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To: South Dakota

I will keep my weapon concealed. Out of sight, out of mind

As will I. That is my choice and we should be able to choose. If someone else wants to open carry, go for it.


13 posted on 04/08/2012 3:41:39 AM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment
That is my choice and we should be able to choose.

I find it most puzzling that many of those who oppose open carry becoming law are quite often those who are the most vociferous as "pro-choicers" on the woman's "right to choose" to kill her pre-born baby. I don't ascribe this view to you, Figment, but merely an observation on the world. I do, however, suspect this view may apply to the Enid newspaper, the source of this nonsense in the OP.

The source also falls prey to the language of the Brady Bunch with the "Wild West" and "Quick Draw McGraw" usages in the editorial. While that exposes their inability to think for themselves, it also allows me to laugh when they wish to be described as "independent journalists". About the only things they are independent of are reason and logic.

As an Oklahoman, I really have hard time understanding why OK law cannot be aligned to allow open carry as is in the law of over 40 other states.

14 posted on 04/08/2012 4:11:53 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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The problem with requiring a gun to be concealed is that it can cut way down on options, especially down South in the Summer. My pocket piece (Kahr P380) is small enough, but is also not a confidence inducer (if you've ever fired one of the auto pocket pieces, you know what I mean). Even as small as it is, I have to leave the pocket holster behind for most of my short pants because, when in the pointed down postition, the back of the butt shows with the slightest motion, so i have to put it slide-down with the butt facing forward to keep it concealed. The, the outline pretty much gives it away - I've had folks in Wal-Mart and convenience stores give me a funny look, but so far my wife is the only one to use the "is that a gun in your pocket or are you happy to see me". I found out the proper response is, "both".

At any rate, it would be a convenience to be able to carry openly - plus, it would allow you to scope out potential back up. I suppose the flip side is that LEOs would have a field day checking up on folks to ensure those who had the Right taken away don't carry openly too in order to fit in on the way to the illegal withdrawals...

15 posted on 04/08/2012 4:19:49 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Figment

That is my choice and we should be able to choose. If someone else wants to open carry, go for it.

In Illinois we don’t have the right to do either. We are the only backward state in the union.

However, don’t break into my house at night - it will be the last house you ever break into.


16 posted on 04/08/2012 6:43:27 AM PDT by chainsaw (Sarah Palin is still my first choice to save the USA. . .)
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