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Let me say firstly that I support open carry. I live in SC where open carry is not allowed. I know the open vs. concealed carry debate will rage on forever, I choose not to get involved in the raging battle about which is better. What I do feel strongly about is that I should have the choice! I feel that both have a place in society. I would be wonderful on a hot and humid day to be able to hip carry a full frame pistol on my belt in shorts, t-shirt, and flip flops. Sadly in SC that is not possible unless I’m in my own yard. I’m in the same boat as many Americans that when the weather gets too warm for an oversized jacket or extra shirt that if I want to carry I either sweat and bear the additional clothing, or relegate my self defense to a tiny, inaccurate, miniature pistol.
That being said, I personally fee that carrying an AR15 at port arms into Chipotle for lunch just for the shock effect is a bit over the top. They have accomplished nothing to further any cause other than birth control. Hell, even in a combat zone we would sling the rifle on our backs to go into chow halls or other places we weren’t planning to clear a room. Just like all these videos on YouTube where people go through endless amounts of effort to get the police called on them and then give the cops grief for trying to do their jobs. There is a vast difference between legal and socially acceptable. Open carrying a pistol for self defense to me is acceptable. Open carrying a pistol or rifle for the purpose of intentionally making the general population uncomfortable or inciting panic is disturbing the peace. The goontard on the right with is rifle at the ready would make me have a hand on my pistol and ready to go. After 17 years in the military and some time in the sandbox, posture plays a large role in my threat assessment, and dipshit’s posture is aggressive. Most of the open carry douchebags are carrying empty weapons to remain within the law, so how the hell are they doing that for any purpose other than the attention. This type of publicity and attention is not the type we need. I will participate in furthering our rights as gun owners, but all it takes is a minimal amount of thought to understand how your actions can help or hurt a cause.Authored By Halon330 Remember, I'm not crazy, just extremely sincere!