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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Spiphel Rike, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. Spiphel Rike

    Spiphel Rike Member

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    Would you carry a rifle on a sling in public if it was legal?
     
  2. Gordy Wesen

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    If I lived in Israel.
     
  3. GD

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    answer

    Here in central Kansas during deer hunting season, you would see it all the time outside of metropolitan areas.
     
  4. FPrice

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    Only if I felt I really needed one in a hurry.
     
  5. loose cannon

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    depends on the rest of our society;if it was common id do it but since it isnt i carry the biggest handgun i can legally concealed.

    slinging up a rifle would become a pita but the peace of mind knowing your well armed would be worth it to me.

    when the shtf theres nothing like having a semiauto"homeland security rifle"in your hands
     
  6. DMK

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    No

    Open carry is legal in my state, but I don't walk around here with a pistol openly on my hip. Unfortunately, people get very upset about seeing guns carried openly, legal or not. I'd rather not attract unpleasant attention to myself.

    Now if it was legal to carry one concealed, then I'd probably do so.
     
  7. AirForceShooter

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    yep:
    a strange question.

    AFS
     
  8. MM

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    As I live/work in an urban setting, I would carry a shotty if I thought necessary, but it does tend to "scare the horses".
    SatCong
     
  9. TexasRifleman

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    Well, here in Texas it IS legal to carry a long arm openly. Now, that's the penal code regulating firearms specifically. (municipal codes notwithstanding, they may have those in different cities, not mine).

    Beyond that you have all of the "inciting panic" or "disturbing the peace" stuff that will come if you do this crazy thing. The sheeple will be "incited" and "disturbed" at the site of a slung rifle in public, I can assure you.

    So to answer your strange question, No I do not carry a rifle on a sling in public where I live even though it is completely legal.
     
  10. ID_shooting

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    It is and I have.
     
  11. Fly320s

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    Yes, I would.

    I'd prefer to carry a rifle in a car, just because I'm lazy. But when I leave my car, I'd rather have the rifle with me to prevent its theft, first, and to provide for my security, second.

    As for scaring the public... ever heard of total immersion therapy? :evil:

    Get enough people carrying guns openly, and soon enough people will be come accustomed.
     
  12. gulogulo1970

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    It is legal here but I don't, not a very low profile thing for me to do, really.
     
  13. Ringer

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    Today? No.

    If conditions change answer could change.
     
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    Under normal everyday conditions for the the purpose of self defense? NO. Doing such simply makes you an advertised target. Concealed is unadvertised and keeps 'em guessing making everyone a little safer.

    But to transport to other events like hunting, range, trainning, etc. Sure - do it all the time if I don't feel like getting out a case or have one readily available.
     
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    Would I?

    Well, I am not a glutton for punishment, and carrying a highly unlikely needed rifle falls in the area of punishment to me. Now, in an urban setting, a pistol is likely to be adequate for close quarters defense. I would carry a handgun much more likely. Even a handgun on my person is punishment tho, and so I opt for carrying in my car. I can stick it in my belt if I feel I want some extra security. I just get tired of carrying concealed all the time. Now if I had a nice holster like Roy Rogers, I wouldn't mind carrying, but obviously, open carry causes problems in most places.
     
  16. Keaner

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    I most likely would. If it were legal, and I wouldn't have people throwing holy water on me for doing it, I would sling my M1, and take it everywhere.

    Think of it this way, we CONSTANTLY hear about people compaining about the poor balistics of Handguns. Heck, even a .45ACP is a pellet gun compared to most rifles.

    If/When someone tries to kill everyone in my Cafe/Donut Shop, I would rather have my M1 at ready.

    What is the old saying? A pistol is use to fight your way back to the rifle you never should have dropped?
     
  17. Dionysusigma

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    Only if it's lightweight and goes with my shoes. :)






    :D

    I'll take an SU-16C or D9.
     
  18. Kim

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    Yes and I have.
     
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    Yes, but only a lever gun...

    ..and if I could dress like a cowboy...

    ...and lay it on the bar at the local saloon... :D :p :D
     
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    The way I read the law in GA, it's perfectly legal to carry a rifle. May not be the socially expediant thing to do, as others have said. That said, there was one time I slung my M1 Garand and carried into the barber shop. My barber said she wanted to see it. :cool: :cool: :cool: Her son's a Marine as is her ex-husband and current husband, and we'd discussed Marines we know and she knew I had that one coming in from CMP. The barber shop had a few folks there that day and I just slung it and put on a big grin and went on in. Nobody said anything negative that time.

    Rupestris:
    One of my Winchester lever action carbines has sling swivels. If I sling it muzzle down, I can get it into action as fast or faster than my sidearm. I always dress like a cowboy. Nobody seems to too suprised at anything I do. :D :D :D
     
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    What would I do with a rifle? I could probably hit the broad side of a barn with a rifle if I stood close enough, but I've always been considerably more accurate with hand guns, which I do carry openly.
     
  22. Keaner

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    How do you become more accurate with a handgun over a rifle? I have difficulty shooting nice groups at 20 ft with the few handguns ive shot, yet my rifle i get 3 in groups at 25 yds. I would like to consider myself "normal" in that respect, and say that most people could be more accurate, and much more deadly with a rifle than wtih a handgun.
     
  23. mustanger98

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    Ummm, practice??? Hmmm... I think we're onto something here. Whatever you practice the most with is what you will become good with.

    Hmmm... How much do you pratice with each weapon? What is this "normal" and who determines what is normal? How well does each weapon fit you personally? While I sometimes use a 25yd target to sight in a rifle, unless you're shooting a .22 rifle with really lousy irons at 25yds, I'm wondering why you're practicing with a rifle at that short distance. No, really, people can be just as deadly with a handgun as with a rifle.
     
  24. Keaner

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    I admit, I have very little practice with a handgun, and shoot my M1 almost exclusively, but a rifle is inherently more accurate, I didn't think all the practice in the world with a Handgun could make you better than even a mediocre rifleman, just because of its increased accuracy.

    BTW, I am shooting my M1 at only 25 yds because MA law sucks, and I am not permitted to remove the gun from the range, and no long range rifle ranges in the area have a place to store the rifle for me (vault style). This is the only way that I, a NJ resident, can shoot my M1 while at school in MA.
     
  25. SMLE

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    I once carried a Kar98 Mauser into a local mall to go to a collector/militaria shop that was housed in said mall in order to get a bayonet for it. I bought the bayo, caried rifle into sandwich shop next door, had lunch and walked back to my car. :D

    I once knew a fellow that rode around on his motorcycle with an AK slung across his back just to prove he could legally do so. :uhoh:

    I have also walked around in public with a musket while wearing a civil war uniform. Of course I was in a group of re-encators at the time.

    But to answer the original question; I would, but only if I felt I NEEDED to have a rifle handy. I have an NM CHL and go heeled all the time anyway.
     
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