This is pure speculation, because I live on the other side of the iron curtain. If for some reason every/any state were to make a u-turn and say not only is it legal to carry a loaded gun openly, it is encouraged, I think it would go through some morphological changes before it benefited the public. First, I think the antigunners would become more confrontational in their protests, because they could easily see a pro-gun person and would confront them in some Nancy Pelosi loud mouthed diatribe about how many babies are dead because of your gun. Secondly, violent crime would become more violent as criminals would shoot first, rob second not wanting to take a chance on getting shot themselves. The media would have a field day with this, reporting that the plan to reduce crime actually made it more violent. Can you imagine what the media will do with negligent discharges especially if someone gets hurt? I have no basis for this other than my limited experience with the public. I am by no means saying people should not be allowed to carry, this is just what I think would happen in the beginning, until the criminals start losing the war. Let me know what you think.