A Kansas issue, might apply other areas
Open carry is legal under state law and restricted in many cities. CCH provides preemption for concealed carry.
In the rural cities, open carry usually doesn't raise alarms. But even were legal, open carry can result in a 911 call and all that entails.
Even when legal the police will respond and then they will tell the person who was alarmed that it is legal, "Nothing we can do."
That is the issue right now, there is a resolution on the November 2010 ballot to amend the Kansas Bill of Rights to specifically protect the right of the individual to keep and bear arms.
Until that very important vote takes place, open carry should be carefully considered as to how it might effect the sheep when they go vote in November. They might want to pass a law to restrict open carry and might vote against the right.