I don't open carry, as it is illegal in my state, but I find the various attitudes interesting. Historically, CONCEALED carry was seen as shady, as it was thought that only someone up to no good would hide their gun. More recently, that attitude has almost completely flipped. Strange. Especially since criminals do indeed seem to "Concealed carry". I'm not trying to make a point, really, just commenting.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.