I’ve noticed that the problem with open carry… are the anti-open carry crowd.
What’s interesting, and rather quite telling, is that the only reason that open carry is in the media and being argued about… is that the anti-open carry crowd are the ones bringing it up or trying to teach lessons to the OCers.
I think the latest boutstarted with a loudmouthed jackass bashing everybody who OCs with one huge blanket statement. His beef was over the folks in Cali who OC’ed shotguns and then claimed that the only reason that Cali banned OC was because of them. No, they just reminded Cali that it was legal. Can’t have that. If not them, then someone else. You can’t fight the laws until you fall victim to them.
The ONLY public backlash that might arguably not have happened was the Michigan library incident with the fellow OCing a shotgun. I say arguably because the guy OCing had no choice. If he was going to carry an implement with which to defend himself, it was going to be a shotgun due to the guy’s age. It was not legally permissible for him to carry a handgun to begin with.
I’ve only seen 1 story that told of a guy having his open carry gun stolen by a criminal. The other stories were of pro-gun people teaching a lesson.
If you want to OC, then OC. If you don’t, then don’t, but shut your suck instead of bashing those that do. The benefits that the Open Carry movement have provided have been 100 fold over the few negative instances about Open Carry.
(Edited fer bad grammers)