First I would like to direct you to rule #14:
My next question is, why carry a rifle instead of a pistol? You can still buy a pistol from a private seller or one could be gifted to you. I would never tell someone to not exercise their rights, but this forum is not meant for talking about long guns and I personally think that with the current setting in the country it "typically" is more harm than good. Work on normalizing hand gun OC before pushing to get something like long guns accepted imo (unless you're in a place like CA which has boxed you into a corner).(14) LONG GUN CARRY IS OFF-TOPIC: This web site is focused on the right to openly carry properly holstered handguns in daily American life. We do NOT promote the carry of long guns. Long guns are great! OCDO co-founders John & Mike and most of the members of this forum own at least one long gun - but due to urban area issues of muzzle control, lack of trigger guard coverage, and the fact that the long gun carry issue distracts from our main mission to promote the open carry of handguns in daily life, we will leave long gun carry activism in the capable hands of the future founders of web sites about long gun carry. Exception: This rule does NOT apply to discussions about long gun carry in jurisdictions such as California which ban handgun carry and thus require long gun carry as a matter of public policy.