Concealed Carry on The Course
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Edited by EZPZ - 7/8/14 at 2:16am
I'm all for exercising your right to have a firearm on you if you feel you could potentially need it. that being said, i just got my CC license in illinois and i don't think i'll be bringing mine to the course. however, i've never run into the situation you have and that would probably change my mind!
For what it's worth, my dad has a weapon on him at ALL times, including the course. although he is a retired state police officer and has a pretty jaded view of the world because of all he has seen.
I am all for the right to bear arms ... Lived 50 yrs of my life in Texas and I am 4 generation Texan ... So I get it ... But the day I feel I need to carry a gun on the golf course for my protection is the day I stop playing golf ...
In addition, I do not want anyone to feel the need to protect me ... Honestly I like my odds knowing where one shooter is ... I don't need another shooter in the mix ... Like a golf ball, a bullet does not know its intended target ...
haha yeah no kidding bshalcomb! it took forever for them to pass the CC laws in our state. we may have been the last one if i'm not mistaken? another excuse for me to buy some more firearms, currently don't have any that are ideal for CC.
Do you conceal the weapon in your bag I'm guessing?
yeah that's totally understandable, i guess i've just not played at a course in a shady area yet. i'm in an area with a fairly low crime rate and mainly planned on carrying while traveling. although after reading your last post i think i'll definately carry when i play while on vacation or if i go to an a course thats in a not so nice area.
I always carry some form of gun when I'm on the golf course. Me and my father had an incident a couple years back that led to this decision. We were playing a local course and were behind two guys, one of whom was very intoxicated. We pulled up on the 18th tee and these guys were nowhere in sight. We figured they packed it in, but waited a couple minutes just in case. After not seeing them, we teed off. As we get to our balls, these guys come tearing up in their cart right up to us from the adjacent fairway. One of them jumps out and started screaming obscenities at the top of his lungs. He went back to his bag, grabbed a club, and started to head towards us. Luckily his buddy stopped him and they went away but I seriously thought I might have to cave this guy's head in with my 8-iron. When I got my concealed handgun license i started carrying everywhere I was legally able. That includes golf courses. I normally pocket-carry a Beretta Jetfire .25 Auto and stick my Sig in my bag. I never let that bag out of my sight BTW. Anyone else carry on the course?
So you thought you might have to kill a drunk?
Now you're prepared.
You carry a gun on a frickin' golf course? That's freedom for you, is it?
Way to go
You're paranoid :-)
Went to A&M, Live in Dallas ... not a gun hobbyist (yet), but when I go to Oklahoma to work for a client, it seems everyone carries a gun. We had guys carry guns into the workplace. Crazy if you ask me. In Dallas, we have a group carrying AR-15s into Chipotle, Wal-Mart, Target to show their rights. Well, what it did was scare the be-jeezus out of the public.
I won't get into a gun discussion. Dallas National may be located in the south of Dallas, and the new Byron Nelson Course being designed by Crenshaw-Coors is also in the south of Dallas, but we're not talking public courses. Still, someone will eventually get the bright idea eventually to come after "upper crust" golfers ... although there is a public course in Oak Cliff (south Dallas) and I haven't heard any news stories about violence.
Although the OP apparently does not drink on the course, golf, guns, and alcohol is not a good combo ... the odds are that the trifecta will combine to produce violence in Texas.