GUN I know people feel that open carry is a right

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  1. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    But for me personally I'd rather just conceal carry so I can avoid this type of shit.

    http://www.georgiacarry.com/county/paulding_carry/Woodard_complaint.pdf

    Cliffs dude with a GFL (Georgia concealed carry license) is arrested for open carrying, even though it's legal to do so in Georgia.

    On May 12, 2008, at approximately 6 p.m., Plaintiff Woodard was at Scott’s
    convenience store on Highway 101 outside Temple, Paulding County, Georgia.

    Plaintiff Woodard purchased a series of lottery tickets at Scott’s convenience
    store, returned to his vehicle in the parking lot of Scott’s to scratch off the
    tickets, and returned to Scott’s to redeem winning tickets for more tickets.

    On May 12, 2008, Plaintiff Woodard had in his possession a valid Georgia
    firearms license (“GFL”) issued pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 16-11-129.


    At the time of the incident described in this Complaint, Plaintiff Woodard was
    openly carrying a firearm in the waistband of his pants, and Plaintiff Woodard
    was not wearing a shirt or other garment concealing the firearm.

    While Plaintiff Woodard was at Scott’s convenience store, Defendants Brown
    and Payne received a dispatch of a “man with a gun” at Scott’s.

    When Plaintiff Woodard finished his lottery ticket purchases, he got in his car
    and began driving out of the parking lot of the convenience store.

    In response to the dispatch, Defendant Brown activated the blue lights of the
    marked sheriff’s department patrol car he was driving.

    Plaintiff Woodard stopped, and Defendant Brown ordered Plaintiff Woodard to
    hold his hands outside the car window.
     
  2. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    most gas stations have a sticker that says firearms and weapons are not allowed, licensed conceal carry or not. Just because you have a license to conceal carry doesn't mean you can bring it into all businesses.
     
  3. smartypants

    smartypants New Member

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    There's more here to the story.
    Who goes to a convenience store without a shirt?
     
  4. thegooch

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    There isn't a single gas station I've ever visited while CC'ing in GA that has had such sticker.
     
  5. JP

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    no shoes no shirt no service
     
  6. smartypants

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    same here.
    Paulding County is Hooterville towards the Alabama state line.
    I wonder if the dude was a local nuisance.
     
  7. thegooch

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    This type of shit isn't an isolated incident

    http://www.gon.com/article.php?id=1726&cid=84
     
  8. hsmith

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    open carry is a fundamental right and that nigga will get paid
     
  9. thegooch

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    correct
     
  10. smartypants

    smartypants New Member

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    it said "plaintiff Woodard was not wearing a shirt."
     
  11. smartypants

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    yep, just doing their job and weren't dicks when they realized it was a mistake.
     
  13. smartypants

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    Yep:wavey:
     
  14. smartypants

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    No, but no shirt and a gun in a holster is kind of weird, and it's going to alarm some people.
     
  15. hsmith

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    It is still legal to do.

    OC'ing in a business suit still weirds people out, doesn't mean it is illegal.
     
  16. smartypants

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    You're on the nice side of GA.
     
  17. smartypants

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    Things that are technically legal can still invite police scrutiny.
    A dude OC ing in a shirt and tie (as I am right now) looks like a cop.
    A dude OC ing in cutoffs and no shirt looks like a skell.
     
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    QFT. hit them where it hurts a few times and they'll respect the right to open carry
     
  19. hsmith

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    Happening in PA right now and VA went through the same thing.

    Police will figure it out when their budgets are impacted.
     
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    Fair enough, but if this is one of those things where Officer Snuffy is going to break your balls, it's probably best to stay under the radar.
     
  21. hsmith

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    Stupid to OC with your shirt off? Yes. My opinion is dress to impress.

    But, doesn't mean it is illegal. Doesn't mean the cop can harass you other than asking you wtf you are doing.
     
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    Cop can legally detain you, putting you in cuffs until he determines that what you are doing is legal, meaning the gun is registered and not stolen and you arent a felon, have warrants, etc.
     
  23. hsmith

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    yeah

    no :rofl:
     
  24. hsmith

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    oh hay i don't know what a terry stop is, lol
     
  25. Initial E

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    i used to open carry all the time. Never had any problem. I got some weird looks and some wigger asked me what kind of gun I had. That's about it.
     

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