I have made it known here on the forum that I open carry a majority of the time. And one reason, other than the biggest that it is just much more convenient and comfortable in the summer not to have to wear a covering garment, is that I want to exercise that right as vigorously as possible. I want the sheeple to know that a person who is carrying a gun is not a bag guy just because he has a gun.
When I started open carrying after moving here, I expected to have the cops show up because some sheep went nuts when they saw my gun. It has not happened. In fact, I have had no negative response at all. Honestly, the two reactions I have received so far have been positive.
It seems that the sheeple here either know that the carrying of a gun by a citizen, either openly or concealed is nothing to fear or, I look like a cop. Who knows?
What I do know is this: since I started open carrying, I feel less like I am doing something that might be frowned upon by the general population. In fact, I feel like now I don't really care if I startle a sheeple out there. If they react that way to me and my openly carried gun, they need to be woken up.