Thanks for the "tips." I plan on retiring to NC in a year or two. I wrote a thread about one year ago proposing a "sort of truce" between those who open carry and LEO's. I stated that we should be respectful and show ID, and perhaps answer a few questions (nothing intrusive) [B][U]AS LONG AS THERE IS AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WHAT WE ARE DOING IS LEGAL. FURTHER, AS YOU STATED, YOU AND PERHAPS THE OPEN CARRIER MUST MAKE CONTACT WITH THE CALLER AND INFORM HIM THAT OPEN CARRYING IS LEGAL. YOU MUST TELL THE CALLER THAT THE OPEN CARRIER HAD NO OBLIGATION TO BE DETAINED, SHOW ID, OR ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS BASED ON WELL-ESTABLISHED LAW, BUT WAS DOING SO ONLY IN THE INTEREST OF LETTING PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE LAW. Obviously, this proposal would expire at the end of, say, a year. For the record, my proposal was not accepted well at this site, but I still believe it has merit. Further, I suggest that the dispatchers ask if the open carrier's firearm is holstered or secured, and perhaps let the caller know that this is legal. If someone is brandishing, that's another story. Finally, I understand you are at a disadvantage, but this was known at the time you applied for the position. You will always be at a disadvantage, not just when you approach an open carrier. Thanks for truly informative article.