open carry


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open carry

n.
The practice of carrying a weapon, especially a handgun, in public places.

open carry v.
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Kroger (KR) is asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into its stores in states where "open carry" is allowed, unless they are authorized law enforcement officers, CNBC's Lauren Thomas reports, citing an emailed statement from Jessica Adelman, group vice president of corporate affairs.
Walmart also said it will direct consumers not to carry firearms into its stores, a practice that is legal in "open carry" states but which has sparked safety scares in recent weeks.
"These incidents are concerning and we would like to avoid them, so we are respectfully requesting that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores or Sam's Clubs in states where 'open carry' is permitted -- unless they are authorized law enforcement officers," McDillon wrote.
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Therefore, Richter continued, "it is clear the legislature would not have intended the incongruous result that where individuals are prohibited by law from concealed carrying firearms in certain places those individuals could open carry a firearm."
The Varsity bar will be open, and it's an "open carry" day.
As of January 1, 2016, Texas instituted open carry for the first time in over 100 years.
But she is opposed to open carry laws that allow people to carry unconcealed weapons, and to the state law that allows guns on public college and university campuses in Texas.
Some churches responded to the Texas open carry law by more proactively banning gun carrying in church, which the law allows individual houses of worship to do.
(August 23, 2017) Opponents of gun rights are now using the horror and stupidity of the Charlottesville protests to declare open carry of firearms a "loophole," which of course must be closed posthaste.
And now is the time to look to that history and prohibit open carry, before the next Charlottesville.