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What open carry gets ya.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by U201491, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I would change the title of the thread to:
    "What shopping among 'The People of WalMart' gets ya."

    But that's just me. :D
     
  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I saw that somewhere recently but did not realize it was in Yakima. I find the bit about a friend of "Trevor's" finding Mr Walker on Facebook and thanking him for not shooting his friend a bit surreal.

    There are a handful of good reasons to open carry I think, But dont think there is ever a good reason to open carry in a Walmart.
     
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  4. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I think that this story speaks to good training, reflexive trigger control, and plenty of practice that included spoken commands, as much as it does to method of carry. While I personally believe that CC is better for "out in public" it's because I don't feel comfortable being "noticed", not because I believe OC is wrong.
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    So a bum with mental problems attacks someone. Quite the leap to blame it on OC.

    Sounds like anti 's logic to me.
     
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  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I think that was the real point.
     
  7. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    For once I agree with you.
     
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  8. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Moved to General, since it's firearm-related ;)
     
  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Still going to OC.

    Good for the guy for displaying restraint.
    While this was an example of an OC'er being attacked Id also like to note a "disheveled individual" should be made noticed and kept and eye on.. I think with his three kids running around and no doubt all bidding for "dads" attention his attention was taken off the proximity of a grown adult.. So his situational awareness was compromised. Which is easy to slip when you have kids.. But it should be made a priority if you are carrying and especially open carrying.

    I do find it odd they lock up knives but not bats.. If you're going far enough to lock up all "potential" weapons.. They too are a deadly weapon that anyone could pick up and do harm with.

    Anyhow, OC'ers dont let this discourage you. Learn from it.

    Its our constitutional right to do so.
     
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  10. Joe13

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

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    Just because you don't NEED to open carry doesn't mean you shouldn't.

    Use it or loose it folks...
     
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  11. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    ZA said,

    "I do find it odd they lock up knives but not bats.. If you're going far enough to lock up all "potential" weapons.. They too are a deadly weapon that anyone could pick up and do harm with."

    That logic makes no sense! There's thousands of things in a wal mart that could be used as a weapon, hammers, screwdrivers, bottles, cans, lawn tool's, lamps, irons. Etc.... guess they should just lock the whole place down?.
     
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  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well heck. Didn't click.
     
  13. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think they lock up knives because they're hot theft items... baseball bats, probably not so much.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    More high end bats are stolen than knives.
     
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    LaserMan Eugene, OR Active Member

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    Yeah, cuz the knives are locked up...:cool:
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Talk to people at the big athletic stores like Dicks. Bats are a big big theft item and they do keep them locked up. Dumb things list.
     
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  17. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I was told its because they were "weapons".. But then again.. We all know the "Walmart" types.. So perhaps I was fed wrong info.
     
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    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  19. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Knives have been in cases for more decades than I have been alive. I bet originally it was to keep children from stabbing each other while dad talked to the counterman.

    Anything that is small, high value and universally used is high theft. Gillette mach 3 blades is one of the most commonly stolen items there is.


    About 20 years ago I worked at a GI Joes (in Medford if it's relevant). What got stolen even back then was astounding. If I recall the industry expectation was that 3% of the gross dollars were lost due to theft.
     
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    balaperdida eastern idaho Well-Known Member

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    Got a smile from me.