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One Year of OC in TEXAS

41magnut41magnut Senior MemberPosts: 1,192 Senior Member
Today marks one full year of open carry by LTC license holders in the republic.

Body count from gunfights, mass murder by license holders, or other such actions of general mayhem.

0 (zero) - zip - Nada.

Same as when CC became law in '85 (?).

How could all the doom & gloom predictions be so wrong?

To be honest, it has been as most predictions were, a non event.

That is all, carry on.

Happy New Year!
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Congratulations. We've had OC in Virginia for many years, and I don't recall any events resulting directly from it.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 20,875 Senior Member
    While personally not a fan of OC in general, and something I RARELY do (normally only when hunting, working on food plots, or too lazy to remove after one of those activities) I'm not surprised at the number of incidents y'all have seen in Texas after your first full year of it.

    Who was it that had the famous quote, "An armed society is a polite society"??
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  • big elkbig elk Member Posts: 111 Member
    Wyoming has had open carry for the past few years and I don't think there has been any difference than before. There is very few people who actually open carry, most people I know that carry will be concealed, and I'm one who would not open carry, I see no reason to open carry.
  • SargeSarge Member Posts: 324 Member
    Yanno if you look in the wild them cheetahs in Africa, right. They go after gazelles and all that, right? They leave them porcupines alone, right? That's because armed "prey" is no longer prey. It's no longer a victim.
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  • LittleLebowskiLittleLebowski Member Posts: 37 Member
    big elk wrote: »
    Wyoming has had open carry for the past few years and I don't think there has been any difference than before. There is very few people who actually open carry, most people I know that carry will be concealed, and I'm one who would not open carry, I see no reason to open carry.

    Wyoming native, agreeing with you.
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Sarge wrote: »
    Yanno if you look in the wild them cheetahs in Africa, right. They go after gazelles and all that, right? They leave them porcupines alone, right? That's because armed "prey" is no longer prey. It's no longer a victim.

    For the most part yes...but occasionally you find a cheetah that just REALLY wants to find out what a porcupine tastes like.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,551 Senior Member
    Sarge wrote: »
    Yanno if you look in the wild them cheetahs in Africa, right. They go after gazelles and all that, right? They leave them porcupines alone, right? That's because armed "prey" is no longer prey. It's no longer a victim.

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

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    (Yeah, I know it's a leopard. It's in Africa. It's got spots. It's a predator. Close enough.)
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,788 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Funny how liberals are particularly poor at predicting the future...

    They are still trying to master predicting the past. :tooth:
  • LittleLebowskiLittleLebowski Member Posts: 37 Member
    Not two weeks ago, my kids and I watched a documentary about a leopard killing a porcupine in Africa.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,013 Senior Member
    O!lay enough, I have only seen 3 people OCing out in the wild.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,430 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    O!lay enough, I have only seen 3 people OCing out in the wild.


    Oil of?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,013 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Oil of?

    Oil of android autocorrect.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,430 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Oil of android autocorrect.

    It is kind of dry in TX, thought maybe it was a little OCing tip:jester:
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,785 Senior Member
    Same here, I have seen very few oc. On july 1 you will be able to cc on college campi and some are having a cow. There is a big push to repeal it but I am hoping it stays in place. I am guessing that after it takes effect it will not even be noticed.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,387 Senior Member
    Same here, I have seen very few oc. On july 1 you will be able to cc on college campi and some are having a cow. There is a big push to repeal it but I am hoping it stays in place. I am guessing that after it takes effect it will not even be noticed.

    First time some scumbag shoots the place up and some body carrying stops the blood by shooting him, it will be noticed. That will be a big deal in Texas.
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    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • big elkbig elk Member Posts: 111 Member
    The Liberals were wrong again. Can you imagine that.
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