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    open carry in TN

    Tennessee has just passed a bill that allows people to open carry in the state. I dont have a link but just google it. Rather you agree or disagree with open carry its still nice to see the state addressing our 2nd ammendment rights

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    You could already do this in Tennessee as long as you had a "carry" permit. All they did is to allow open carry now without a permit. This is what we have had in Virginia since 1607.... regarding open carry, that is. No permit.

    As for agreeing with it or not... As far as I'm concerned, I both celebrate and completely support both modes of carry and make no distinct between the two. Liberty is liberty and the choice should be up to the individual. I open carry most of the time for what I believe are very good reasons (not that I owe anyone any reason at all). As far as I'm concerned gun people who rail against those who open carry are little better than virulent anti's and are close minded and bigotted at best.

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    Well its gotta get signed by the governor and all that jazz. Its nice to see you can carry openly without having to have a license.
    As far as open carry goes I completely agree with you 100%. I dont agree with the whole open vs conceal war. Your carrying a gun regardless of how you carry you're still supporting the 2nd ammendment. What I dont agree with is the douchebags on youtube. That essentially walk around open carrying and are looking for a fight with LEO. Its just immature are stupid. But thats neither here nor there.

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    Good for you boys. It's nice to have a choice with how to carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngvet24 View Post
    Well its gotta get signed by the governor and all that jazz. Its nice to see you can carry openly without having to have a license.
    As far as open carry goes I completely agree with you 100%. I dont agree with the whole open vs conceal war. Your carrying a gun regardless of how you carry you're still supporting the 2nd ammendment. What I dont agree with is the douchebags on youtube. That essentially walk around open carrying and are looking for a fight with LEO. Its just immature are stupid. But thats neither here nor there.
    I agree with one exception. If you live someplace where the police have a habit, even a departmental edict, that if you open carry you are going to be hassled, then I support getting in their face. If police are acting outside of the law, they are no better than criminals and should be treated as such.

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    Oh most definitely. Just because they wear a badge doesn't make them god. But the videos ive seen the LEO only asks for an ID and the person carrying gets all high and mighty and acts like a punk. I think it just gives the rest of us s bad reputation

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    Well if you're not required to present an ID, then consider not showing it. It may just boil down to how you feel about the stop and the attitude of the LEO. There are times when I don't carry an ID and if I am stopped because an officer sees my sidearm, he's just going to have to deal with it. Open carry in my state is the normal mode of carrying a sidearm (read that as natural, standard, default) and requires no permit or ID. Unless the officer has RAS, his detaining me or wanting to see an ID is not going to amount to much.

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    Thats a pretty good point. If the cop is being an ass I can see giving him some shit back. I live right on the border of ky/tn and im always in tn so its nice tk have that free roam.
    Open carry is pretty relaxed around here as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngvet24 View Post
    Thats a pretty good point. If the cop is being an ass I can see giving him some shit back. I live right on the border of ky/tn and im always in tn so its nice tk have that free roam.
    Open carry is pretty relaxed around here as well
    Oh sir, please don't misunderstand me with this. I would not give an LEO a bunch of crap unless there was a darned good reason and even then, I'd have to weigh the circumstances pretty seriously. It's better to let them have their way, within reason, on the street and then get then later with a complaint in their file and if needed, a legal suit. Recording them is an excellent way to cover yourself. But you really don't want to get in their face if you can help it. That's usually going to wind up being a no-win situation.

    Now I will say I did get in it pretty hard verbally with an LEO back in the early 90's. He was a motor cop and I wound up winning. He didn't like that but there was nothing he could do about it.

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    Gotta pick your battles right? It jusg seems like SOME of the open carry Demonstration guys are LOOKING for a fight. And in the eyes of libitards that run this country that makes all gun owners look like ass holes. Collin noir did a great video on this on youtube.

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