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#64173 - 03/08/10 10:31 AM [Off-Topic] Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws...
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38 States with "Open Carry" Laws, and more to come!?
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/08/us/08guns.html?hp

As a great jazz guitar/keyboardist singer-player, I shudder at the thought that the "I Did It My Way" karioke krowd will be walkin' into that bar gig "loaded for bear", with sidearms swingin' from both hips!

Actually, I do have a concealed-carry (Veteran) permit here in Florida, for my Walther PPK-S James Bond Special!
Perhaps I should get ready for "Shootout at Starbucks".
Thank God I'm a Jazz performer, not a folk singer at the local coffee house!


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#64174 - 03/08/10 10:56 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: GDaddy]
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Actually, expect the exact opposite to happen.

"An armed society is a civil society."

Bond's PPK (no "S", which was a longer handle workaround for the '68 import ban) as in .32 Auto, or as known in EU, the 7.65mm. Likely yours would be in .380 Auto. Slightly better for defense purposes, but not much. Rely on the exquisite accuracy of the Walthers and good shot placement. And at all times keep in mind the fact that James Bond is a fictional character. I mean, if someone really did have a license to KILL, the 7.65mm popgun is a stupid choice. Ian Fleming knew nothing about firearms and asked an acquaintence who did what were some of the names and models of handguns. He likely chose the Walther PPK as having a "good sounding" read.

Or do like me and if at all possible, RUN AWAY rather than engage. Hide under the table. Actually, I just stay out of the joints. As for other places to go out and about, I live in the Commonwealth of Virginia where open carry is permitted, even in vehicles and as far as the CCW goes is a "shall issue" state. Kinda civil down around here.

.45 ACP or .357 magnum if the wheelgun is called for.

And I stil prefer that DO NOT ENGAGE mantra at all times.


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#64175 - 03/08/10 11:22 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: Mac]
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If there's a way out, find it and book out. If there's no way out defend as best you can, but try not to take a knife to a gun fight and if you are not in a place that has gun,knife,fist, etc fights, chances you not be in one.
I know of a fellow riding a 4 wheeler in Az that came up a hill right into a mountain lion. He meant to reverse and run but by accident he lurched forward, scaring the big cat into running off. You never know what's in the other guy's head. 2 cents and change Wyndham

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#64176 - 03/08/10 11:25 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: Mac]
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Yeah, controversial to some, but most states are open carry. It is illegal to 'conceal' a weapon. Unless you have a permit.

MI is also a 'shall issue' state, meaning they have the burden of a reason to not give the permit. Pretty specific reasons required. However, open carry in a vehicle is illegal here, it has to be in a case, preferably with lock on case or trigger. Probably 'road rage" induced law, or concern for officer safety during traffic stops. This is a silly law, because if an individual is going to use a weapon on an officer, he sure isn't going to worry about breaking the case law..
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#64177 - 03/08/10 12:15 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: Mac]
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MAC
I bought my PPK/S-1 in May of 2003 new as in the engraved series collectors item. I can attest to the accuracy of this gun.
My neighbor was CIA in Nam, back in the boonies...and after a few skirmishes with the Cong he found the Walther a great
addition to his otherwise high caliber arsenal, simply because his "target" would drop, not continue running towards him with
little or no "slow down". Not really comparable to many others you know about, except it is a very dependable weapon to
"bust a cap" up someone's ass with, as they say in the ghetto.

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Someday

Dream-maker,
You heart breaker
Where ever you're goin'
I'm goin' your way....

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#64178 - 03/08/10 12:38 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: GDaddy]
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Just recently having purchased a 9mm as my new carry weapon, I looked long and hard at the .380. I found that while no comparison to my .45ACP, the 9mm was head and shoulders above the .380 round. The Taurus PT111 Pro that I purchased seems to be reliable, having one FTF in about 250 rounds so far. The sights weren't aligned properly, but that wasn't too hard to fix. I was thinking a lot about the PPK/S and the new PK380 from Walther, but decided that it would be better if I had just a bit more Ooooomph in the cartridge. My next requirement is to get some personal defense rounds in 9mm, also next to impossible to come by.

