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    Shotgun question???

    I know this is a handgun forum but I don't know of any shotgun forums...so...I know its illegal to carry a concealed weapon <without a licence> but what about carrying a shotgun...It's not concealed...you can't really. But are there any laws saying you can't walk down the street with a shotgun in hand?

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    If open carry is legal in your state/county/city then yes its legal, HOWEVER you WILL attract some major attention from the police, likely responding to panicked 911 calls about a "man with a gun" ,guaranteed, and it will probably not be a pleasant expeience..

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    If open carry is legal in your state/county/city then yes its legal, HOWEVER you WILL attract some major attention from the police, likely responding to panicked 911 calls about a "man with a gun" ,guaranteed, and it will probably not be a pleasant expeience..
    + ALOT... as Scooter has "more or less" said, your only asking for trouble.

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    Even if it's legal you'd probably be charged with Inducing Panic or Public Menacing or something like that...unless you have a Johnny Cochran and a lot of free time and $$$$, I'd stick to CCH.

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    On the other hand,

    I think its illegal to drive a pickup in Texas without at least one shotgun or rifle hanging on the back window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedXD View Post
    I know this is a handgun forum but I don't know of any shotgun forums...so...I know its illegal to carry a concealed weapon <without a licence> but what about carrying a shotgun...It's not concealed...you can't really. But are there any laws saying you can't walk down the street with a shotgun in hand?
    AZ doesn't have any laws against it. I carried a shotgun into the bank last Thursday and nobody paid any attention to it at all.

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    You can anywhere where open carry is ok. The day I went to get my shotgun there was heavy traffic and I had to park a few blocks away from the gun store (which was down town). Since the gun was used, there was no box so I had to walk through downtown with a pistol grip shotty! It was kinda wierd but no one gave me any funny looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut- View Post
    You can anywhere where open carry is ok. The day I went to get my shotgun there was heavy traffic and I had to park a few blocks away from the gun store (which was down town). Since the gun was used, there was no box so I had to walk through downtown with a pistol grip shotty! It was kinda wierd but no one gave me any funny looks.
    At least not while you were looking at them..........

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    In Texas it is illegal to carry a concealed handgun with a CHL into a bar, but it is legal to walk in carrying a shotgun. I wouldn't do it but it is a little quirk in the law here.

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