States that do not prohibit the open carrying of firearms only allow people with permits to do so, and openly carried firearms must be unloaded, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Some states do not allow the open carrying of firearms.
Some states that do allow the open carrying of firearms may have restrictions depending on the nature of the occasion or the specific area within the state. For example, some states do not allow open carrying of firearms in heavily populated areas, states the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Some states specify the type of guns that can be carried openly, while the state of Arkansas prohibits the carrying of handguns openly or concealed if the shotgun is readily available to be used as a weapon against another person.
The state of Arkansas provides specific areas in which residents can carry their guns, such as their residential or business premises, explains the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. A person cannot carry his gun in a commercial vehicle, such as a taxi. Members of law enforcement, such as correction officers, enforcement officers and the armed forces, are not prohibited if they are on duty.
In Connecticut, a person wishing to carry a pistol or a revolver must get a state permit. This does not apply to his dwelling or business premise, says the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Delaware has no prohibitions regarding the carrying of firearms. Generally, Florida prohibits the open carrying of firearms angrily, rudely, threateningly or carelessly unless in a case of self defense.