Thank you for the info, Kind Sir.
Open carry is the default (normal, standard) mode of carrying a firearm in Virginia. We have no laws addressing open carry which makes this so. And Virginia is probably the most gun-lenient and gun-friendly state in the South so openly carrying your sidearm is a non-issue and obviously no permit is required to OC at one's pleasure.
Open carry is legal in Kansas but some towns would not allow it. In fact the AG served notice on the City of Wichita that state law overrides local law and Wichita caved in. They announced the change on the evening news report-open carry is now legal in Wichita. If any other town in Kansas prohibits open carry they will get a special visit from the AG. Gosh I like living in Kansas.
OC will be good to go on Nov. 1, 2012 in Oklahoma. Most of the guys and gals I know will continue to CC, with OC being an option. After the new law goes into effect, it certainly will be nice to be less concerned about "brandishing" if your CC weapon is inadvertently displayed.
I have a PA license to carry a firearm. It does NOT specify CC or OC but I prefer CC. A lot of the locals are narrow minded to close minded about people carring firearms (pistols) except for target shooting. I don't want the hassle of the police, etc stopping me for something I'm doing legally.
In Indiana? Yes, as long as you have a permit. Ours does not specify concealed.
Legal in PA. By which I mean there is no law saying you can't but no law saying you can. Around Philly I've heard it is VERY looked down upon. As is having a knife on your person without needing it for your job. Here in PGH PA you can open carry and have pocket knives lol.
You only need the permit to conceal. You can open carry without the ccw. But once your shirt manages to get over that gun (or you enter your vehicle) your now conceal carrying, so getting the permit is always a good idea.
Open Carry is Legal in North Carolina and i Open Carry whenever i go out. We are one of the best states for Open Carry besides Virginia and Michigan.
It is not expressly against the law here in NY. And I have challenged many to show me where and how it is.
Open carry is allowed in Wisconsin, without permit......I never do, unfortunately.....I don't feel like being put down on all fours, by LE........2 different citizens in my area have been put down at gunpoint, while mowing their lawn, with a sidearm. Apparently, it doesn't matter too much whether it's legal or illegal, you'll get the same result.......since CCW passed in Nov. 2011, things have actually calmed down a bit.........wish I could open carry under certain circumstances, but it's just not worth the hassle......it's like LE is saying, if you're going to carry, we don't want to know about it...but, if you were to get pulled over, and you don't tell them that you are armed, you'll probably get screamed at for NOT telling them.......the stuff that comes out of the backs of bulls....
It IS a sad state of affairs........I am sure, that in some rural areas, like up north, it's not a big deal, but that's hunting country.......If I would try that here, I would at the least, get someone freaking out, and calling the police...I am sure, that here, if I knew LE or they knew me, it might turnout a bit different, but we have too many Libs and soccer moms freaking out, when the garbage is picked up late. All I can do, is continue waiting for the carnage that was supposed to happen when they passed CCW, and hope that people will eventually come around.