"should not be considered alarming for reasonable people in rural areas that may reasonably contain predatory animals."
I am in the choir here! I feel the same way that you do. The problem is; who's decision is it to determine this? I think that it is up to the officer in this case. Think about this; there was an individual who was "alarmed" enough to call the police for the way the MSG was carrying his weapon. Is this a ridiculous law? I think so. Was the MSG right? If he was in AZ probably yes. In TX?...
The natural state of man, the way G‑d created us, is to be happy.
Look at children and you will see