Oklahoma House Panel OK's Bill To Open Carry Weapons

May 10, 2012 Full story: News9 Oklahoma City 12

Oklahomans who receive a concealed carry permit would be allowed to openly carry holstered firearms under a bill approved in a House committee.

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#1 May 11, 2012
Wow, I gotta bang out of that.
Cocked Hat

United States

#2 May 11, 2012
It's nice to see a state stand for the bill of rights in some measure. Some will hate this, but I'm not sure why. Everyone who carries a gun must be background checked and go through a class before issuance of a permit.

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#3 May 11, 2012
Cocked Hat wrote:
It's nice to see a state stand for the bill of rights in some measure. Some will hate this, but I'm not sure why. Everyone who carries a gun must be background checked and go through a class before issuance of a permit.
Why would a CAC carrier advertise they are carrying. Most won't because, one, it neutralizes the element of suprise, and it could even make you a target for theft.
Cocked Hat

United States

#4 May 11, 2012
I feel the same, but some would prefer to open carry. Now both points of view have been served.
Cocked Hat

United States

#5 May 11, 2012
I just thought of something. Open carry would allow a person to carry a varity of firearms that may be more difficult to conceal.
I have worn a Baretta 92FS since I first got my license all those years ago in Texas. Many people have told me the cun is too large to conceal. I've had no problems because I'm 6'2", 225lbs. And I like the barrel length and grip size better than my easily concealable .45.
Maybe that's the good part of open carry?

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#6 May 11, 2012
Cocked Hat wrote:
I just thought of something. Open carry would allow a person to carry a varity of firearms that may be more difficult to conceal.
I have worn a Baretta 92FS since I first got my license all those years ago in Texas. Many people have told me the cun is too large to conceal. I've had no problems because I'm 6'2", 225lbs. And I like the barrel length and grip size better than my easily concealable .45.
Maybe that's the good part of open carry?
It also legalized that people can openly carry on their own property, which wasn't the case before. Maybe I'll set up a tree stand and see if I can lure home invaders. Maybe if I put a big screen replica out instead of a corn feeder.......it would work.

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#7 May 11, 2012
Cocked Hat wrote:
I feel the same, but some would prefer to open carry. Now both points of view have been served.
I prefer the ability to carry in my consol more than holster, but have that as well. I like the 92f and the longer barrel, especially at 20 yards or further.
Cocked Hat

United States

#8 May 11, 2012
Statistics show that moost confrontations happen in under 9ft. I still like the longer barrel and accuracy at range. And the 92 feels perfect in my big hands. I actually bought a set of fatter grips for it. My little .45 has more stopping power, but if you hit where you aim, I'm convinced you can stop the threat with a gold dot 147gr 9mm.

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#9 May 11, 2012
Cocked Hat wrote:
Statistics show that moost confrontations happen in under 9ft. I still like the longer barrel and accuracy at range. And the 92 feels perfect in my big hands. I actually bought a set of fatter grips for it. My little .45 has more stopping power, but if you hit where you aim, I'm convinced you can stop the threat with a gold dot 147gr 9mm.
Yep, 50 out of 50 in the ten is called "gun control".
Cocked Hat

Norman, OK

#10 May 11, 2012
I saw another thread where a guy commented on this topic about Oklahoma and Tim McVeigh.
I don't understand his point. I would think a firearm in the hands of a law abiding citizen would be a good thing. Criminals are not allowed a permit.
Tamara

Edmond, OK

#11 May 12, 2012
One thing that bothers me about open carry is standing in line like Walmart or Target to pay for things and people before me or behind me standing there with guns on their hips. Hum what might they be up to? But standing inline at a bank to do business and people there with guns strapped to their person. Now that does give me cold chills thinking about that situation. I am not against guns. I do have a gun license.
Cocked Hat

Norman, OK

#12 May 12, 2012
Tamara, if I saw someone with a gun of their hip, the assuption would be that they are permitted. Someone will exploit that, but hopefully someone else permitted will dispatch them.

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