Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More on Open Carry

Open carry has been in the news and the blog-o-sphere quite a lot lately. I am a proponent of open carry, and would do so some small percentage of the time if open carry were legalised in Texas.

Why open carry? Let me answer that with a question of my own.

Would Matthew and Stephen been chosen as victims if they had visible side arms? I kind of doubt it. They were chosen because the goblins saw them as easy prey.

Here in Texas we do not have that option. I seriously doubt that option will be available to us for quite some time. An open carry bill will most likely be introduced during this upcoming legislative session, and I will support it so long as the wording is acceptable, but I do not think it will get much traction.

North Carolina allows the open carry of a sidearm and Chris has written a well thought out bit of commentary on the subject. Head on over and read Open Carry for some insight from one who does carry openly.

H/T to SayUncle for the link.


TexasFred said...

Open carry would be, in MY opinion, one of the best things that ever happened for LEGAL gun owners and would be even more wonderful for law enforcement..

And I have one word to say about the new XD-45 Tactical...


chrisb said...

I would love to be able to open carry here in Texas. The fact that we can't is pretty ridiculous really.

Anonymous said...

Here in Israel we are issued straight carry permits. Mrs. DoubleTapper and I carry openly.

Fobus holster on the right hip.

Comfortable and practical.

DoubleTapper, blogging on Guns Politics Defense from Israel

Anonymous said...

We have legal open carry in my state. Unfortunately, that doesn't deter the police from stopping/harrassing open-carriers and charging them with chicken-shyte violations like "disturbing the peace" and "inducing panic."