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    Open Carry Texas

    Just heard about this. Numerous Groups of people sitting down to dinner with AR's

    Thats pretty insane.

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    It's normal there, it's the same way out west in the country anyways.

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    The NRA has released a statement telling these people to scale it back and restaurants are banning these people from eating at their businesses. I have no idea if its common or not but there is no reason for 10 people to sit down for dinner at chillis with AR's

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    nothing wrong with having guns, and even carrying them.

    proper training and respect of the weapon are a given though...........
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    actually now I am reading NRA said it was just a staffers opinion as it drew back lash

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    It's not common. But many people carry here, and no one really ever objects. Not even the hippies. I think it's safe to assume that just about every car has a gun in it. Or shotgun in the open.
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    I just cant get my head around the whole gun thing. I used a various amount of weapons for years there not very exciting after a while. I just think that if you feel you need to be armed to the teeth to go out for a meal than something is wrong in your community. I dont no thats just me

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    I just cant get my head around the whole gun thing. I used a various amount of weapons for years there not very exciting after a while. I just think that if you feel you need to be armed to the teeth to go out for a meal than something is wrong in your community. I dont no thats just me
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Go away, kid.
    Can you not insult me please. Im just stating my opinion to the thread friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post
    Can you not insult me please. Im just stating my opinion to the thread friend
    I'm not your friend. Go away, kid.
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    Its no secret I kinda like guns but I see no need to open carry. Its a practice normally reserved for younger kids showing off. IMO it makes you the first target!
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    It's not common. But many people carry here, and no one really ever objects. Not even the hippies. I think it's safe to assume that just about every car has a gun in it. Or shotgun in the open.
    I ask all my Texas clients if they carry and they all do. I guess its because I dont see this everyday that it would make me uncomfortable to eat next to people sitting down with AR's
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    I'm not your friend. Go away, kid.
    Well no need to be disrespectful site moderator. I have just as much right to post my opinion in this thread as anyone.

    And im not sure if you are aware but a kid is a young goat or a child under legal age. Thanks for your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    Its no secret I kinda like guns but I see no need to open carry. Its a practice normally reserved for younger kids showing off. IMO it makes you the first target!
    Its like those videos lunk on youtube were people walk down the street with a mp5 or a Ak just to get the cops to show so they can video them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    Its no secret I kinda like guns but I see no need to open carry. Its a practice normally reserved for younger kids showing off. IMO it makes you the first target!
    I agree. No need to brandish and make people nervous.

    I actually think its anti gun activist who are doing it to make people upset and nervous so they will change the law. I dont see why anyone would do that knowing its going to upset others just because its legal.

    If it was some hunting community where everyone had them and didn't want to leave them in the car, that's different. No need to take a rifle over your shoulder into Denny's on a Sunday morning.
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    I hav seen groups of people here walking around in packs with guns, i thought they was nuts, they was marching like the do in the army through parking lots, i felt like they was trying to get the cops attention.

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    I actually prefer concealed carry. Openly schlepping around your firearm kinda gives away an advantage/ creates a liability for the carrier.
    IMO, no one need know you're carrying unless they have created a situation that puts you in a life threatening situation...(or others, depending on your state laws).
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    Man up! Carry. Always.
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    I can't wait until there is an accidental shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black View Post
    I can't wait until there is an accidental shooting.
    Would that be worse than the "on purpose shootings" that happen every single day around here? I want to see more accidently-on-purpose shootings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1
    Its no secret I kinda like guns but I see no need to open carry. Its a practice normally reserved for younger kids showing off. IMO it makes you the first target!
    I'd be happy just to have my CCW!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    Man up! Carry. Always.
    Don't I wish.

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    I guess its one thing to carry a handgun and something totally diff to be walking with an AR slung across your back... I mean this is USA not Baghdad or West Bank or Yemen or Afghanistan for crying out loud...

