This Guy Has A Problem With Concealed Carry, But Supports Your 2nd Amendment. His Reasoning? Wait For It…


A forum thread about concealed carry was sent to my inbox and while I usually don’t look at these, this one stood out to me for some reason… even before I clicked to read.

The OP, Punisher75, states his case for his disgust of concealed carry. However, he’s for open carry and 2A rights. Here’s his breakdown:

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First off I am all for the people right to keep and bare arms, but am totally against most forms of concealed carry.
Why you ask?
Because I am more in favor of Open Carry instead.
When I go into a store it would bother me to see that “bulge” of someones hidden firearm under their shirt.
Cause it seem like they are hiding something, like they don’t want people to know that they have a gun.

Open Carry is much more honest to me it says, “Hey I am just a guy standing here with my gun, I am not hiding anything and I am not up anything shady, I just happen to have my firearm with me.”


Maybe its just because I grew up in a town with like 300 total people in it and folks would walk down the street with their rifle and even go into the local country store with their gun to buy ammo, a coke and candy bar, before going out hunting or shooting.

Is it just me?
Maybe I don’t trust people enough who don’t want me to know they are armed.

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Punisher75 is scared of a bulge. It’s apparent. The concept to grasp here is that, maybe, a person is carrying concealed because they don’t want to draw attention to themselves. They don’t want people to know they’re armed.

The OP seems to be confusing the law-abiding vs the criminal. Is a criminal going to open carry in a state that allows it? Highly doubtful.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

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  • OneOfTheGoodGuys

    If there’s a bulge, you ain’t doing it right! I think open carry folks should be allowed to open carry, but I’d rather have the element of surprise if I’m attacked.

  • oldhess

    Anybody that uses the word “cause” can’t be trusted anyway. I mean, is your life so busy that those extra two keystrokes are entirely too time consuming? Two keystrokes are the difference between an educated opinion and moronic trolling.

  • C Proescher

    His reasoning doesn’t bother me at all. Historically, open carry has always been seen as the honest man’s way of carrying. Concealed carry was the mark of the brigand, thief, or riverboat gambler, and the reason why states required background checks and licensing of those who wished to conceal.

    Personally, I don’t care if someone carries openly or concealed, so long as they care enough about themselves and others to carry in the first place.

  • BlueSCCY

    Great thing about America is it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t like it…..

  • Tboltdon

    Living in a country with many diverse opinions,some extreme, I don’t open carry because if a bad guy would see the gun he most likely would take you out first, on the other side, some extreme anti gun might call the cops, or cause a ruckus.

  • Mark

    The problem with open carry I see off the bat is that it makes you a target. If you are in a situation where an armed person looking to do harm is involved and he sees your ‘open carry’ firearm on your side, you will be the first one targeted when the shooting begins. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d rather be inconspicuous with my firearm and not guarantee myself as being the first target in a situation like this.

  • russell gray

    We as a nation, men, carried their rifles and pistols everywhere until some socialist coward politician banned them in a town. Then it spread. Soon entire countries were disarming their populations to control them. I say bring back open carry and bring back common sense and self responsibility.

  • RN

    In small tows, open carrying isn’t that big of a deal. Open carrying in cities are a bigger deal. Some people freak out and most people are nervous., Conceal carrying puts everyone at ease because they have no idea that when they walk into a store there could be several people concealing firearms.

  • Tim Woods

    You should have ignored that gibberish along with the rest of them.

  • Stu Chisholm

    If he’s noticing my bulge, he’s got other problems. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. :)

  • C. D. Carney

    He probably doesn’t want to be near me if there’re nice lookin’ girls present :P Now that’s printing.

  • Jonathan Edsell

    He lost me at ‘town of 300’