Not open carry of a gun, but open carry of a knife.
I met my wife and two friends for dinner this evening in Lancaster. I was on my motorcycle and went to town directly from work (Military Base), so I wasn't carrying a gun.
We enjoyed our dinner and conversation and then decided it was time to go home. My wife left first as I had to gear up for the ride.
I left for the one way exit lane and came face to face with a big white truck coming in the clearly marked (Big Sign) "Exit Only" lane. I let the guy go by but he stopped before I could get by him. He gave me a really dirty look and was yelling something, I assume he was cussing at me. There was a woman and a child with him. He finally pulled up so I could get by and I left the parking lot down the one way beside the Sizzler.
I had to wait until traffic cleared enough for me to cross into the lane I needed to be in to get to the freeway. I then pulled across the road and got behind the traffic that was waiting on a red light. I usually pull right up to the red light and would have tonight, but there wasn't room to get between the cars.
I looked to my left and I saw the guy who was out of his parked truck, running across the parking lot towards me. He was at a full run and looked like he was going to try to tackle me. He had a few inches and a few pounds on me and looked like he was nuts. I had just enough time to get into neutral and drop the kickstand, while simultaneously reaching for my Cammillus folder and turning my body to face my attacker while still on my bike.
He saw me go for my knife, flick it open, and hold it back where if he tried to tackle me I could retain it and use it if necessary.
He stopped dead in his tracks and and yelled "What's your problem, @#$%$@?"
I replied "It was a one way and You are my problem if you don't leave me the hell alone RIGHT NOW?"
He took a step back and muttered "Well I didn't see it." And turned and ran down the road behind me for about 25 or 30 feet and crossed back over to the parking lot.
I am home now, with a slight case of the shakes. Just about the same as running a call as an EMT. You don't notice it when the adrenaline is hitting your system. You notice it 20 minutes later when it has run its course.