Here in the Great State of Taxisota or mosquitoland, a while back I was miffed when the DNR started to recommend that harvested deer be transported out of sight. All of my life I have enjoyed seeing what other hunters were taking home. Their reasoning was that our world is divided into three groups; pro-hunting, anti-hunting, and the largest group being neutral -neither pro nor anti. To survive politically we did not want to move those in the neutral group to the anti group. It had nothing to do with right or wrong. It had nothing to do with what was legal and what was not. Because things are decided by the ballot box, don't get people excited against you. From my perspective, perhaps it is not a bad idea to back off on the open carry. We can win a battle or two but we need to win the war. I'm glad for the laws permitting open carry, I'd surely hate to be busted for someone spotting the bottom edge of my holster and then claiming i was "flashing". What if exception was taken to a gun "printing"?