In the aftermath of a shooting your local authorities yank your CCW permit. You know that the deceased has family and friends who will come after you.
Do you carry without a permit, deep concealment, and so in protecting yourself you also break the law? Or do you depend on another, less effective weapon? Or, do you lie down and take it? Or, do you do something else I've not listed?
In Indiana I must have my permit to carry open as well. Go off your state's laws.
This site is devoted to LEGAL open and concealed carry.
While some State laws are (admittedly) overly restrictive and unfair - our forum members (on this site) are expected to abide by their respective state carry rules and regulations or...shut up about it.
PLEASE NOTE: Any admission of any form of illegal carry will be highly unappreciated and deleted A.S.A.P.