Here in my area OC is fairly common although I haven't considered it. Over the holidays, some friends came over unexpectedly, and their little boy caught a glimpse of my carry gun w/holster. Those friends have never returned or called, even after I sent them a holiday card. In an area such as mine where everyone knows everyone, it can be a source of unwanted attention. On another occasion, I was out with my dogs and was wearing my fanny pack. Again, a curious neighbor asked what I had inside. Nobody ever ask what a woman carries in her purse, so the perception of gun simply bothers some people. It sucks, but that's just how it is.