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by Soccerdad1995
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: 2017 Legislative Wish List
Topic: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????
Replies: 22
Views: 3146

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

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

Removing restricted government owned locations, and closing loopholes on governments (or their agents) restricting carry are two much more urgent issues
by Soccerdad1995
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: 2017 Legislative Wish List
Topic: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????
Replies: 22
Views: 3146

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

Ruark wrote:As far as modifying the language, I would suggest going a little further and changing it to "Must be carried in a holster or pocket." Now that does NOT necessarily mean a "pocket holster." That would include just sticking the gun into your pocket. Remember, this is referring to open carry, not concealed carry. You can already carry concealed in your pocket, as long as it's concealed. The "holster" language only applies to open carry. When I stick my gun in my pocket, the grip is slightly exposed, so it's considered to be carried openly. I'm becoming motivated to contact somebody and try to get that amendment on the list.
My first thought was "how hard is it to buy a simple nylon pocket holster for $10? I still think that a blanket requirement for a holster of some type that covers the trigger completely would be a good idea for both CC and OC.

That said, I do see the point that it is weird to have a different requirement for OC than we have for CC. Right now, I can legally carry my J frame in the pocket of my jeans as long as my T-shirt covers the exposed portion of the grip. No holster needed since it is concealed carry. But if I take off my shirt, or tuck it in, and the end of the grip is exposed, then I am suddenly illegal, because I am OC'ing and the gun is not in a holster (much less a "belt or shoulder" holster). So I would be OK with standardizing this holster requirement for both types of carry, but I would still be inclined to standardize toward a requirement for a holster that covers the trigger, because I personally think that would be safer.
by Soccerdad1995
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: 2017 Legislative Wish List
Topic: Amend the "holster" requirement for OC????
Replies: 22
Views: 3146

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

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.

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