I went to Wal-mart to do a few things and had an interesting encounter. I've carried open there a thousand times with nothing beyond a few strange looks. I stayed at the store longer than usual because there was a company set up doing free health screens...so I had my blood drawn and stood around waiting for results before I went about my shopping business.
After about 45 minutes, I had made my way to the photo counter and a large gentleman approached me looking like he was on a mission. He said, "Maam, I'm from the 'Asset Protection Department' and I've noticed you are carrying your firearm open. Do you have a license to do that?" I proceeded to tell him that I wasn't required by KY state law to be licensed to carry my pistol open, but if he was concerned, I did have a license to carry it concealed. He said, "Well, do you have a problem with anyone in the store?" I said, absolutely not. He said, "Well, okay. That's all I needed to know." And, he walked away just as quickly as he'd approached.
I'm assuming he'd been watching me on the cameras for quite some time. Maybe a customer was uncomfortable and 'reported me'. Not sure. But I thought it odd that someone in his 'department' wasn't aware that it is not illegal in KY to carry your pistol open. All in all, it was a good opportunity to educate the man and show him that pleasant, respectable women carry firearms too...not just the criminals.