This article just reminded me of the first time I ever heard of anyone open carrying anywhere. It was in 1965 or 66 and I was working, of all places, in a women's shoe store. One of our salesman had just gotten back from a trip to Colorado. He was telling me that when there, he saw men carrying sidearms right out in the opening as they went about their normal business. I remember thinking both how cool that wasa and how unusual. I was really take back by this little bit of information. I don't know which town or city he was visiting, but I had forgotten about this until now. What I didn't know is that I could have done this right here in my own state of Virginia at that time, though I didn't own any firearms then.