Its legal and legal means legal. Dont do it because you prefer not to, not because your scared or scared of scaring someone. Thats just what the libs want.

    Carrying a firearm. This is a very important decision that can change your life in a heartbeat. You must always be prepared to use it at any time and fear can and will get you killed. If you are experiencing thoughts of fear, you may want to reflect on whether carrying a firearm is right for you. Maybe more practice and training is needed.
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