Open carrying a handgun
The Sheriff

Martin, TN

#41 Aug 4, 2012
Also, just remember that if you carry a gun and God forbid ever use it and injure an innocent person or kill them.....you better be prepared to pay the price!!!
Tennesse law won't protect your az from being sued for everything you have...or from going to jail or prison.....

Since: Dec 10

Union City, TN

#42 Aug 6, 2012
The Sheriff wrote:
Also, just remember that if you carry a gun and God forbid ever use it and injure an innocent person or kill them.....you better be prepared to pay the price!!!
Tennesse law won't protect your az from being sued for everything you have...or from going to jail or prison.....
You're right, but if it is between defending my family or myself causing me to have to pay, and letting somebody hurt or kill my fiance, daughter or myself, the answer is obvious. I will do what it take to protect my family.

Since: Dec 10

Union City, TN

#43 Aug 6, 2012
Tommy-D wrote:
I have no problem at all with open carry.
Personally,I don't know anyone that I see regularly that carries open and the reason isn't somehow job related,or their place of business is high-profile enough to have moderate risk of NEEDING to remained armed.
Example,I know a guy in Jackson that works for MaxGuard,but I see him about once a week here in town,and his job requires it,but I've seen him off duty too and he says it's become a habit,even in Wal-Mart at 3am.
I also know a guy that works in a pawn shop that mostly deals with firearms so he wears his on the job,but not off.
APaganGuy,what do you carry,and what did the cop have to say about it? I'm almost certain that cop is a Glock man,right?:P
My first impression of anyone other than a cop I see with an open gun on them is someone responsible enough to not walk around just looking for some shit.
Except this one super-paranoid guy from Hickman I know from the old poolroom on Church Street.
That guy walked out of the poolroom one day and in broad daylight,opened his trunk and geared up with a shoulder holster with a 1911 and stuck another 1911 in his back before getting in his car just so people would see it and might think he's badass,LOL.
I know many more people that carry,just concealed.Tommy D.
I carry a Ruger P-94 .40. Yeah, he had a Glock. He said my Ruger isn't a real gun.
I don't go around looking for trouble, or even dealing with anybody who is causing trouble. It is simply my preferred way to carry.
want to know

United States

#44 Aug 6, 2012
Being serious here. If it is legal to carry a fire arm then I should be able to carry my sword. I have no problem with right to carry law. Except in a bar or where alcahol is sold.
Old Man

Stuart, FL

#45 Aug 6, 2012
want to know wrote:
Being serious here. If it is legal to carry a fire arm then I should be able to carry my sword. I have no problem with right to carry law. Except in a bar or where alcahol is sold.
I have my carry permit. It allows me to carry my firearm. I also have a switch blade, but it is illegal to carry it, so I do not. I think your sword would be an illegal weapon, also.

Since: Jun 12

United States

#46 Aug 7, 2012
want to know wrote:
Being serious here. If it is legal to carry a fire arm then I should be able to carry my sword. I have no problem with right to carry law. Except in a bar or where alcahol is sold.
Blade legnth would exceed legal limits.
James

United States

#47 Aug 7, 2012
APaganGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
I carry a Ruger P-94 .40. Yeah, he had a Glock. He said my Ruger isn't a real gun.
I don't go around looking for trouble, or even dealing with anybody who is causing trouble. It is simply my preferred way to carry.
Not a real gun?! Ha! Should have asked him how real it would become if a criminal had it pointed at him.

“With Attitude”

Since: Jan 12

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#48 Aug 7, 2012
I believe in the right to carry a gun. Now days there's not a road a woman can walk alone on anywhere in america without risk of rape & even murdered afterward.

But have common sense & respect for others. Now days when people see a guy walking in with a gun it can mean he's about to start killing people. It makes people nervous, even spooked. Conceal your gun. There's no use or reason to scare people.

