There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for a civilian to carry openly in the populated public. There just isnt.
Open carry is a deterrent - your not a cop, your not there to deter, by carrying open you paint the same target on your back that a cop has... only your back isnt protected by a vest, nor partner.
I'll get to the point of it all - If I were a badguy and intent on committing a crime against or around an OC'r, you can be certain that the OC'r will be my very first target and they will not see it coming.
Last edited by Dashunde; April 24, 2011 at 08:56 PM.