It's your right and mine...but that doesn't mean I have to use that right. About five years ago, the NRA released a statement about open carry that quickly had the gun-owning community up in arms (pun intended. Sue me). A critique of people who were open-carrying their guns as part of protests in Texas, the statement read in part: "...it’s downright weird and certainly not a … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons I Don’t Open Carry
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Open Carry (OC) is like concealed carry (CCW)’s redneck cousin. Much of the talk surrounding the “and Bear Arms” part of the Second Amendment centers around concealed carry, but there’s another option that some people exercise—open carry. But why do people carry their self-defense handguns openly? That’s the question at the heart of one of my favorite culture-shock … [Read more...] about Why Do People Openly Carry Guns?
We tackled the “theoretical” aspect yesterday, but what do you do when the...ahem...rubber hits the road? So, we’ve talked about the mindset that is best to adopt if you must deal with the police while carrying a concealed firearm. However, the proper mindset is only part of the story. What do you do when the, ahem, rubber meets the road...maybe a little too quickly? What … [Read more...] about Love the Police Part II: 3 Rules For CCW Traffic Stops
Carrying a concealed firearm in public is your right—and it’s also a matter of extreme seriousness and responsibility. There are a number of considerations that one needs to bear in mind and, sadly, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. For those who are new to the world of concealed carrying, here are some of the concealed carry facts that every gun enthusiast should … [Read more...] about 5 CCW Facts You Must Know
Governor Fallin Believes State's "Few And Reasonable" Gun Laws Should Stay Mary Fallin, Republican Governor of Oklahoma, vetoed Senate Bill 1212, which would have eliminated firearms safety training requirements and eased regulations on background checks. This is a surprising decision to go against the NRA, who was in support of the self-defense … [Read more...] about Oklahoma Governor “Shows Respect” for 2A By Rebuffing NRA And Vetoing SB 1212