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Idaho Open Carry

This is just a quick note to introduce Idaho Open Carry to you. Click the link and visit the site for more information. Here’s a bit more, but again, go there for a lot more.

EVERYONE SHOULD OPEN CARRY (OC) WHEN THEY CAN (AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY) AND CONCEAL CARRY (CC) WHEN THEY CANNOT.

Does the thought of carrying openly in public make you nervous, uncomfortable or fearful? If so, then learning these few facts may help to settle your nerves and alleviate your fears.

Anthropologist Charles Springwood defined it well when he said that Open Carriers are trying to “naturalize the presence of guns, which means that guns become ordinary, omnipresent, and expected. Over time, the gun becomes a symbol of ordinary personhood.”


Open Carry is the first line of defense against the anti-gun groups and its first casualty in states where it is not practiced. If you don’t use it, you lose it. 95% of Idaho residents do not know you can Open Carry without a permit and we will lose our rights when we remain ignorant of them.

Finally, but equally important, we Open Carry for our defense – and – it allows criminals to make well informed decisions, which are unavailable to them when they are around those who Conceal Carry.

I will say, as a counterpoint, that concealed carry adds the element of surprise to your armed self-defense. In some cases, that could be an important factor. Very few of us will ever experience an armed confrontation. Guessing what form that may take if it ever happens is nearly impossible. I sure won’t presume to guess for you.

Make your own choices, but Open Carry is a public service as mentioned above. Carrying at all is a decision to participate in the defense of your community as well as yourself. All are good.