Although we can view OC without panic, a lot of people who've never been around guns or don't know the law for that matter, can't. Now I know what they were trying to do but this more than likely added to the fire when you have people trying to shove their rights down others' throats. Don't forget, we're on your side. We should also try and be as cordial as possible because if it was I that wasn't armed talking to someone that was, it would sure make me feel more comfortable and at ease knowing that this person was easy to talk to. Remember, an armed society should be a polite society. We can educate others a lot more effectively by being polite. And unfortunately our views on firearms does't resonate with 100% of the populous.
California has allowed weapons to be displayed in public, provided they are not loaded. Gun enthusiasts took advantage of that to gather at Bay Area Starbucks outlets last year with pistols on their hips. Police chiefs and sheriffs complained that panicked customers' calls were diverting them from chasing real criminals.