Last night I had a long Facebook chat with a friend of mine who has been with the WSP for over 20 years. We talked about the recent fallen officers, over-the-top survivalists, the new M&P... and Open Carry....
He was actually pretty pro open carry. He seems to have to deal with a MWAG call often, and since it "causes alarm...yadda yadda.." It get's a little tiring. The biggest issue he and some of his fellow officers have are regarding placement and retention. He said that most
open carry people he deals with on a daily basis do not have a good hoster with retention features built it, and do not have the weapon defend-able (they have them in the 4-5 o'clock position).
He says he and his fellow officers would feel a WHOLE lot better if people would start using retention setups and get the gun positioned at 3:30 or further forward.
Also, while he is pro-oc there was discussion to the fact that CC is preferred. Mainly because of the sheeple issue, but also.... But because of situational awareness and the evident lack of it. The BG will target you first and take out the threat (you)... You will then have no chance to defend, protect or assist.. Kind of the key benifits to carrying a gun. Unless you are heightened (some of us are), you are useless if you OC. People get too comfortable with a weapon strapped to them, and you become de-sensitized to the fact that you have it on.
Just thought I would pass on the point of the conversation.