I can't believe, especially on this site there is such ignorance displayed when open carry is mentioned, Ok for those of you who are too stupid to think for yourselves (you know who you are) the ones who in spite of the traffic signal at the intersection still require an officer's assistance to safely pass through, And the people that know after stopping at a red light, you may turn right when safety permits yet do not budge until the light changes to green.
The answers are the same,"IT IS PERMISSiBLE UNDER THE LAW" Dumbass!
Open carry also is necessary to maintain the freedom associated with the second ammendment of the constitution of the United States of America and the people therein, not to mention one's personal responsibility to protect self and family. I would have said God given right but I'm sure that would open up a whole new can of crap for some, so for now let's just focus on the open carry thing.
Freedom to some is more than just the ability to keep and bear arms, It is the ability to keep and bear arms without incurring a charge.
I myself hold a concealed carry permit,This is a "privilege" for which I "pay" at the rate of $50.00 for a five year term.
Open carry is a right. A right "established and protected" by our United States constitution and it is the "responsibility" of the people who enjoy this right to "uphold it".
So when I see someone exercising their rights, Openly carrying their firearm in public, I treat them as I would any other American soldier,
I shake their hand and thank them for protecting my freedom. Weather you acknowledge it or not that is what open carry is about.
And though open carry dosen't make your any dick bigger, it does indicate that you know where to put it.
For those who are afraid that someone will slip up behind you if you open carry and use your own weapon against you, may I suggest that should you feel patriotic to the point of action to perserve your rights that you carry both open and concealed.
when they've read me my last rights one of them will be to keep and bear arms.