It's about picking one's fights and fighting smart.
Some folks here seem to be advocating running away from one.
"Don't OC because the public is not used to that and will call the police, and you (and us, by association) will look bad."
How do you suppose the public will get used to OC?
The other side has engaged in activism on a massive scale for 50+ years ..... as a result, their message is now the default position for the uninformed.
On the flip side carrying around an imitation MAC 10 just falls right into their hands and showing OCers as wack jobs.
Rosa Parks was protesting a law. If there is no law to protest and you're stated goal is to make Joe Blow more comfortable, this is like the exact opposite of the smart way to do it.