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Shout out to Sgt. Markham
Three bills have been proposed in Tallahassee, Florida that would extend the rights of gun owners in the state of Florida. Â One deals with the medical profession and record keeping on guns, another a prohibition onÂ preemptionÂ of FL State law, and the third and most interesting to me is an open carry provision.
I pretty much laid it all out in the title. Â I think it is important and beneficial to have an open carry law and as a general rule I think that open carry is a bad practice. Â Today I’ll explain.
Open carry laws give concealed carry holders some distinct advantages. Â One of the biggest worries of some folks that carry concealed is the possibility of accidentally exposing their firearm in public. Â All it takes is a monetary lapse in concentration and a stretch for a can on the top shelf at the grocery store to have an accidental exposure of their concealed weapon.
There are several possible outcomes from such an accidental exposure of a firearm.
- The most probable reaction is nothing
- Loss of tactical advantage
- LegalÂ difficulties
- Man with a Gun
An open carry law can help to alleviate some of these negative consequences and this is the sole reason I like to see legal open carry along with shall issue laws.
But note that I indicated I want to see open carry laws side by side with concealed carry. Â Concealed carry is superior to open carry for armed civilians for a few good reasons.
- HassleÂ avoidance
- Tactical advantage