Not just open
an exposed and unloaded gun
What the heck is the point of that?
Oh, wait here it is:
Supporters say the only person who knows whether the gun is loaded is the person carrying the gun.
True, but is someone who is actually planning on using their weapon to do harm and evil first, actually wear it exposed and in a holster, or second, really give a crap about committing a misdemeanor when they have some degree of murder on their minds?
Seems to me that this might be an effort to make open carry demonstrations unlawful rather than to actually do anything useful. Otherwise, why the "unloaded" specification?