Concealed to open or car, and/or which and when appropriate...huh?
Does anyone know or heard of a case where someone got busted for going from concealed to open carry? I'm pretty new at this and I'm wondering...something...but I can't even formulate the question! I guess I'm wondering whether there has ever been a case where someone was in the wrong for doing this--or vice versa--from open or car to concealed.
This post is stemming from my problem with getting my mind around the fact that, as an MP, we HAD to exercise a "show of force" before progressing up the use of force ladder. But as a civilian, if I run into trouble and 'brandish', I'm really in trouble, legally, and it can get me killed too. I understand that. What I can't get out of my mind is the value of a show of force, I guess. It is a valuable tool--just like mace or a club or a gun. But the only way I can think of that it could be used effectively is in showing up at a situation already in an open carry mode. Maybe some creative or semi-sarcastic communication that let the BG know that if he tries something he's toast.
Please don't just post the wrongness and dangers of brandishing. Got it--thanks. But please do post your thoughts about open vs. concealed vs. car carry: when to, not to, dangers, why, where, when, what color, you know...