Open Carry in Southwest Ohio?


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Ohio Rifleman
January 5, 2007, 05:56 PM
Don't construe this as asking for legal advice, as I couldn't open carry even if I wanted to. (No handgun...yet!) But I'm just rather curious...I know there's no state law against open carry, but I've heard of people who have done it who've said that nobody seemed to care. But I'd think that would scare the sheeple. So which is it? Keep in mind, I live in the 'burbs. Maybe a fellow Ohioan maybe from the Dayton or Cincinnati area can shed some light on this? Maybe some current or former LEO's?

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Henry Bowman
January 5, 2007, 06:18 PM
Probably depends on the venue. Recently, I saw a guy open carrying in a Cracker Barrel (Fields-Ertel Rd., of I-71). He was clearly not a LEO. He was with his kid in the store, waiting on a seat. So was I (including being with my kids). No one seemed to notice or care.

Invade the safe sanctum of blissninnies (you know what kind of places I mean) and there could easily be a scene made. The response would depend on the individual attitude of the officer who shows up, I expect.

I don't go out of my way to open carry, though sometimes I may not cover up at the gas station, etc. I also don't go out of my way to rub others' noses in it either.

ArmedBear
January 5, 2007, 06:26 PM
I couldn't open carry even if I wanted to.

A slung 59/66 is always a good option.:p

You just have to decide whether you want the bayonet folded or extended.

Molon Labe
January 5, 2007, 07:22 PM
If you open carry, most people will assume you're a cop, and not saying anything.

Except, of course, LEOs. ;) If an LEO (on-duty or off-duty) notices your gun, he will likely approach you and ask if you're a cop. If you answer in the negative, the next action will depend on the cop's attitude. If the cop has a big ego, is "badge heavy", and/or is a JBT, he will be very confrontational and ask you a bunch of questions. He might even detain you and ask for ID, which is illegal. (Not that that matters.)

carterbeauford
January 5, 2007, 08:01 PM
you might find more information if you ask here (http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum43/)...

I have open carried in VA and PA. While legal, I am not convinced it's worth the trouble of opening yourself up to harassment (http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_topic.php?id=551&forum_id=54).

Ohio Rifleman
January 5, 2007, 08:11 PM
You just have to decide whether you want the bayonet folded or extended

Extended, of course! Never know when you might have to bayonet someone! :neener:

And, forgive my ignorance, but what kinds of places to blissininnies/sheeple etc. tend to gather? It's looking like I'll have to wait till I'm 21 so I can carry concealed. (It's legal in Ohio to have a handgun at 18, just not buy one from a FFL.) Probably not worth it. *sigh*

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