Well specifically... what if I were encountered by a LEO? And what kind of stores are we talking about here? Can anyone legally walk into a Walmart, or Concord Mills Mall for example while open carrying?
Find just one instance of that actually happening. It does not. Even if you found one, it would be statistically insignificant. Occasionally folks get some flak over OC, but shot for it? Most criminals are looking for an easy target, and an armed target is not an easy one. They will look elsewhere.When I am in Rowan Co. I conceal because it is a tactical advantage. The BG doesn't pay me anymore attention than he does anyone else. If he sees I am carrying I will be his first target so he can get on with the crime.
There is only a size restriction. Can't OC an easily concealable pistol, under 6" IIRC.The discussion was good; but, there is Chapel Hill NC do not open carry there.