also, i'm sure many LEO's, etc. would much prefer seeing your weapon properly displayed rather that having to guess whether or not some suspicious person is carrying something in tucked into his belt.
i am going for my ccw...
No offense intended, but I could tell by your first statement that you had not yet carried or even read about those who do. I will not lie; There have been a few times when a policeman went about after I informed him (in Ohio, we have a rights-infringing duty to inform) as if nothing happened. Even had one that interrupted me because he knew what I was saying and didn't want me to have to "give away my secret" to others that were there. Which was nice.
But there have also been times when it has led to being disarmed. Or them showing they have intent to disarm. Others have reported the policeman reaching for their own gun and similar escalations.
It follows logic that somebody openly carrying their firearm clearly has no intent to misuse it. However, the liberal media and decades of a growing government have left people with a sense about firearms where logic doesn't often apply. Don't forget that the Second Amendment was put into place that we might be equally armed against a tyrannical government. Yet in Ohio, it is legal for that same government to strip me of that very right during a TRAFFIC stop. And many people are.
OC works. CC works. What matters is that we have the right to do either