Stove , I don't think most people get it (we get it here) but i never OC in front of my employees for that reason . I have a couple libs that are good fabricators and I don't want to rock the boat .
Once all my employees leave for the day i do OC for the extra hour or so at the end of the day . Salespeople that came later in the day have seen me open carry .
I won't even OC in front of my employees in VA when we were working at the Costco in Sterling . But once i leave i OC from that point and if i stop for lunch in VA.
You were within the law and following the law but still have to hear the grief and have the possibilty of losing business and work . It sucks all ways i know .