I get up every day and pretty much follow the same routine. I get dressed, put on my gun and grab my wallet. It contains my concealed carry permit, drivers license and other identification I might need. I don't grab them to cause a scene or in hopes there will be a problem; but if there is I want to be prepared.
In states where O.C. is the only way to carry, the people I've talked to say that it is best to carry a recording device of some sort, just in case. Not to cause a scene but for your own defense.
Maybe some feel it would be better if folks wouldn't O.C. at all, it just draws too much attention. If so what would we have them do for personal protection?
Keep in mind that if they can do without a firearm, so can we. If pepper spray or a whistle would work for them then it logically would also work for us.
I've worn a badge in an open carry state and some of the deputies didn't care and some were personally opposed to it. Personal opinion definitely impacted the deputies actions. My opinions impacted how I approached a situation.
We were taught that what ever else we did we had better "Cover Your Behind". That isn't the word the instructors used of course. LOL
Maybe the same thing goes where open carry is the only recourse. Maybe????