Alice Tripp stated that all the states that have OC had it on the books for a very long time and none passed OC any time recently.......
And before states started passing Shall Issue no one had passed it in a very long time.
The real key to immediately doubling or tripling the support is to make the case correctly to the concealed folks.
Many of them BELIEVE in concealed carry (I do) and don't want to open carry, or don't see the point (I do see the point and want to do so.)
Humans are, well, human, and it is tempting for those who haven't thought this throught use precisely the same types of arguments that gun control advocates use to oppose CHLs or any other law allowing more law-abiding citizens to be armed if they so choose.
E.g., it will scare the children; no one needs to do that; your gun makes me nervous; the bad guy will take it from you; the bad guy will shoot you first, etc etc.
The message that must be conveyed first is this:
Concealed Carry is good; so is open carry.
Everyone should have the right to choose and to protect themself and their family.
No one has to be armed. No one has to obtain a CHL. No one has to carry openly.
But which choice to make is best left to each individual.