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Open Carrier Stops Shooting

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by decklin, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. decklin

    decklin WA Well-Known Member

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  2. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I am not too fond of open carry but an armed citizen is good to have around. This article proves that. I wonder when the Government will wake up and understand things like this.
     
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  3. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    The problem is when I see a guy, or gal with a gun I have no clue if it is a good guy, or bad guy until the guy starts shooting, or assaulting. Many people think that the only safe way is, 'No Guns'. Those people really do not go into the thought process of how to accomplish this, or whether it is a sound policy. It is just a simple soultion, 'No Guns'. Then they can go back to watching TV ... problem solved.:rolleyes:
     
  4. U201494

    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    he would have really stopped something if he could hit what he's shooting at, what a spastic.
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If I ever have to gun fight someone, to protect myself or family, I hope it's the fool in the video! Wow!
     
  6. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How come I have to find out about this on the forum? I didn't see anything on the news about it.
     
  7. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Because the news media is controlled by Bloomberg types. They prefer to show instances where guns are used irresponsibly.
     
  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Were there two videos? The one I saw, the shooter entered the store while firing, killed two and left in about four seconds. I'd think a more "preferable" "fool" would be more like someone waving a gun around and ranting for ten minutes.
     
  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    IMO, if everyone open carried - yes, most folks would have rolling panic attack a for awhile until they got used to it.

    The rest would hopefully learn a little more about situational awareness - I'm more afraid of a crazy with a knife then a crazy with a gun, so I'm always watching people.

    Wife says I'm parinoid - I hope to prove her right by never putting us in a sketchy situation.
     
  10. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    A good clue is that the bad guys rarely open carry. A lot of them don't even use a holster. If I see a gun in a hand I'll be very concerned. In a holster, I figure they're one of the good guys.
     
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    From since my Army days on PSD detail (body guarding Generals and such) I've been a people watcher as well... I watch their eyes, their hands, look for unusual "bulges" in clothing according to one's physique, and I watch for sudden/unusual movements/behavior.

    Because of that prior duty I'm not a fan of large public crowds for those reasons, either. o_O
     
  12. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    How do you feel about open carry?
     
  13. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Did anyone notice that all the coverage stated that he went back to the liqueur store with an "assault weapon" and shot the clerk and the customer with it?

    That was NOT an assault weapon. There was one at the second scene on the ground, but not in the video, yet all the news people are calling it an assault weapon.
     
  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Although I occasionally open carry it's not MY preferred mode while in street clothes (except when out in the woods and such), but I'm not against it unless it's just being done to "get attention".

    I've carried issued MP5's, 1911's, and my personal 92F under rain coats and sports jackets while on plain clothes PSD duty in Germany back in the mid/late 80's. I've also opened carried those weapons, in addition to M16's and pump shotguns while in Army uniform (of course) and plain clothes duty.

    The Germans were so used to seeing openly (and heavily) armed U.S. military and polizei all the time that they (almost) never batted an eye, but they'd sure get out of the way when you were walking with a purpose. ;)
     
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  15. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Elma, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm the same way. Took a while for her to understand why I wanted her to walk on my left side.
     
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  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    My wife is "trained" to bear to my left and knows to slide behind me should we go "defensive". She also knows to always leave the seat for me that most faces the doors of any establishment we go into and sit down.

    She's a GOOD woman! :D