Originally Posted by DoyleTheDog
The element of surprise may be the ONLY thing that keeps you safe in a SD situation. As others have said, open carrying puts a big target on your back. Even in movies, who do bank robbers take out first? Yep, the security guard with a gun.
I can't remember a mass shooting where some open carry guy got hit. There's a reason those nuts go looking for gun free zones to get all crazy at.
On a personal note I do both open or concealed. I do believe there are occasions when it's best to hide it. But that has more to do with time and place. It's not good to go to Chucky Cheese with a full size 1911 sticking out and scaring kids. I can't remember a single time where I was looked at like a target because some bad guy seen my weapon. I will admit that I do like it under wraps when around larger crowds though. But like I said that has more to do with not upsetting some kids or Obamaphile and make someone call the cops on me. Because even though I"m allowed to do so if police are called I"m still the man wit ha gun. And I would imagine that an officer being called to a location in that situation will be a little tense. And I do no like nervous people with guns. Cops or otherwise.