Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ashamed To Open Carry A Weapon

With minor exceptions Ohio law allows any citizen to openly carry a gun, so why the political pressure for conceal carry (CCW) laws?
Rationale 1. To protect a law abiding citizen from an armed attack from any source for any reason.
Rationale 2. To stop an attack by one or more persons during a terrorist event.

Answer 1. The chances of an armed attack taking place against an openly armed target is nearly zero.
Answer 2. A potential terrorist is very unlikely to conduct a attack against an openly armed group.

Question: Given the above scenarios why do CCW advocates insist on total privacy from the press and police departments concerning the names of permit holders?

Answer: The privacy rules certainly don't add to the deterrence factor.
Paul Hunter

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