One question, why would you come to a site called opencarry.org to advertise a book you are writing that contains the following statement:
As previously stated not all states require the
handgun to be concealed. While as a proponent of the 2nd
amendment of the U.S. Constitution I applaud such laws, I
discourage the practice of open carry to my students.
There are many reasons for this, some legal some
tactical. In today’s society many people either
uncomfortable or downright afraid of being around a
firearm. Anytime we as armed citizens make those sheep
scared of us we erode our ability to continue to carry. If
you carry in the open someone will most likely call the
police. Police will come if called because of a “man with a
gun” call. Being to recipient of such police attention is
not something you would like to repeat.
Carrying a gun is a private choice, not something to
be shared. This is not to say you should be ashamed or
hide. The opposite is true, the decision to take personal
responsibility is admirable and something to be proud of.
The reason you should keep this private is the same as the
reason to carry concealed. You don’t want people with low
morals and an axe to grind to have the ability to accuse
you of “brandishing”. What do you think would happen if a soured ex of yours
called the police and said you threatened them with a gun
and then described it and where you carried it? Then what
would happen if the police responded to find the exact same
weapon where it was described?
If the above are not enough I have another reason for
concealed carry. Tactics, criminals pick those they think
they can beat. Criminals are not fair, nor do they take
chances. If you carry in the open and are still attacked,
rest assured they will give you no chance to get to your
gun; it is most likely they will kill at the onset of the
attack. It is also possible for them to take your open
carry as a direct challenge and specifically target you.
All the bold statements are the typical arguments about open-carry, you know those that occur a lot in conversations but you rarely see in reality.
I'm not saying you don't have a right to your opinion, just saying seems kind of to tout a book to the folks of opencarry.org with those types of statements.
I have been over here kicking myself for not watching who I was spamming... (LOL) actually, I chose this forum, as it is not quite as big,but I know that the members have put more thought than normal into their method of carry.