"The Real Deal"
Well I was in the grocery store earlier and open carrying. I do have a cc license, and most of the time I carry concealed. However this evening my cc gun of choice was in another vehicle. So I was open carrying my glock 19. So the thought hit me as I was walking around with the wife. I always see alot of bad commemts about open carry ,like he must be trying to make a statement, or advance a certain agenda, or maybe they are looking for trouble. I assure you i am not any of these, just minding my own business, and protecting my own from danger. More so I see it like a fire extinguisher, its good when I need it, but the rest of the time its not my focus, other than maintenance, and staying proficient with its use. However the thought I had was I wonder how many potential robberies, or other trouble are averted by someone open carrying. I mean it would be hard to calculate since most will be unaware of potential danger, but it may cause a criminal from not doing anything, or in other words a deterent. So I thought how effective is it deterring bad people from doing bad things. I do realize that carrying open does in a way bring attention to you in a bad way, or single you out, however could it be in a good way as well? Its an interesting thought and I am curious of other peoples take on this stance. What are your thoughts lets hear them.