Open Carry on a bicycle

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Re: Open Carry on a bicycle

Postby Javelin Man » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:06 pm

Amish have been known to receive a DWI or DUI or whatever the acronym is this decade, while sitting behind a horse on their buggy. What the horse is doing sitting on their buggy, I don't know! :P
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Re: Open Carry on a bicycle

Postby curmudgeon3 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:10 am

Javelin Man wrote:Amish have been known to receive a DWI or DUI or whatever the acronym is this decade, while sitting behind a horse on their buggy. What the horse is doing sitting on their buggy, I don't know! :P

Its probably the horse that Colin Kaepernick rode in on. :|
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Re: Open Carry on a bicycle

Postby AlanM » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:32 pm

I'd just like to point out that there is a difference between riding a horse drunk and riding a drunk horse.
If you are ON the horse is it a vehicle?
How old is the drunk horse?
Could under age drinking be a problem?
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Re: Open Carry on a bicycle

Postby 3FULLMAGS+1 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:01 am

AlanM wrote:I'd just like to point out that there is a difference between riding a horse drunk and riding a drunk horse.
If you are ON the horse is it a vehicle?
How old is the drunk horse?
Could under age drinking be a problem?


Well this discussion "started out" on a serious note anyway.....but thanks to Alan, well......

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Re: Open Carry on a bicycle

Postby schmieg » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:29 pm

MyWifeSaidYes wrote:Great.

Now I have to see a man about a horse.

:P

When I was in Louisiana two weeks ago, they charged a woman on a horse with DUI.
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Re: Open Carry on a bicycle

Postby Atilla » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:13 am

Back to the topic, sort of.

While bicycles are not motor vehicles according to ORC, they are vehicles.
So, according to ORC 2901.09 there is no duty to retreat from your vehicle (defined in 2901.05B4 as motorized or not motorized) before using force in self defense.
I ride a bike, a lot. And ( conceal)carry when I can. I also run cameras fore and aft, but that's a different matter.



2901.09 No duty to retreat in residence or vehicle.
(A) As used in this section, "residence" and "vehicle" have the same meanings as in section 2901.05 of the Revised Code.

(B) For purposes of any section of the Revised Code that sets forth a criminal offense, a person who lawfully is in that person's residence has no duty to retreat before using force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person's residence, and a person who lawfully is an occupant of that person's vehicle or who lawfully is an occupant in a vehicle owned by an immediate family member of the person has no duty to retreat before using force in self-defense or defense of another.

Cite as R.C. § 2901.09

Effective Date: 2008 SB184 09-09-2008.
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