I have been kicking around this question for almost a year now since one of my friends got a job as a security guard. He frequently carries openly while in uniform (black "security" t-shirt, bdu pants, hi-tec boots, duty belt). He has never been stopped, questioned, confronted or given a second glance. He routinely carries openly in civilian clothes to and from the local shooting range we use.
I have seen people wearing "security" t-shirts like they would any other t-shirt, and I am not aware of any law preventing a free person from wearing a t-shirt with the word "security" on it, nor am I aware of anyone being questioned, arrested, or charged with impersonating an officer for doing so.
My question is this:
Would wearing a "security" t-shirt while legally open carrying be illegal? If there is nothing you could be charged with, then it would seem like a great way to allow most people to come to their own conclusions, which would likely be that you are a security guard and thus the gun does not look "out of place" to them.
I am not intimately familiar with law, but while I have heard it is a crime to impersonate a police officer, I have never heard of "impersonating a security guard".
Your thoughts and comments will be appreciated.
Edited for spelling