I agree with you whole heartedly. Im 23 and i have an 18 month old son and a wife who is pregnant with my second son. The thought that i cant openly and freely display the full extent of my resolve to keep them safe as well as friends and neighbors, withouth the threat of arrest irritates me to no end. The fact that 44 states in this country allow responsible, licensed citizens to openly demonstrate their love for the second amendment and what it says, and TEXAS (the most gun friendly state in the country) does not is truly asinine. As soon as i can afford the flag pole I am going to fly 3 flags in front of my house. The American flag to remind people that this is AMERICA and as such was founded under a belief in God and CHRISTIANITY, the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness and that there was a constitution penned by the founding fathers stating our rights as human beings. Appropriately to this forum, the 2ND AMENDMENT. The right of the people to KEEP (own) and BEAR (carry it with ya!) arms shall not be infringed upon! The second flag being the TEXAS FLAG! To remind people that this is TEXAS and as such in my opinion is the best state in he country. I am Texas born and Texas bred. Thats who I am and thats it no questions neccessary. The third flag will be the famous flag depicting a cannon a star and the words "COME AND TAKE IT!" I absolutely refuse to bow down to a governement that feels they can claim our GOD given rights as human beings to keep and bear arms. I am not a big guy. I weigh roughly 165 pounds and stand 5'10" tall. I know by lack of ignorance and a great regard for common sense that there are "uglies" out there who hold an understandable advantage in physical strength and size over me. I by no means want to tangle with a walking refrigerator hell bent on wrong doings with my bear hands. Thats just not smart! If said refrigerator was to pick me out of a crowd as easy pickins, started his criminalistic rampage in me and my family's direction and then suddenly stopped as my .45 ACP automatic revealed itself on my hip, due to the fact that its probably not benificial to try me when there are other easier targets available. Then what harm could there be in Open Carry? I dont have little-man syndrome. I dont feel like talking trash to every over grown monster bad guy trying to lift my money and cell phone. But in the state of TEXAS there is no law dictating the necessity to retreat when someone is threating the life of you or others, your family, your property or others property, and i for one am not going to back down quietly from someone trying to lazily steal the things ive worked my butt off for! Just my thoughts.