Excellent response k.Mooneyham. I have never had anyone find one either. I am sure it may have happened once upon a time but noone has been able to show me one. I am a retired Instructer and just before OC passed, It was evident it was going to pass one of the reporters at Lufkin Daily interviewed me after he did Sherriff Sanchez. This is one of the mythical fears that was prevelent at the time. He ask me about it.K.Mooneyham wrote: ↑Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:48 pmExactly! I don't OC because of how I normally dress, with untucked shirts (yeah, not the neatest appearance, but habits are hard to break), but I do carry OWB. However, I always ask those who say something like "open carrying will make you a target" to post even one good example of a news story for me about an open carrier who was shot FIRST, or who was specifically targeted, because of OCing. Most realize that the vast majority of the news media is NOT a friend to the armed citizen. I am sure they would just LOVE to put up a news story about a "gun toting extremist" being shot while OCing. Yet, I don't see ANY stories like that. If it were prevalent, someone should be able to find a few of those stories to back up their theories about OCing, but no one ever replies with any, no matter how many times I've asked. Even if they had provided one or two stories, though, that still would not be statistically significant.crazy2medic wrote: ↑Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:56 amI open carry 98% of the time, I cover up only when necessary, the whole bad guy will shoot you first, take your gun... blah blah blah! Is just nonsense, your situational awareness should always be on high alert, I've had one occurance where somebody made me nervous enough to put my palm on the butt of the gun! Over all most people do not notice or they don't care! So as my friend Excaliber says CARRY ON!
My response was: You sir have to be good at internet search. If you are not you cant do your job. I challenged him to find one. His response was and I do quote, "I tried. I couldn't find one." OC is a deterrent to everything except truely Dedicated Crime.