Here come the LEO examples and the anecdotal civilian examples. Anyhoo, I would not change my position. It is up to every one to determine what they want to do with lives as long as it is legal and they do not intend to put others peoples lives at risk.I still don't believe the "OC'ing makes you a target" nonsense. Show me some facts to support it and I'll consider changing my position.
But I like Rob Pincus. So I'll let it slide.
Does that also include the LE officer patrolling a beer tent solo etc...?..or the State Police in my state that generally ride w/o a partner?To the Bad Guys you are identical to...and will be treated exactly like...the visibly armed guard.
If the point is all about the odds of OC risk Vs CC risk, it will be difficult to quantify with [ANY] degree of certainty.That is my only point.
Merely carrying openly isn't making a political statement anyway. It only does so for those purposely making a political statement.I OC at times. Where I live, in rural Shelby County Tennessee, it is common enough that there is no political statement being made if you OC. No one gives it a second glance unless they are from the NorthEast here visiting for some reason.
Agreed We should get people away from there fears of firearms. In Vermont there are people who OC all the time. At my home range I shoot all the time. Handguns and long guns. My shooting bench is 30 feet from a road. Yes its safe and legal. I've actually had people stop and ask me about firearms. Evan had a cop stop there once. I let him shoot my Ballard. He fell in love with it.Well, if the concern we now have is that an OC'er will be shot on sight as a person enters a pharmacy or bank or whatever...wouldn't the best thing to is to have everyone OC? I don't think most folks will go rob a bank when they know everyone is carrying.