I want to open carry but I'm nervous...
I moved here to Tennessee from Mobile Alabama 7 months ago. Now, no matter what you have heard and no matter what the law actually says, Alabama is a no open carry state. In most parts of Alabama, if you open carry, you will be arrested. This is true in Mobile County. I know a man who was arrested for openly carrying a handgun. He was arrested for breach of peace.
Let's not start a big open carry in Alabama debate, I lived there for 14 years. I know what I am talking about.
Now, I live in an open carry state. I would like to open carry if for no other reason than I can. But, I am nervous. I live in Arlington Tennessee, about 25 miles from Memphis up I-40. I have looked and looked while I have been out and so far I have not seen a single person open carrying. So, I am understandably nervous about doing it myself.
Is there anyone out there in my area who has or who does open carry? What can I expect in my area.
I am considering calling the Shelby County Sheriffs substation in Arlington and asking them what the attitude towards a citizen with a permit open carrying would be.
Let me hear your opinions.