visible deterant > uncertaintyhe said, could make themselves targets of those bent on committing crimes, while concealed-carry adds the element of uncertainty that could work against a would-be criminal.
:facepalm:Personally, I cannot see what open-carry folks are preparing to defend themselves against, short of stumbling upon another O.K. Corral, which is unlikely.
The OK Corral started because firearm carry was made illegal in the town. Thank the legislature for pre-emption so these little towns cant try that again.
Perhaps the mugger would have picked an unarmed target?I've been robbed twice at gunpoint — I spent my reckless youth in Detroit — and am under no illusions that, if I had had been wearing a pistol, concealed or unconcealed, I would have been successfully able to resist an armed mugger at close quarters who already had the drop on me.