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I will now OPEN CARRY

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by tattoo, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    As of today, I will start open carrying. It is legal and it is my right. I will not step out of my legal boundaries. I will not try to cause a fuss. If I am asked to leave a store or anywhere else because of my open carry, I will with no Questions asked. I will keep you informed on how its going.
    Dave.
    Here is a good read on the subject.

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum6/12053.html
     
  2. Ravenous

    Ravenous West Linn, OR Member

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    Be sure to keep us in the loop of any issues that you run into. I look forward to hearing how people react.
     
  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Wow, I have rattled around the option of Open Carry too in Oregon just to see what happens.

    Tattoo: what state you in?
     
  4. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Keep us update....
     
  5. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    I'm here in Tacoma. I have posted this on the 1911 forum with mostly positive response. I would just like to show people that not everyone that carries a gun is a criminal. :) I have nothing to hide. NEVER been in jail. 2 parking tickets in the last 20 years. That I promptly payed. I will keep you guys informed on the out come of this. Be it GOOD or bad.
    Dave
     
  6. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Careful and good luck. Careful because I almost carried into a Social Security office on Thursday. I had to take my Dad there because Mom passed away recently.

    FWIW, that SS office is just like a DMV except they have an armed guard searching people. He went through every woman's purse, no kidding. He didn't frisk us but he did ask me if I had a gun or a pocket knife.

    After that you take a number, sit down among the crowd and wait for your number to be called. Lordy, I hate the way the gov't operates.

    Just at the last second as I was getting out of the car it dawned on me to ditch the gun. I locked it in my under seat lock box.

    What if I had forgotten? I almost did.

    For you Rogue Valley folks, that was the SS office - the new one - behind Lowe's across the access road which runs behind Lowe's.
     
  7. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    I open carry from time to time. I walk my dogs around the neighborhood/apartment complex openly carrying with my Glock on my hip in my Fobus holster. I'm just normal about it, walking my dogs, enjoying the outdoors. I get people walking up to me (neighbors I guess, but I don't really know them or their names) talking to and about the dogs, bsing about whatever. I've never had anyone ask me about it or anything, I've just got the occasional quick glance at the hip, but everyone has been real cool about it and know just by my mannerisms that I'm friendly and one of the good guys.
     
  8. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Yep. The posture thing tells people a lot. I do not Posture. I am a 52 yr old honest, calm, easy going kind of guy that doesn't want to cause a commotion but do want to show that just because I carry a gun, it doesn't make me a bad person. If people really knew how many good gun people walk by them every day, carrying a weapon concealed, this would not get there dander up.
    Well, I shall see.
     
  9. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    tattoo, good for you, choosing to fight the Good Fight. Me, I'll let others haul the load, and keep my profile low.
    I've thought about it on occasion, but never was the type to demonstrate in public - and that's what open carry is, a kind of demonstration. I vote and write my congresscritters, but that's about it.
    "Always carry - never tell." For me that means everywhere except the post office.
     
  10. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    About a year ago I called the Clark County Sherriff’s office and asked if it was legal to do so. “Yes it is BUT you will be challenged every step of the way”. I have done it in the past but I recommend starting off slow maybe around the neighborhood then to the corner store. I have seen people at Wal-Mart OCing.

    Tattoo - Good for you... keep us posted on the good, the bad and the ugly.
     
  11. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    I have never been one for open carry but I would like to see what your experiences are with this
     
  12. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    I've personally met Dave.... He is about the calmest looking, nothing criminal, middle aged guy you will see. It will be interesting to see how things turn out for ya, Dave. You disposition lends itself to receiving, just about the least negative response you could hope for... keep us posted!:thumbup:


    BTW- What are you carry? Colt Commander?
     
  13. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Colt Government. I'll keep ya posted on this one YFZ dude. :)
     
  14. PMKN_PI

    PMKN_PI Milwaukie, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Im guessing, if at any point someone with out a CCW permit walked around with the weapon covered up, (lets say by accident if a shirt became untucked and covered the pistol on the hip) the carrier could be busted for carrying a concealed weapon, correct?
     
  15. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I think if you tried open carry in Portland you would end up in the public stocks for at least six months. Maybe the dunking tank, not sure about that.:)

    I can visualize police officers running from all directions and jumping on your back, zapping you with a taser, shooting you with the bean bag guns, etc. It would be a painful experience.
     
  16. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Open carry is illegal in Portland.
     
  17. SSG

    SSG Lane County New Member

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    Well it's a good thing my CCP is good in PDX...
     
  18. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    I applaud those who open carry because "they can" but will likely opt out for the most part. Hopefully, your actions will open some Sheeple eyes to the fact that we are the good guys. I think those who open carry for the first time should have thought through a couple of things in advance: 1) are you proficient at weapon retention? and 2) how are you going to respond if a cop or rent-a-cop decides to disarm you?

    Cops undergo weapon retention training because many shot cops became that way with their own weapon. Many also carry in retention holsters. Some cop you run across or that responds to the "man with a gun" call you precipitate will decide to disarm you until he figures out what is going on. Will you allow it... and how will you respond? Hand it over or allow him to take it out of your holster? What about the clueless self-important rent-a-cop? What if he gets physical with you? Both can get help quickly on their radio but you will be all on your own unless you are traveling with a competent armed companion.

    These are issues the concealed carry person is much less likely to face. The weapon retention issue becomes more important as one ages because most teen and twenty-something tough guys can clean your clock once you are into your 50's (whether you think so or not). Giving up the element of surprise creates some issues you need to think about before they happen.

    I'll be tuned in to see how you bold souls do around town. :)
     
  19. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    I really don't see the need to open carry a gun. Like it has been gone over many times, I don't need the dirty looks and cops hassling me everywhere I go. Unless you had a good reason to open carry, I don't see what the benefit of "It's my right!" argument to tell you the truth.
     
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    wopinc Medford Member

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    It's also legal to walk around naked, but why would I want to? Why draw unneccessary attention to yourself? What is the point of carrying a firearm for self defense if the bad guy knows you are armed, you will become the first target. In my opinion the whole reason for carrying concealed is if I need to defend myself or family in a lethal threat situation I will hopefully be able to shoot the bad guy without him having knowledge I have a firearm until he has already been hit. It is much better to be in a "shooting" than a fire fight.