    IMO what would cause people to behave like this would be some sort of protest...like protesting against something...surely they are not afraid for their lives to that extent...plus in an urban scenario like the ones in the pic (supermarket etc) and in USA, an AR is something of an overkill ... what next? RPGs? it does not make sense.

    some of the pics are people posing with ARs which is common but not walking around with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post
    I'd be happy just to have my CCW!!!!!!!!
    Then go apply. The Fed made it illegal for them to not issue.

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    I am from Canada and this would never happen you would be shot by the first cop that pulled up to you. If not shot, would end up in jail for 5 plus years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VEGAN-O-ROID View Post

    Would that be worse than the "on purpose shootings" that happen every single day around here? I want to see more accidently-on-purpose shootings.
    Not necessarily worse, but it would put those idiots in their place. I'm all for protection, but needing an AR in a SmashBurger is a little excessive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    I agree. No need to brandish and make people nervous.

    I actually think its anti gun activist who are doing it to make people upset and nervous so they will change the law. I dont see why anyone would do that knowing its going to upset others just because its legal.

    If it was some hunting community where everyone had them and didn't want to leave them in the car, that's different. No need to take a rifle over your shoulder into Denny's on a Sunday morning.
    You are giving way too much credit to stupid people lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGB View Post
    I am from Canada and this would never happen you would be shot by the first cop that pulled up to you. If not shot, would end up in jail for 5 plus years.
    or he would shoot the first 5 that show up... too soon?

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    When referring to firearms rights people always use the word "need'. We dont Need anything besides food and water, this isnt about what firearms we need, its about the firearms we have an intrinsic right to own. I personally wouldnt open carry to specifically draw attention but i defend these guys right to protest and bring awareness to them selves. Ive never seen any one in washington state open carrying ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1
    Then go apply. The Fed made it illegal for them to not issue.
    I applied recently in California and was denied for no specified reason. I have never had a felony and they couldn't give me any reason for not being able to issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post
    Well no need to be disrespectful site moderator. I have just as much right to post my opinion in this thread as anyone.
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    Pretty sure he was messing with you. Not sure if he knows you are from Australia. He is a Texan and like all Texans we like our guns. Crime rate drops when criminals done know who is carrying a gun or see someone with an open carry.

    If you every make it to the US HMU and I will take you shooting all types of guns and you will see how much fun they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1
    Then go apply. The Fed made it illegal for them to not issue.
    San Diego county still has a requirement that you must demonstrate a NEED to have a CCW. In other words, you must demonstrate a threat or attempt against your life is eminent.

    Stupid requirement......and the SDSD has said they will continue to issue CCWs only to those with a demonstrative need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGB View Post
    I am from Canada and this would never happen you would be shot by the first cop that pulled up to you. If not shot, would end up in jail for 5 plus years.
    Do cops in Canada have guns? I just thought they asked you to politely come with them . . . eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mp859
    I applied recently in California and was denied for no specified reason. I have never had a felony and they couldn't give me any reason for not being able to issue.
    EXACTY! I believe some of the counties will continue to deny it and force applicants to seek legal recourse over the denial, knowing many won't pursue the case legally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTahl
    Do cops in Canada have guns? I just thought they asked you to politely come with them . . . eh
    Guns AND handcuffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black View Post
    Not necessarily worse, but it would put those idiots in their place. I'm all for protection, but needing an AR in a SmashBurger is a little excessive.
    I feel more threatened and offended by all the muffin-tops and Daisy Duke wearing lard buckets than I do by a guy flaunting a machine gun. If the open carry crown is morbidly obese then you have my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTahl
    I am surprised that I have not seen anyone talk about tannerite. Fun stuff. Tannerite® Brand Binary Rifle Targets
    I still can't see how that is still legal.

    A 5 gallon bucket full can take out a car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VEGAN-O-ROID
    I feel more threatened and offended by all the muffin-tops and Daisy Duke wearing lard buckets than I do by a guy flaunting a machine gun. If the open carry crown is morbidly obese then you have my vote.
    That fat people will eat you, keep your head on a swivel!

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    If I'm not swimming I am carrying
    I open Carry when I'm going to the range its an tactical two thigh holster. And not many even look twice

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