posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 04:22 PM
reply to post by wash777
I think open-carry might be a great thing in a context that is appropriate to doing so. Such as walking down a bad neighborhood.
Personally concealed just makes more sense, as I was always taught that if you are going to use your weapon - it is best to not brandish it / flaunt
it in front of your attacker beforehand. (Perhaps applies to knives more than guns)
Context sensitive, right?
But no, I think this little get together of gun owners would be a very good thing.
If everyone open-carried as a mandatory law (Hypothetical world) --- there would be a lot less killings, I think.
Hell, I think people would be much nicer to each other if they knew their bully-victim was sporting a .45
Cops need to have an adamant protocol when dealing with an unknown civilian open-carrying their rightful tool of defense. It should start with
explaining the person of their rights, and ending with "Have a nice day."
"Excuse me, police officer, I got a call from several people that you were walking around with a gun- yes that one holstered on your hip- it was
making folks around here uncomfortable. I'll need you to radio in your superior, so we can check up on your history, to find whether you are indeed a
police officer, and that you are suitable to carry said gun. Once I have thoroughly wasted your time, you should be cleared from any impending citizen