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Al-Jazeera does surprisingly good article on open carry.


Regular Member
Aug 7, 2012
S. Kitsap, Washington state

a small but vocal segment of the powerful gun-rights movement that engages in what they call “open carry” – visibly toting a gun in a holster at restaurants, farmer’s markets, Starbucks, Walmarts and and other public places – is trying to make American society more accepting of visible and concealed firearms.

"I would say [I'm] pretty much armed 24/7," explained Ed Levine. "Because right now as I sit in this home, someone could kick in the door. I'd have probably five seconds of warning from my alarm system going off. You never know when that's going to happen. So you always kind of have to be at the ready."