Great questions, I am surprised there haven't been any replies to these yet. I am not sure if they were addressed else where, but I would like to know also. I am going to start to open carry. I was wondering the questions about self defense. I was assaulted twice by a guy at a Wal Mart here. He even pushed my pregnant fiancee. He then came after us again in the parking lot not too long ago and if we hadn't made it to our truck he would have done it again. Of course the police have done nothing and when we were attacked the guy was friends with the officer and the officer would NOT press charges. The guy got a 72 dollar fine and I got to goto the ER and visit 4 different doctors, and now I have to walk with a cane for a while. I am not sure if even open carry will deter this guy, but I cannot let him just attack either of us. Any information would be helpful!