If you can legally carry concealed, is there ever a reason to open carry? There is a recent incident in my state where are CCW permitted person open carried, (also very legal), and excited people at a public event. No law violations, but lots of complaints to public officials. Some folks here may know what I am referring to, and I do not want to debate or question the individual's decisions at the time. While I would hope more open carrying would make it more acceptable, it seems in doing so could create a threat to the CCW rights. Am I missing something?