Think about this. Most gun carriers carry it to protect themselves & others from crazy armed nuts & criminals ~~ how do people know you're not the crazy armed nut when they see you walk into walmarts or a restaurant with a gun? Conceal it. Respect other people.
guest

United States

#49 Aug 7, 2012
Get Real wrote:
Nobody wants to ban your right to have a gun. I mostly vote democratic and have a gun also. I however think that everyone walking around with a gun on them is just asking for trouble.
I've lived a long time and never have I ever been robbed.
We can't go back to taking the law into our own hands like back in the wild west. We have law enforcement for that purpose.
I had a grandchild at the orthodontist one time and there sat a man with a big gun on his hip. Now tell me, was that appropriate? I'm sure he made a lot of people feel uncomfortable in the room including me.
I fear the ones walking around with a gun more than I fear a supposed robber.
What you need is for some idiot to rob you at gun point with your back to him, if you get to live then respond again.One major crime being committed in Tn. is someone kicking in your door and robbing you at gunpoint.And it happens on the street.Protect yourself.

Since: Jun 12

United States

#50 Aug 7, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>What you need is for some idiot to rob you at gun point with your back to him, if you get to live then respond again.One major crime being committed in Tn. is someone kicking in your door and robbing you at gunpoint.And it happens on the street.Protect yourself.
Home invasion is a crime that has hit every urban area, not just the cities. Car jacking, lets say a baby is in the back seat and you get car jacked, the thug isnt going to have enough self respect to give you your baby. Probally will toss it out the first chance they get. That poster may not have ever been robbed in his life but the same cant be said for all his friends or relatives. Just go to jackson tn and accidently end up on the wrong side of town after dark. Your chances increase more than you would care to know. The way jobs are drying up around here I wouldnt be a bit suprised if armed robbery and strong armed robbery doesnt increase in this area alone. The right to keep and bare arms is our constitutional right and has been for over 200 years. Whether its concealed or open carry and isnt violating any state, federal or city statutes its each and every persons right to do so, as long as they havent lost that right by being convicted of a felony or domestic violence. Those who say they shouldnt, who say its wrong,are nothing but idiots. And are a very large part of what is wrong with this country today.
The Late Billy Bob

Newbern, TN

#51 Aug 7, 2012
Is carrying a loaded gun around with you a safe thing to do????

Picture This:.....
Billy Bob has been feeling really down and out since his soon to be x-wife Thelma Lou left him for some girl time to think things over.
To help Billy Bob feel better, his brother Jim Bob takes Billy Bob and his soon to be x brother-in-law Joe Ben down to the local watering hole. They are all three card carrying, hip toten, right to bear arms fellers. While at the joint they meet up with all their other right to bear arms friends.
They are all drinking away and feeling no pain when in walks Thelma Lou looking all fine, and she bends over and gives Jim Bob a long sexy smooch and says " Last night was great, BABY"
Well, all hell breaks loose as Billy Bob knocks Thelma Lou to the floor and pulls out his gun and shoots her. Next thing you know Joe Ben is pulling his trigger to kill Billy Bob at the exact time Billy Bob is pulling the trigger to kill Jim Bob. Three people die at the scene.

Well, wouldn't a fist fight been better than a gun fight???? These are the kinds of things that can happen when you mix guns and liquor or guns and anger!!!

Since: Jun 12

United States

#52 Aug 7, 2012
Sure he could have beat that guys brains in with a ball bat, stabed him with a knife, slit his jugular with a broken beer bottle, hit him with a bar stool and caused permanant brain damage, and the list goes on and on. The point I'm trying to make is are you willing to petition congress to out law bar stools, beer bottles, baseball bats and knives? Didnt think so. As long as there are idiots and liquor there will always be doa's or brain dead victems of violence. Forgot the number one killer in the us. How about petitioning congress to out law cars and trucks while your at it.
Beware of Men with guns

Martin, TN

#53 Aug 15, 2012
I'm glad this happened to the right guy....LOL

http://news.yahoo.com/man-accidentally-shoots...

