« Last post by Racerg on April 30, 2013, 11:29:07 PM »
I supported this bill because it helped normally lawful citizens keep from inadvertently breaking the law.
I have been a long time concealed carry permit holder, and currently have one, however there were several years when my permit had expired. I would carry at home, in my car, and at work if my work permitted it. The problem was every time I would stop to put gas in my car I would get one and a half legs out of the car before remembering to take my pistol out of the holster and stash it in my lock box.
The bill's sponsors main argument was that open carriers would be allowed to wear a coat. I've been in situation many times when I would carry on my farm but want to walk my dog down the street I'd have to make sure that my coat was not covering my pistol. Annoying.
I am definitely feel safer with my permit now, because I can carry loaded all the time, and also because I don't have to holster, unholster, load and unload multiple times during the day depending on my location and situation.