Open Carry "meets" do they really work?
I want to say I do not open carry. I can, it is legal in my state, but I choose not to. I also want to say I have no problem with those that do, it is your right.
I am going to try and ask this question correctly so as not to stir up a debate on OC vs CC because I already have my own mind made up on that issue. So here goes:
A number of Pro OC groups have weekly or monthly "meets" where they get coffee or breakfast and I guess talk about guns or something. I often hear pro OC people say how these groups are such a great way to help defend our 2nd amendment and so forth. But do they really?
My local OC group (whom I have never met or been to any of their meetings) is made up of maybe 10 or 12 guys. That is only 10 or 12 votes on election day. So they can vote for pro gun laws, but what other things do they do to help? I ask this because I would really like to know. If they are doing some good maybe I should offer my time and skills. But to me, from the outside looking in, it seems OC meets are little more than a way to draw attention to oneself and do more harm than good.
So the question is, do these groups really have a positive impact, has it ever been quantified, and what are the impacts?
Example, did any OC group in WI work to get the CC laws changed or was that someone else?