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Old 04-20-2011, 06:22 PM
Finn611 Finn611 is offline
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Not sure if anyone would be interested but if your in the area, on monday may 2nd, MOC ( michigan open carry) is hosting an open carry seminar at the new target sports in orchard lake. The seminar starts at 6:30. Targets sports is located right by the intersection of orchard lake rd and commerce rd. Let me know I would like to see as many people there as possible
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:49 AM
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I am a gun owner but I will not be there. For one thing it is too far to travel and the other is that I am against open carry.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:54 AM
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Why are you against open carry? Not trying to start anything or be rude. Im just wondering why?
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:06 AM
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I am a gun owner but I will not be there. For one thing it is too far to travel and the other is that I am against open carry.



I would also like to hear why you are against open carry?

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Finn i wont be there as it is also a long drive for me but i have a feeling alot of ppl will show up.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:20 PM
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I probably wont be attending, even tho i find it some what interesting.

have you been to Target Sports? it looks very nice I might have to stop by there one day.



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Why are you against open carry? Not trying to start anything or be rude. Im just wondering why?
personally I dont care for open carry I prefer Concealed. I dont like the attention you get from ignorant morons.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:22 PM
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I say carry. Wether open or concealed. Its your right to.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:30 PM
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I say carry. Wether open or concealed. Its your right to.
not according to MD, lmfao. Its so restricted out here.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:32 PM
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CA either. lol
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:48 PM
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I say carry. Wether open or concealed. Its your right to.
i am lol
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:27 PM
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Trust me im going to take my CPL class over the summer. But im not 21 years old yet so I can't concealed carry now anyway. And for me that's where the old saying comes into play " I would rather have it and not need it, then need it and not have it" and you would be suprised. If you are open carrying, 95% of people your around don't realize you have a gun
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:36 PM
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I want to take the class here in KY, I just haven't had the money for a gun, Once I get some extra money. Its on my list.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:05 PM
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A few of you asked why I am against it.

First of all let me say. I believe in a persons right to have guns. I own them, shoot them and will be receiving a Concealed permit this summer. I have grown up with handling and shooting firearms my whole life. I understand how they work and know how to safely handle a firearm.

Personally, I do not see the need to carry a handgun anywhere outside of a shooting range or the woods. Why do you need it? There is no reason to ever need to use it. It is not your place to use it or try and use it to stop someone. That role is for the police who are properly trained in those types of situations.

My problems with open carry and even concealed carry is training. Anyone can buy a handgun and get a permit to carry it. Well not anyone but any person who falls within the regulations. With virtually no training at all, someone can have a handgun and possibly cause more harm then good.

I know that most people who wish for open carry laws are smart, well trained firearm owners. They are not the people I worry about. I worry about the person who has a little bit of a hero complex and wants to "help" keep the streets safe. These are the people who should never be allowed to carry. I know this is personally opinion but it is how I feel.

If there were mandatory training for be able to carry openly, then I would be for it. And not a day training telling people what they should and should not do. I mean a full several weekend or week long training program that teaches people when it is proper to use their weapon. This will give people the knowledge needed to not make certain situations worse and get an innocent person hurt.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:15 PM
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Default Re: any michigan gun owners out there?

check out www.Michigan gun owners.com
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:00 PM
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I understand when you say there should he training. I have been around guns and shooting them my entire life. I would like to think I know my way around guns more than a lot of people out there, and I am proud I have the right to own firearms and the only reason I open carry now is because I don't have my cpl, im sure I will continue to open carry after I get my col also but as of now I can't get it. Im not going to be one of the dumb people that is open carrying an AR or a shotgun, personaly I think that is stupid and they are just trying to get attension, but if I want to throw my SR9 in my holster so I feel more safe and make my friends and the people around me feel more safe then im going to do it. I wish they would have some manditory classes and make it an open carry license that you can get. I have already taken some tactical shooting and gun awarness classes on my own so that I feel safer. I don't do it to get the attention, I do it to protect me and people close to me. I do it as a procautionary thing. Trust me I would rather never have to use my gun againts someone. But im dam sure going to have it on me incase a situation ever does occur

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And to who ever told me to check out MGO, I am already a member there, and a member of MOC, and a member of the SCC
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: any michigan gun owners out there?

The problem with waiting for the police is the fact that there is a good chance by the time they get to you well you will already be dead.


The only time i really open carry up here is in the woods. I even had a couple state cops that i know well tell me if i go in to a couple areas last summer to make sure i had my pistol on me. Reason being is the fact that i don't know if you know this or not but Weed Fields are becoming a big problem up here. The fields a big and well guarded and if you don't know where you are and happen to stumble in to one you can be in some big trouble. I know i dont want to hope that the cops will come when i am 30 mins from the nearest town and i am 5 or 10 miles back in the woods on two tracks.
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