posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 10:36 PM
Originally posted by SpacePunk
Don't forget New Mexico. We can open carry here on our person, and in our vehicle. Loaded, and in the glove box, or on our person. Texas does not
permit open carry.
Even up here in Oregon we have Open Carry (although in 6 Cities now you have to have a C&CP if it is in a public place...or carry unloaded).
I prefer to C&C, keeping what I'm packing my personal secret and backup plan, but my father has always carried his Rutger Super Blackhawk Revolver
with 10.5" barrel in a side holster Open Carry since I can remember. He would occasionally get odd looks at the Mall, but was never harassed for
However, even when you have a C&CP or the laws allow Open Carry, I remember the last 3 times George W. came to our city. My work was a block from the
airport and we were told 24 hours ahead not to bring any firearms to work or in our car on those days. Each time, those huge Marine Helicopters with
the Chem Sniffers on the front flew slow and low overhead around the perimeter multiple times, and one year my boss accidentally left his side-arm in
his glove-compartment of his BMW. Secret Service showed up, searched the car, and then questioned him at length. They made him leave the perimeter
with it or face confiscation of the firearm and arrest. He was none to happy but the Secret Service seemed none to happy either...at least they gave
him a choice.
So, like I said before, this is a kinder, gentler Secret Service than in years before. In the past, your Constitutional Right be harshly darned if the
President was nearby, as far as the Secret Service is concerned (but then again they would do the same if you had a SLR Camera with a Telephoto Lens
taking pictures of the Secret Service while dressed like them too...oh the stupid things we would do in Boy Scouts in my youth!)