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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/9/2006 6:42:27 PM EDT
.....Since Ohioans now have the option to get CCW permit....does this mean we can no longer "open carry"?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:49:18 PM EDT
Doesn't effect it.

I still do when I'm squirrel hunting.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:56:55 AM EDT
You can still open carry. (but the sheep may not understand)
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 12:16:36 PM EDT
Open carry is still fine. Some folks might freak out, depending on where you live. Nobody around here cares too much, unless I was to head into Toledo. Personally, I don't like the attention. I carry openly around my own property, most times. I carry openly while visting neighbors. It just depends.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 12:23:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Open carry is still fine. Some folks might freak out, depending on where you live. Nobody around here cares too much, unless I was to head into Toledo. Personally, I don't like the attention. I carry openly around my own property, most times. I carry openly while visting neighbors. It just depends.


You can also CCW on your own land. Even if your own land is a suburban backyard.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 12:47:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Open carry is still fine. Some folks might freak out, depending on where you live. Nobody around here cares too much, unless I was to head into Toledo. Personally, I don't like the attention. I carry openly around my own property, most times. I carry openly while visting neighbors. It just depends.


You can also CCW on your own land. Even if your own land is a suburban backyard.



Yup! In my case, it's a couple of acres. I carried concealed from time to time on my own property prior to obtaining my CCW. Around here, it's just easier for me to carry openly, though. Around friends, and family, it's just easier. Actually, it's not even intentional. I just don't worry about concealment. If I'm going into town, I make sure everything's well hidden - mostly because I don't want a bunch of undue attention...legal or not.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:21:51 PM EDT
We had an incident on our street several months back. I was firing up the grill when I noticed a PD bird overing overhead. Not knowing exactly what was going on, I strapped my P226 on as a precaution. I kept it out in the open as a visual deterrent.

Turns out the PD was pursuing some drug dealers running through and hiding in some neighborhood yards. I was walking the street and conversing with neighbors and both Cincinnati and Norwood PD and nobody gave the gun a second glance...well some of the neighbors did but I like to keep them on their toes.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:25:37 PM EDT
...so as I understand it.....if you can LEGALLY own your firearm, you can legally carry it? ....That's great....I had a Sherriff ask why I would want it in the open, and I replied that a perp would be looking for an easy target, and that a visible firearm would be a deterrent. I do a lot of work in the ghettos of Cleveland and have heard gunshots on more that one occasion while on the job. And I , just like anyone else, would like to return home to my family every night. Thanks for the input everyone!!! SEMPER FI!!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:36:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JarheadPatriot:
...so as I understand it.....if you can LEGALLY own your firearm, you can legally carry it? ....That's great....I had a Sherriff ask why I would want it in the open, and I replied that a perp would be looking for an easy target, and that a visible firearm would be a deterrent. I do a lot of work in the ghettos of Cleveland and have heard gunshots on more that one occasion while on the job. And I , just like anyone else, would like to return home to my family every night. Thanks for the input everyone!!! SEMPER FI!!!



Well...

...check and make sure Cleveland is ok with it. As far as Ohio law goes, you're in the clear. Cleveland may see it differently.

As to the deterrent school of thought, there's another school as well: That if the SHTF, you'll be the first one targeted since you're the guy with the gun. To be honest, I'm not sure which school of thought I subscribe to. I would just as soon obtain a CCW if you haven't already, and not alarm anyone. If you open carry in Cleveland, you WILL freak people out. Personally, I don't want the attention. YMMV.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:51:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:

Originally Posted By JarheadPatriot:
...so as I understand it.....if you can LEGALLY own your firearm, you can legally carry it? ....That's great....I had a Sherriff ask why I would want it in the open, and I replied that a perp would be looking for an easy target, and that a visible firearm would be a deterrent. I do a lot of work in the ghettos of Cleveland and have heard gunshots on more that one occasion while on the job. And I , just like anyone else, would like to return home to my family every night. Thanks for the input everyone!!! SEMPER FI!!!



Well...

...check and make sure Cleveland is ok with it. As far as Ohio law goes, you're in the clear. Cleveland may see it differently.

As to the deterrent school of thought, there's another school as well: That if the SHTF, you'll be the first one targeted since you're the guy with the gun. To be honest, I'm not sure which school of thought I subscribe to. I would just as soon obtain a CCW if you haven't already, and not alarm anyone. If you open carry in Cleveland, you WILL freak people out. Personally, I don't want the attention. YMMV.



exacty! while open carry might work with state law, its not ok as far as all local ordinances. You have to check to make shure that watever town/village/city your in doesnt have a law prohibiting open carry. I do believe that if the CCW reform bill passes that is no longer an issue.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:08:22 AM EDT
is columbus good for open carry?.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:32:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 12:33:17 AM EDT by Magurgle]
If i remember correctly clevelnad won't let you have it loaded. I think you can carry open, but empty. A few cities had laws like that.

Also if you have your CCW you can no longer carry open.hinking.gif
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:13:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Magurgle:

Also if you have your CCW you can no longer carry open.



Wrong. I was told that at my CHL classes, but they were wrong too.


· Does Ohio's CCW law impact Open Carry?

Absolutely not. This legislation has never restricted or limited open carry, and based on the Ohio Supreme Court decision it is feasible that any effort to restrict open carry would be illegal.

The Attorney General's office has stated as follows:
Sir,

There is no truth to the statement that having a concealed weapons license means you have forfeited the ability to carry openly. No one in the attorney general's office should have or would give such advice.

Mark Gribben
Director of Constituent Services
Office of Attorney General Jim Petro


Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:17:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:21:38 PM EDT
i open carryed in walmart "medina" and wendys... "parma hts"
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:28:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By howster:
is columbus good for open carry?.



Kolumbus would be a GREAT place to open carry, they love guns around here.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:30:53 PM EDT
if your going to do it, do it good...


Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:07:55 AM EDT
Thanks again, everyone.......SemperFi!
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