I am unsure if that is accurate, but it is kind of nice to see the mention.
Forty-three states allow citizens to openly wear a handgun in public. State laws vary on whether the handgun must be unloaded.
The informal open-carry movement apparently originated in Virginia several years ago but has come to unlikely prominence in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In recent months, Bay Area gun advocates have staged frequent open-carry "meet-ups" at Starbucks coffee shops and other restaurants. Some of the events have attracted dozens of men and women wearing handguns.