That goes back to the old common law where Open Carry was allowed and encouraged, but concealed carry was frowned upon in the old days. Criminals hide their guns. Law abiding show their guns. That's why a lot of placed allowed open carry historically and still do to this day.
posted on 07/29/2012 8:28:43 AM PDT
by Darren McCarty
(Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
To: Darren McCarty
Liberals claim that Open Carry will take us back to the days of the Old West.
The funny part is that most towns in the Old West had strict gun control within city limits. Many of the famous gunfights, including the OK Corral, were precipitated by law enforcement attempting to disarm citizens in compliance with the local laws.
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