This thread is probably more appropriate for the concealed carry forum, since it appears to me you're raising the "concealed vs. open carry" argument.
In Georgia, with the proper licensing, one may carry either openly or concealed, so we have no "printing" or "brandishing" concerns to deal with.
I carry for one reason: that of my own personal safety and that of those I care about who might be with me. I prefer to be anonymous and unidentifiable as being armed, and therefore I carry concealed.
If one chooses to open carry, I support your right to do so, but you are giving up the element of surprise. To those who might be put off by seeing an armed person, I say "get over it." The carry community is comprised of highly responsible and lawful citizenry, and as ambassadors of the Second Amendment the ones I have been around have been excellent role models.
XD-40 service, XD-9sc, member GeorgiaCarry.Org, National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, North American Hunting Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation