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Posted: 4/19/2007 1:15:49 AM EST
In the U.S open carrying of handguns and rifles is illegal, correct?

If not, please tell me what states permit open carry. Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 1:17:50 AM EST
AZ handguns can be opened carry. In a holster of course, you can't go brandishing it.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 1:19:13 AM EST
Open carry is controlled at the state and/or local level. There are states that allow open carry. AZ allows open carry. PA did at one time. I don't know if that is still true.

Link Posted: 4/19/2007 1:26:49 AM EST

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AZ handguns can be opened carry. In a holster of course, you can't go brandishing it.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but a holster isn't necessary if it is just tucked into the waistband but still visible, right?  
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 1:31:46 AM EST

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AZ handguns can be opened carry. In a holster of course, you can't go brandishing it.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but a holster isn't necessary if it is just tucked into the waistband but still visible, right?  


I think the holster itself has to be visible. I wouldn't be surprised that covering any part of the firearm with something not firearm related being construed as concealed.

ETA: I personally would never attempt to skirt that law like that. Carry open outside clothing or get a CCW.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 1:31:58 AM EST
PA is still legal but you'll probably get a lot of unwanted attention.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 1:56:03 AM EST
Open-carry rifles is definitely illegal, correct? [/stupid question, but i need to be sure]
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 2:11:33 AM EST

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Open-carry rifles is definitely illegal, correct? [/stupid question, but i need to be sure]


In many/most cases, no, not at all.  However, once again, the "unwanted attention" aspect comes to mind.  In many cases, the open carry of rifles is actually never addressed, specifically, in the legal code.  This harkens to the not-so-long-ago days of frequent hunting, etc.  It wasn't long ago, at all, that guns were carried by youngsters on the school bus for after school squirrel hunts, etc.  It's handguns that have historically garnered most of the legislation regarding carry and transport.  Rifles, not so much.  YIMMV.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 2:16:17 AM EST
Open carry of long arms (rifles and shotguns) isn't illegal in Texas.  
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 2:18:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 2:22:49 AM EST
I don't see anything in the United States Code that prevents it.

So if it is illegal, it would be because of your state laws.

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