I find it somewhat perplexing that some on this forum seem to really not like those that open carry. In many, if not all, the states that allow open carry one does not need a permit to do so. Hmmm, sounds like the 2nd amendment at it finest. On the other hand most of the states that allow concealed carry require a paid permit and all sorts of "checks". Hmmmmm, sounds like infringement.
I find open carry being attacked as stupid, trying to prove a point, they make it bad for all of us, etc., etc. On the other had when we conceal carry we make no statements whatsoever regarding our 2nd amendment rights. Seems that those the conceal carry and bad mouth open carry every chance they get are living in the closet. Maybe its time to "Come Out".
Are we so naive to believe that die hard anti gun people can be convinced that it is the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms. For the most part open carry incidents do not turn off those that understand and agree that the 2nd amendment is a right the same as the right to worship as one sees fit.
Nothing we do or don't to will ever stop the anti gun people/media from say "see, see, see we told you so". Darn never everything in America has become "them and us", "left and right", "blue and red", liberal and conservative", etc. To think that the 2nd amendment advocates will ever convince the anti 2nd amendments otherwise is futile. The "We" as it was meant to be is long gone and it doesn't seem the "them and us" well ever end.
Good example is the federal government split 2 ways which for the most part always has been at least is the last 100 or so years. However at least years ago the government did accomplish things. Now the "them and us" is so strong that neither side will give and neither side has accomplished anything in a long time. America is turning stagnant.