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User avatar #35 - howunexpected (08/23/2013) [-]
Problem with open carry is that its absolutely unsafe. I consider myself pretty open about guns. Sure, a mental health check should be part of the process of owning a gun, but I think any gun you want should be readily available, once its been proven you won't misuse it.
But an open carry law basically makes it easier for someone to steal a gun from you.
Its a lot easier to get someones gun from an outside-of-clothing holster than it is to get one out from underneath someones coat or shirt.
Policemen open carry because they are usually if not always aware of whats happening around them. Its simply impossible for every civilian with this permit to be constantly aware of whats happening around them. They have other distractions, like children, chores, or other things policemen don't have while on duty
#84 to #35 - landcucumber (08/23/2013) [-]
I really don't think this has ever happened. First who would try to grab a gun off of some stranger, who is paranoid enough to carry a gun with them everywhere in the first place. I'm sure there watching you. I could see maybe if they were a little ways away from the gun then maybe. but when they have it on them that's not going to work out for the thief. Second a mental health check is not going to work. Who is this person who is going to be doing these checks. If you go with medical records most cases of mental illness go undiagnosed. If you have to go get a note from a state psychologist, how are they determining if your sane? what if they decide anyone who wants a gun is insane for wanting one and therefore not qualified to own one. it's extreme but i'm just making a point.
Oh and the point of open carry is for we now you have a gun, because it is the gun you don't see that kills cops not the one you can.
#59 to #35 - anonymous (08/23/2013) [-]
I've open carried for years and speak from experience when I say, "you're sadly mistaken".
#48 to #35 - anonymous (08/23/2013) [-]
Not really, there's extremely few documented cases of someone open carrying and having their firearm actually stolen, because more often than not a criminal isn't going to try to rob someone who is openly armed.
User avatar #52 to #48 - howunexpected (08/23/2013) [-]
But its more plausible than it is on a concealed firearm.
#57 to #52 - anonymous (08/23/2013) [-]
It might be more plausible but that doesn't make it "unsafe."
User avatar #37 to #35 - ronyx (08/23/2013) [-]
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