itscrazy wrote:We certainly have the right to open carry in the state of Michigan andI am a licensed CPL holder.
In my opinion people that Open Carry thrive on the attention they get from the public or they have the mentality that they would like to flaunt it in the face of the law enforcement community.I believe it would be the first. Many open carriers do enjoy getting "attention" (though I don't really agree with this wording)from the public because it shows that progress is being made. Many folks are not as enlightened as you as to the laws. The more people become aware that we are regular people that are simply looking out for our own safety and not crooks or Rambos, the better life will be for us. So yes, progress towards this goal is encouraging to us. As for the second half, I would disagree. I believe I speak for the majority of the people here when I say that we would rather be in harmony with law enforcement. When you see a group of us ranting about a particular department, it is due to the fact that they choose to disrupt our lives and make threats and take unlawfulaction to dissuade us from a simple liberty.NO DOUBT we have the right but why the "In your face" approach.Just because something is visible does not mean it is "in your face". And if someone does wrong byus, yes, we will call them on it.
Open carry advocates love to relive every reaction that they get from the public.Actually not every reaction. I often see folks take notice that I am armed and simply go about their day. There is no reason to relive this. Now, if someone questions the activity, yes we may relive the experience a time or two amongstcolleagues to collaborate on effective measures of communicating. Is this not a common practice for ANY endeavour?Cowboys OPEN CARRYDocowboys also ride horses, chew tobacco and smoke cigars while drinking whiskey from a flask after a gunfight at high noon outside the saloon before stopping at the brothel for a woman?C'mon... logical debate is always welcome, but try to stay relevant.