"This year three states have legalized or expanded open carry rights..."
No, they haven't. They got further out of the way of the Right that already existed!
I understand, though, that that wording is intended for those outside our community and that we must communicate in a way that does not put them off.
On a related note, some folks need to read more carefully before jumping to conclusions, and (when they do some olympic conclusion jumping) they should be open to discussing their mistake, not being closed-minded about it...if you know what I mean. (No, I haven't let it go.)