Buck, the quesrtion is not wether or not it should offend anyone. Quite obviously, to us at least, it shouldn't.
Nevertheless, it often does.
And when voters are offended, they will vote against those who offend therm.
And what do we gain with the attitude of "By golly, I can do it, so I'm a-gonna do it, whether you like it or not?" Bearing in mind that those folks write letters to their elected officials just as we do. And they vote.
To use a quaint old expression, when we open carry, we are shooting ourselves in the foot.
The soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as the prisoner's chains. Dwight Eisenhower