Ok so this is a kinda weird thought that's been rolling around my head.
I personally am part of a stereotype. I'm tattooed and pierced. that seems to intimidate people quite a bit.
Now i know that there is this whole saying that "first impressions count" and various others that would make me an "outcast" so to speak. I understand that i chose to get tattooed and pierced, so that doesn't need to be debated at this point.
My thought/concern is this:
On several occasions i have seen remarks on this website regarding clothing and people making remarks that either directly or indirectly indicate that they are dressed in a manner that looks "proper, normal, respectable, professional, etc...".
Well along with my tattoos and piercings, 95% of the time i wear army cargo pants with short sleeve or no sleeve shirts. and on top of that, from spring-fall, i also wear biker apparel because i ride non-stop.
So part of me is going to assume that when i start open carrying, my "image" would possibly also cause additional issues with people seeing a gun on my hip or leg.
While i personally believe that is absolute bull, and believe that one should not judge a book by it's cover, i have to accept the fact that it probably is going to happen. And that makes me wonder...............
Does EVERYBODY on this forum dress in a "respectable, well attired" manner, or are there others like me out there that open carry???
Have you noticed any difference as to how you are treated compared to people who do dress more "respectable" while carrying???
For what it's worth, while i understand that people judge this book by it's cover, one of the many reason that i find it is absolute bull is because i have NEVER in my life been arrested, charged with anything, or even sat in the back of a cop car. my record is absolutely clean.