The more the general public sees OC by law abiding citizens in their mist, without the prophecied "gun fights in the streets" ocurring, the less fearful they will be of an armed society. They will come to realize that the rhetoric of the anti-gun organizations is BS.
CC is an"out of sight - out of mind" thing that does little if anything to contirbute to the "practices and collective national conscience." The media rarely reports on the number ofcarry permits are currently valid in an area. Because of that the public has no idea how many of their fellow citizens go armed.