"Oddly enough, some citizens feel safer knowing when someone is armed. Law enforcement agencies are generally opposed to open carry laws."
I wish law enforcement agencies would get more on board. Criminals won't carry their weapons openly, even if they were alloud. Which they won't be if they amend the bill to require background checks to become open carry permited. The people open carrying will be the honest, law abiding citizens that are only seeking to protect themselves and their families.