Originally Posted by Serpico
Even though many have the RIGHT to CCL, it would appear to me to be very offesive to carry open. espically in public. sounds childish, who was he trying to impress?? I carry a somewhat large weapon XD40 and off all the times I have carried NO-ONE ever knew I had a weapon, and thats the way it should be, until you need it, which I would expect to be nearly never. all my friends who are co-workers that carry never display a weapon in any way shape or fashon, a sign of proffessionalism I would say.
It is my opinion that the ability under the law to conceal a weapon is not a right, open carry is.
Concealment of weapons is historically the province of the assassin or other criminal. A person who concealed a weapon was up to no good, a cheat, or worse in the minds of the law and society. The honest, upright citizen would not hide his armament.
When did this change and why? I'm not sure.
I open carry all the time. I have nothing to hide. I'm not embarrassed or ashamed. I am quite professional and don't care if you (or anyone else) are offended. I have a right to self defence. There is no right to not be offended.
The more I hear the anti-OC arguments of trying to impress, acting big and bad, ad nauseum, the more I want to ask in return, "Why are you acting like a criminal?"