I support a full stocked tool box. on particular tool may not be appropriate for all tasks, so it is nice to have options you can fall back & use.
This is from Ks where we have real effing weather, real effing hot, real effing cold, or real effing windy. where it can be in the 30's and 80's in the same week.
Open carry, while not always appropriate, serves several important functions, one of those is as a relief valve for those who do not have a ccw. If you move into the state, from another state with which we DO NOT have reciprocity with, you must live here 6 months to establish residency, then take the class, be finger printed, pay $132.50 etc& wait for up to 90 days to be approved.
Or for the woman who has just gone through a nasty breakup or picked up a prowler/stalker.
Or for the poor among us who do not have the money for a permit. 8 hr class in the $65-$100 range, $132.50 for the KSAG& county sheriff, $20 for passport photos. can be a substantial sum, should we deny the right to k&b arms because they cannot afford the poll tax?