Not to be argumentative, and I applaud your effort to work from the top down. But you must understand that these people, for the most part, have been brainwashed to think that open carry, legal or not, just ain't gonna happen 'round here. A lot of LEO's,think in the terms of, "He might beat the rap, but he won't beat the ride". Most LEO's, and higher ups,think that most people will be glad just to beat the rap, and let it lie.When they get this attitude, the only thing they understand is when you get in their pocket.
my 2 cents