Since: Jun 12

United States

#54 Aug 15, 2012
Beware of Men with guns wrote:
I'm glad this happened to the right guy....LOL
http://news.yahoo.com/man-accidentally-shoots...
Thats the differnce between an idiot and someone who knows how to safely carry a weapon in the correct holster. He deserved that one!
Jack

United States

#55 Sep 17, 2012
APaganGuy wrote:
Since when does carrying a gun make you a bad guy? I am licensed to carry, and I open carry my .40 cal everyday. Friday night at Walmart, with my fiance and daughter, but apparently some customer there thought I must have been planning on committing a crime so they called the cops. I was escorted outside. He checked my permit, it was valid. The officer proceeded to insult my gun and condescendingly and repeatedly tell me how much he disapproves of people being able to open carry (though he happened not to mention how he and all other officers open carry). There was nothing he could legally do about it, so after voicing his opinion, I was free to re-enter the store.
Where do people get this mixed up idea that the guy with the gun in a holster is a bad guy? I'm pretty certain the criminal would be hiding the gun.
. I'm a cop and carry my weapon in the open when I'm on duty. For all the laymen on here a man carrying an open weapon will be the first shot. Put the damn thing away and should a situation happen then you can decide whether to use it or not . Sadly most people when a shooting starts freeze up even those with a carry permit. Carrying a weapon in the open is asking for trouble Hey shoot me first please I'm an instant bad ass I got my gun in the open for everyone to see. Hide the thing then and only then do you have an advantage.
permit holder

Union City, TN

#56 Jul 6, 2013
i do agree with Jack in having the advantage in a situation if their unaware of your weapon but... on the same side of that coin is the fact that carrying openly (alto usually unnecessary) is the most unspoken "freedom of speech" i can think of. I do carry every where i can legally ...every where... but the way i carry really depends on my surroundings. when i feel comfortable i will gladly open carry just to inform people that we have rights and i for one want to protect those rights!!! I welcome a cop or any other person for that matter to ask about my weapon and my choice to open carry or not and i will gladly stat my feeling. BUT... at the end of the day it is my opinion and only mine that matters as to if i open carry or not
guest

Paris, TN

#57 Jul 6, 2013
APaganGuy wrote:
For those who still don't realize, there is no requirement in the state of Tennessee to conceal a handgun, unless stated at the door of the business. Even the cop said there was nothing he could legally do about me open carrying. If you don't agree with me open carrying, you are free to disapprove, but I am exercising my right regardless.
Please keep on exercising this right, the left wing nut jobs are trying to destroy our freedom anyway. Uncle Ted would be proud.
Freedom guy

Dresden, TN

#58 Jul 6, 2013
Here's my opinion. I carry a gun, I carry concealed, element of surprise...don't scare the sheeple so on and so forth. I'm all for every citizen being armed, however some of the people I see practicing open carry....I sometimes wonder how they passed the test.
I saw a guy in Wal-Mart hell it may be the OP. Anyway, he had a slouchy looking nylon holster sliding halfway off his ass on what appeared to be a homemade Batman utility belt. So being the tactical thinking, trained shooter I am. I found myself wondering if this cat would even be able to draw his weapon without dropping it, or worse having a negligent discharge and killing someones grandma.So what's the solution ? It goes back to simple self preservation...if it looks like danger...stay the hell away. If I see ol quick draw at Wal-Mart again, I 'll just go hang on the other side of the store for a while.
Freedom guy

Dresden, TN

#59 Jul 6, 2013
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>. I'm a cop and carry my weapon in the open when I'm on duty. For all the laymen on here a man carrying an open weapon will be the first shot. Put the damn thing away and should a situation happen then you can decide whether to use it or not . Sadly most people when a shooting starts freeze up even those with a carry permit. Carrying a weapon in the open is asking for trouble Hey shoot me first please I'm an instant bad ass I got my gun in the open for everyone to see. Hide the thing then and only then do you have an advantage.
Amen Brother.
permit holder

Union City, TN

#60 Jul 8, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Please keep on exercising this right, the left wing nut jobs are trying to destroy our freedom anyway. Uncle Ted would be proud.
in all honesty i have more... lets not say fear but concern about the op's name than his argument. stand tall op carry how every you feel is right. as long as your not the old holstered sagging guy stated above and a respectful person that wears a reasonably holstered weapon on a good tight belt, i will stand behind you on your opinion of weapon carry all day.(by the way not judging your religion to each is own but using it as a reference)

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