The hardest thing for me, in either 9mm or .45ACP, is obtaining ammuntion, and the .380 is no better.

Washington State is also an "Open Carry" state, and also a bastion of Democrat power. In fact, we recently had a 'rally' for open carry, where a large group of people gathered, all carrying in the open. When one passer by asked a police officer why they weren't being arrested, apparently she was shocked and appalled that the law allowed such actions. Even the police were briefed on the law before attending the event.

You can carry in a car, openly, but you must have a CCW to do it. I do. Washington is also a 'Shall Issue' state, and it took me about 45 minutes to get my permit. I was relating that to my boss the other day, and he was incredulous that I could walk in, get my permit, and walk out 45 minutes later, and then go directly and buy a gun. But, that is the way it works here, and we don't have problems.

Of course, I have to wonder about the sanity of some of this, after reading the article. I mean, seriously, who in their right mind would drink Starbucks coffee???

Gary


Edited by Gary Curran (03/08/10 12:45 PM)
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#64179 - 03/08/10 01:21 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: Gary Curran]
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First rule of a gunfight: "Have a gun. Any gun."

The late Col. Cooper wrote that years ago.

GDaddy, from the year of manufacture you must have one of the stainless steel Walthers, produced in Alabama. Fine craftsmanship due to CAD/CAM manufacturing.

My PPK/S is a 1968 built in Germany in polished blue, which was the only finish available back then other than the nickel plated and $$$ engraved presentation PPK/S with the ivory grips. Too gaudy and fancy for my tastes. The little thing is purty and accuracy-wise, it is a tack driver considering its short bbl length and sight picture. Good 2nd ankle holster backup piece, which is what I bought it for way back when being a cycle cop was likely a lot safer than it is today regarding such issues. Good deep cover piece also. In all these years it has been absolutely reliable. In these days of computers, operating systems, softwares, cars that don't start and cars that don't stop when you tell 'em to, it is good to enjoy something that is absolutely reliable in operation.

But, another Cooperism is that we carry a handgun only because it is "handy".

If I knew that I would be getting into a gunfight, I'd bring one of rifles -- and likely hide way back behind something solid, too. <g>


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#64180 - 03/08/10 04:17 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: Mac]
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IF *I* knew I'd be getting into a gunfight, I'd do my damn well best not to. Find me on the other coast, with a bottle of fine blended Scotch.

I carry because I do not know what the future will bring. I do not look for a confrontation, but I wish to be prepared for whatever may come. Boy Scouts, ya know!

Crime is no longer contained to urban areas, and we all need to stand vigilant.

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#64181 - 03/08/10 06:02 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: Gary Curran]
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A permit means nothing to most people who carry a weapon here. I feel sorry for the blokes who ever try to invade us. They best not try the "door-2-door" approach either, we have more weapons and ammo in homes then the miltary combined. It is the police who are under armed here, lol. Look at the LA Bank Robbery-Shootout video. There were only two of those guys and the police had to go to the local gun shop to "borrow" some firepower.

I couldn't imagine what a civil war would be like these days, scary.

I have seen old military bunkers full of weapons taken off the streets to be destroyed, and that was from a single county.

When it comes to personal safety, people do NOT mess around here. LOL

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#64182 - 03/08/10 06:33 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: Muzic Trax]
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Quote:

A permit means nothing to most people who carry a weapon here.




Please, no anecdotal information. Besides that, anyone carrying without the license is already committing a crime.

Quote:

I feel sorry for the blokes who ever try to invade us. They best not try the "door-2-door" approach either, we have more weapons and ammo in homes then the miltary combined. It is the police who are under armed here, lol. Look at the LA Bank Robbery-Shootout video. There were only two of those guys and the police had to go to the local gun shop to "borrow" some firepower.




That is a *dated* example. Since that time, LA law enforcement has indeed done much to increase their aresenals, many citing that incident in order to justify the expenditures and training.

