Anybody got stats on open carriers being shot?

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Anybody got stats on open carriers being shot?

Postby AlanM » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:18 pm

I just came across this article:
OPEN CARRY: People Are FLIPPING Out Over This VIRAL Pic (Does It Bother YOU?)

I assume that it's due to the venue that most of the comments are positive but one thing that keeps coming up in those comments is the statement that they feel that if anything untoward were to happen the open carrier would be the first person shot.

Can anyone provide any statistics to validate this opinion?

Has anybody noticed ANY stories of open carriers being shot during an altercation or robbery?
I mean BEFORE they drew their weapon.

BTW - I open carry every time I leave the house, everywhere I legally can (which in this part of Virginia is pretty much everywhere).
That includes my doctor's office (which isn't in a hospital).
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Re: Anybody got stats on open carriers being shot?

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:22 pm

AlanM wrote:...

I assume that it's due to the venue that most of the comments are positive but one thing that keeps coming up in those comments is the statement that they feel that if anything untoward were to happen the open carrier would be the first person shot.

Can anyone provide any statistics to validate this opinion?

Has anybody noticed ANY stories of open carriers being shot during an altercation or robbery...


Nope. Hasn't happened.
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Re: Anybody got stats on open carriers being shot?

Postby Brian D. » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:23 pm

Shot, no. Disarmed by force, yes, maybe four or five times in 15-20 years. Situational awareness of the carrier was terrible in most if not all of those cases.
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Re: Anybody got stats on open carriers being shot?

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:21 pm

Brian D. wrote:Shot, no. Disarmed by force, yes, maybe four or five times in 15-20 years. Situational awareness of the carrier was terrible in most if not all of those cases.


There have even been attacks and attempted disarms of concealed carriers that have accidentally exposed their gun or even printed.

Bob Owens, the editor of BearingArms.com, has quite a bit of research supporting NOT open carrying, but no incidents of open carriers actually being shot, let alone "shot first".
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Re: Anybody got stats on open carriers being shot?

Postby 3FULLMAGS+1 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:28 am

MyWifeSaidYes wrote:
Brian D. wrote:Shot, no. Disarmed by force, yes, maybe four or five times in 15-20 years. Situational awareness of the carrier was terrible in most if not all of those cases.


There have even been attacks and attempted disarms of concealed carriers that have accidentally exposed their gun or even printed.

Bob Owens, the editor of BearingArms.com, has quite a bit of research supporting NOT open carrying, but no incidents of open carriers actually being shot, let alone "shot first".



Research ? ? ? Guess we should all go read that so we can see what we are NOT doing wrong......(I think I said that right).
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