Now, see, this is a position I can respect:
I have open carried when I was not legally allowed to conceal but prefer to conceal when I can. I have found that it is just easier to go about your day and interact with people when they have no knowledge of you having a firearm. First impressions are important and cannot be erased. Many develop a poor perception of someone when they appear with [...]
And, yes, I am speaking from experience:
(Courtesy of my parents, though I did modify it a bit.)
Remember that admonition to “Do not be an asshole“?
Yeah, that is a two-edged sword, and it cuts just as deeply on the supposedly-pro-rights-but-anti-open-carry camp (if the anchor link fails, just find “Gunnutmegger”‘s first comment, and read through to the end of the thread) as it does on the pro-open-carry-and-obnoxious-about-it camp (scroll down to comment #110, and then up to see what he was talking about).
Whereas not being an asshole and simply [...]