- Apr 16, 2011
- Peoples Repulic of MA
Yep it's still there, but its actually in Dartmouth the next town over.
I have OC'ed in MA a few times and never received a hastle. I think the reality is that most people assume that I am LEO (even thought I am not). I used to OC at my old church even... that caught a few looks when I was ushering the collection plate up and down the pews. The cool thing was that many people asked if they could look at it or let their kids see it... no one ever had anything negative to say.
I choose to CC now because I agree with Phinneus. I believe that people have the right to OC but I am also not trying to make a statement. I studied martial arts for years and have 2 black belts but I don't go around telling everyone and wearing shirts that say "black belt" or whatever. I prefer to not advertise my skills or the fact that I am armed in an effort to avoid a confrontation. But again, I believe that people have the right to OC should they chose and this is purely my personal belief.
. Once it's in peoples faces that is IS legal to carry openly the door starts to open. .
Wouldn't work in South Coast.
Agree....if you accept the status quo, but that isn't going to change a thing.
Personal protection is my "statement." OC advertises that I am not an easy target. Yes, I OC 24/7.Personally, I'm still trying to wrap my head around the OC thing. Would you really wan to OC in Fall River or Brockton? Why? I always carry in every city, but you'd never know it. Just don't see the tactical advantage to OC. I get the "statement" it makes, but I don't carry to make a "statement", I carry for protection.
Personal protection is my "statement." OC advertises that I am not an easy target. Yes, I OC 24/7.
Concealing leaves you looking like a typical victim.
Great theory - glad it works for you. Don't really care how you carry, just do so responsibly.If I went into a store to rob it. Looked at who was in it, saw one person with a gun on their hip, I'd hurt them first (thats tactics). As opposed to scanning seeing no threat, producing firearm at clerk to get money, then promptly getting surprised by the dude behind me with the gun, who i thought was an "easy target". Not knocking it, I just think on a very tactical level. Sure I see the "mugging" deterrent, maybe. Again, if I was a bad guy and wanted to mug you, if I saw the gun, I'd just drop you from behind without even giving you a chance to give me your wallet. I'm not an expert and I'm sure there's many methods, I'm just saying how I view threats. You take out the biggest threat FIRST.
Great theory - glad it works for you. Don't really care how you carry, just do so responsibly.
To the point, I submit the oft quoted reference:
Show me one (1) confirmed incident, with cite, of where an OCer was preemptively taken out anywhere in the USA in modern times. LEOs, security and military excluded. Many have tried - all have failed - it is basically an urban myth.
Might it happen someday? Of course, but when it does the resultant numerical relationship will be something like .00001% - better odds you cannot find.
Conclusion: OC is vastly tactically superior.
BTW - this is an OC forum......do you really think we have not heard it all before?
The above ^ ^ ^ was a set up - they knew each other and collaborated.
lol this was kind of funny to read.
http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?53000-Man-open-carrying-gets-robbed-of-his-gun this one is from this forum, might actually be a repeat of the youtube video.
If you read the complete thread ^ ^ ^ then you would have seen this incident was proven false also.
But you are correct, I haven't found anyone getting shot because of the OC. Again, potato potahto as long as we get to carry and do it safely then its a good thing.
Personally, I'm still trying to wrap my head around the OC thing. Would you really wan to OC in Fall River or Brockton? Why? I always carry in every city, but you'd never know it. Just don't see the tactical advantage to OC. I get the "statement" it makes, but I don't carry to make a "statement", I carry for protection.
I have seriously been debating starting some kind of club or meet up. But there doesn't seem to be much interest.