Not that I’d ask or anything

I have long suspected that universal open-carry laws would discourage rather a lot of perp wannabes on sight, which is probably why we don’t have them: the criminals would probably sue you for restraint of trade, or some such foolishness. However, concealed carry is legal in most civilized parts of the country, though I’ve occasionally found myself wondering how women can conceal at all, given the dictates of fashion.

Which, I suppose, demonstrates that I am a bonehead, since “you do not have to dress like a nun to conceal the tools necessary to defend yourself.” Consider me set straight.

(Holsters at the above link by Michael’s Custom Holsters.)



  1. Tatyana »

    6 February 2011 · 6:34 pm

    Holsters appears to be a fashionable topic.

  2. Jennifer »

    6 February 2011 · 9:02 pm

    Glad I could assist with the setting straight.

  3. Dan B »

    7 February 2011 · 8:59 pm

    I have to disagree. CCWs are awesome, Open-Carrys are an invite to disaster.

    Instead of discouraging crime, you would be ENCOURAGING it. Too many people are too incompetent to openly carry firearms. All the criminal has to do is reach into the holster, pull out the gun, and start shooting, three seconds tops and the first bullet for the gun’s previous owner’s head. The criminal doesn’t even have to bring their own gun to the robbery or the murder; somebody living (and dying) out a 1950s TV Western fantasy buys the gun & ammo for them.

    Pass an Arizona-style Open-Carry law here, and we’ll lose it AND CCW within ten years, with the gun-strippers saying “See we told you so” all the way to the ballot box and the Capitol. Pass an Open-Carry strict enough to actually do any good, and too many of the supporters will be whining about how it’s too tough to get one.

    CCW is the best path. What the criminal doesn’t know discourages him the most.

  4. Jennifer »

    8 February 2011 · 8:06 am

    Doesn’t seem to be playing out that way in Arizona, Vermont, or Alaska. What would make Oklahoma so very different?

  5. canadienne »

    8 February 2011 · 7:41 pm

    I need to get a gun to feel safe in your country? Keeping my tix to Heathrow.

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