Sigh. I am sick of the in-fighting. You don’t want to open carry? Fine, then don’t, but don’t tell others that they shouldn’t simply because YOU don’t like it. It makes you sound like some smarmy liberal.
… or an anti-rights bigot.
And that is all that really needs to be said. Openly carrying a firearm is a choice, just like carrying a firearm at all, or owning a firearm, or any other choice is. It is one that should be made freely, with as full knowledge of the potential problems, complications, benefits, and realities as we can get, but it is still a choice that individuals should make of their own free will, not one that should be forced upon them by other people.
And just like all choices, open carry is not for everyone, just like carrying in general is not for everyone, and just like owning a firearm is not for everyone. However, unlike the concealed-carry-only bigots out there, I will never force you to carry a firearm in a certain fashion (or carry or own a firearm at all, but that is tangential).
Why do folks supposedly on the pro-rights side of the fence feel it is appropriate to dictate other people’s actions based on their own personal beliefs, preferences, and concerns? Baseless hysteria and fearmongering used to be the sole domain of the anti-rights cultists… what changed?
I guess the good news is that some purportedly pro-rights folks could think we are spanking the "gun control" extremists so hard that they have to go and create "enemies"…