It's actually a great idea to get out there and carry every time you are able to. I OC exclusively for various reasons, and one of them is to lower the shock effect to the public in some small way. What people hear about in the news and from their politicians is bloody gunfights in the streets. What they see is someone buying their groceries or buying a coffee just like they would without incident. If even that little bit helps, then cool.
Ultimately I'd like to see both the CHP and the PPP go the way of extinction. The problem is that it usually takes little bites, even with so called "Republican" policitians in control in our legislature. So goes the fight