A response to the recent trend of openly carrying firearms in public places like coffee shops, restaurants, public parks and political rallies. The Law Center details which states permit, and which states prohibit, the open carrying of handguns and long guns – both in public on the person and within vehicles. Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences also discusses the dangers of openly carrying firearms and notes that the Second Amendment does not confer a right to openly carry a firearm in public and is not an obstacle to laws prohibiting open carry.

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