Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry

open carry vs concealed carry

Ever wonder why more people don’t open carry today? Some would say, “Why would you”.

There are many different ways of looking at the issue. But it’s something to consider even after a terrible incident as we just saw in Las Vegas a few days ago (which would not have changed considering the issue we speak of today).

I do understand the notion of potentially becoming a target during the highly unlikely event of a violent encounter. However a potential violent situation may also be averted if the criminal sees someone else who is openly carrying. Would you agree or disagree? It must also be said that being in a crime prone area would increase the potential to be involved in a violent situation which shows the old adage of location is key, still holds true.

open carry vs concealed carry

I also understand the potential for a percentage of the common public to become uncomfortable seeing another who is openly carrying. This is specially true in population dense areas where many are ‘programmed’ anti-gun or certain cities/states that do not agree with the 2nd Amendment.

Would we feel compelled or more comfortable to open carry if we saw more doing it around us? What about concealed carry? How many of them are around us?

I think the most important aspect of carrying a firearm on your person is knowing how to use the weapon. 

Did you hear that? Yes, know the weapon before you carry it. Go to the range and practice with your carry weapon. Please don’t think you are going to get a concealed carry permit (if you need one), buy a new gun and strap it to your waist and be safe; it’s folly! You need training and practice to get prepared for an event you never want to have to deal with. Trust me! Protect yourself and your family!

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Looking for Curious what your state is?? Look below for your state and always check with local law enforcement to verify.

Open Carry States Without Permit

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Delaware
Idaho
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Check for caveats!
(e.g. vehicle, rural only, city jurisdictions, other restrictions)

 

Open Carry States With Permit

Connecticut
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Indiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Minnesota
New Jersey
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

Check for caveats!
(e.g. vehicle, rural only, city jurisdictions, other restrictions)

 

No Open Carry States

California
Florida
Illinois
New York
South Carolina

 

Constitutional Carry States

Alaska
Arizona
Idaho (residents only)
Kansas
Maine
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
Vermont
West Virginia
Wyoming (residents only)

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