Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????

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Re: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????

Postby rtschl » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:24 pm

parabelum wrote:There's bigger fish to fry. I'd leave this one alone. Just my opinion.


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I agree with "holster or pocket" but how about waiting a session or two. A lot of political capital was used to get OC passed and I don't think there is any desire to touch anything related to OC by the legislature. IMHO there are several other issues that need attention first - like reducing/eliminating off limit areas...
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Re: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????

Postby Ruark » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:34 pm

rtschl wrote:
parabelum wrote:There's bigger fish to fry. I'd leave this one alone. Just my opinion.


:iagree:

I agree with "holster or pocket" but how about waiting a session or two. A lot of political capital was used to get OC passed and I don't think there is any desire to touch anything related to OC by the legislature. IMHO there are several other issues that need attention first - like reducing/eliminating off limit areas...


Are they mutually exclusive? Would a "holster or pocket" amendment would diminish the prospects of more important legislation being passed? If so, by all means forget it for this session.
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Re: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:39 pm

My personal opinion is that it would not be wise to reopen the holster issue. Opening this section of the code to amendment will make restraint holsters germane, as well as a holster requirement for concealed-carry as well as open-carry. I don't think the risk is warranted when there's no problem to fix.

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Re: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????

Postby WildBill » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:48 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:My personal opinion is that it would not be wise to reopen the holster issue. Opening this section of the code to amendment will make restraint holsters germane, as well as a holster requirement for concealed-carry as well as open-carry. I don't think the risk is warranted when there's no problem to fix.

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Re: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????

Postby oljames3 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:39 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:My personal opinion is that it would not be wise to reopen the holster issue. Opening this section of the code to amendment will make restraint holsters germane, as well as a holster requirement for concealed-carry as well as open-carry. I don't think the risk is warranted when there's no problem to fix.

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Re: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????

Postby twomillenium » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:17 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:I think the concern was to prevent people from walking around with an unholstered weapon in their hand. Maybe change the requirement to just say "holster" so pocket holsters would also be OK. Personally, I am fine with a requirement for a holster that at least covers the trigger, but I don't see the harm in allowing a pocket holster, or even an ankle holster (if you are wearing shorts and sandals, for example.

The ankle holsters I have seen are belt holster, the wrap around the ankle and attach to itself just as a belt around the waist. No where in the law does it say a belt has to go around the waist.
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Re: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????

Postby mr1337 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:44 pm

I have a Grassburr Leather Works holster for my car that's not a belt or shoulder holster, but is a lot more secure than it being in a belt holster on the seat next to me. Which one is illegal though? The one that's securely mounted to my center console. (I do have a concealment cover for it, but it inhibits drawing.)

Although I do agree with Charles. This is a 99.999% non-issue, and opening it back up could backfire by way of more restrictions or at the very least, spending political capital when it could be better spent elsewhere, such as removing off-limits locations.
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Re: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????

Postby allisji » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:02 pm

george72 wrote:If I see a pistol grip sticking out of your pocket gangster style I'm going to assume that you're a bad guy. I personally don't think that helps our (LTC holders) collective image, and yes image is an issue with the current state of politicians trying to strip our rights. $0.02.


Often, to and from work (when I stop for groceries, for example) I carry a little .380 in a pocket holster, my pockets are deep enough that it is pretty well concealed (though my pants not loose enough that a knowledgeable person might recognize the print). However, if my pockets were less deep the back of the grip would be exposed, however the trigger is still covered by my pocket holster.

I prefer IWB carry, but my uniform pants are loose enough to accommodate my IWB holster, and the pocket holster is too convenient to pass up in this situation.

Without actually seeing the original poster, you have assumed that they will look like a BG. I don't think that's fair. That said, I wouldn't pocket carry without a pocket holster. I want the trigger to be covered when not being deployed.
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