Flyer5 wrote:Why I Carry a Gun
While I can agree with all the reasons for carrying, I can't see how "Open Carrying" enhances any of them???
(seems to me, open carrying defeats most of the reasons for carrying by taking away the element of surprise & giving the bad guys a reason/target to attack you in the first place, & gives THEM the element of surprise)
After carrying on the job for most of my life, I now find I am unwilling to make the commitment to carry all the time due to laziness. While I see no benefit to "Open Carry" for us "City Slickers", concealed carry requires real WORK to: always wear the right clothing....(firearms have a nasty habit of tearing your shirts!), remove the weapon & safely secure it when entering a place it can't be carried in, etc.
If I'm going into an area that causes me some concern, I will still occasionally carry a gun....always knowing that chances are good that I won't have it with me on that ONE occasion when I really need it... (shopping in a mall, at the supermarket, etc) UNLESS I commit to always carry.