I think my previous post got deleted and I crossed the line of open carry discussion. It was risky that I posted what I did, but I thought the benefits would outweigh the risk. I don't want to "poke the bear" and make a mod's day more difficult, so I will keep my distance from that issue.I'd love for your post to be another thread to hear why people open carry.
EDITED BY MOD: Post being mentioned was moved here: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...you-think.html
The key word is exactly the issue: potential. Some simply don't want to be bothered with the "extra responsibility" (if you will) of openly carrying a firearm. If one is stopped while carrying, they don't want it to interfere with their day's itinerary.It appears so far that the only credible evidence against open carry is the potential for negative encounters with LEO and the general public who may be unfamiliar with the law.
A lot of discussion regarding pro/con of openly carrying is about the potential for something, same as carrying concealed, keeping a spare tire and cell phone, or having proper insurance. We do it for protection in the rare instance we might need it; we choose our method on a number of factors. I don't care how one carries a gun, so long as they are armed.