If I was in the store and someone was walking around with a gun on his hip I would be concerned.
If open carry is legal why would you be concerned? If you are afraid of people with guns why are you on a gun board?
OP has a legitimate complaint, he was being harassed by a deputy who did not like people carrying openly and he was trying to make it uncomfortable for him to discourage him from doing it again. It's moral morons like him that make laws necessary to reinforce our rights to bear arms. It's people like you that reinforce the attitudes of people like that deputy that he is doing the right thing even though he is wrong.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
Last edited by Old Grump; February 4, 2012 at 12:24 PM.