Quote:

I couldn't imagine what a civil war would be like these days, scary.




Likely about the same as the only one we've had. Don't think that the lack of semi-automatic or fully-automatic firearms made the Civil War more "civil". The muskets of the era were firing .5 to .6 inch diameter lead mini ball ammo.

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I have seen old military bunkers full of weapons taken off the streets to be destroyed, and that was from a single county.

When it comes to personal safety, people do NOT mess around here. LOL

Trax




I doubt if the "old military bunkers full of weapons taken off the streets" were full of weapons owned by the law-abiding gun owners.

Well, they might have been, we are, after all, talking about The People's Republik of California...

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#64183 - 03/08/10 08:53 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: Mac]
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I, in some sort of mature moment refuse to involve myself in this thread.

Most of you know what I think, but I'm starting to re-think my proposed trip south in a few weeks. I'm afraid all I need to do is look the wrong way at some moron and I'm gone. Maybe I'll go to Montreal instead of SC.
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#64184 - 03/08/10 09:28 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: John Conley]
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Fine with me, John.
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#64185 - 03/08/10 09:35 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: John Conley]
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Down here it's open season on everyone........I just found our yesterday that my Wife's 20 year old cousin in Mexico City was shot in the stomach for refusing to give up his book bag. As I'm writing this post, he clings to life in a poor dirty hospital with very little chance of survival.

Today we learned that my Wife's ex boyfriend, a doctor here in Acapulco, was kidnapped and then shot.

People are getting shot here for cutting someone off in Traffic, or looking the wrong way while being passed by a car.
This morning, the house of the Acapulco Chief of Police was raided by Narcotrafficers, they killed his daughter since he wasn't home.

A lot of people want to ban or control arms. However, they are missing the point. A gun is just a tool, like a hammer or fork. It can be used to hit a cardboard target. Or, it can be used to kill. Simple choice.........Drive drunk and your car becomes a weapon just as dangerous as a gun. When I was growing up in the late 1960's, you almost never heard of someone getting shot. Now it's common.

I see it as an education issue. If you grew up with responsible parents, who spent the time to show you how dangerous a gun can be, the importance of NEVER pointing it at someone unless you intended to shoot. To clean it, to shoot it and store it with responsibility. I had that priviledge thanks to my father. The problem now is that you have millions of kids and young adults who never had anyone in their lives who took the time to school them. And now we have open warfare in the streets. The drug trade here just makes it easier to get a gun. BTW>There are no registered gun owners here, because people aren't permitted to own them by law. But since almost everyone discards the law, many people have multiple handguns and in many cases machine guns. AK 47s are very plentiful here, so is Tequila. Put the two together and you have a typical Saturday night here...........sad.
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#64186 - 03/08/10 11:16 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: John Conley]
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John,

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Most of you know what I think, but I'm starting to re-think my proposed trip south in a few weeks. I'm afraid all I need to do is look the wrong way at some moron and I'm gone. Maybe I'll go to Montreal instead of SC.




Montreal sounds like a great place for you to visit.

SC is actually a great place to visit. Even non-residents can carry a loaded handgun in their console, carry it into their hotel room, and back out to the car.

I live in an open carry state. You can get a conceal and carry permit if you don’t have a felony record. I’ve had my C&C permit for years. We are one of the most “well armed” states in the country per capita. We are also one of the safest states in the country. Almost all of the gun crimes are performed by drug dealers killing each other. Not the responsible gun owners.

The criminals also know almost everyone is armed………….therefore they leave most of the citizens alone.

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#64187 - 03/09/10 04:11 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Lock and Load with Open Carry Laws... [Re: bobcflatpicker]
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Just to give you a UK perspective on this thread (OK I realise its my own view but my guess is that it represents mainstream opinion).
Totally insane.
Normal, respected and respectable law-abiding citizens discussing gun types and debating the right to bear arms?!
In the UK we look twice when we see a policeman carrying a gun, it's that unusual.
However did you get yourselves into such a situation?
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