A lot of our State Elected Officials, Law Enforcement, and others are concerned about training of the open carry public. They are concerned about the age of the carrier. Back in the early 60's and before, guns were allowed in the high schools as part of the ROTC and like programs through out the US. Small arms ranges were located in the basement as it was at Lincoln High School in San Diego, California. The program was the California Cadet Corps. Equivelent to the ROTC programs. M1 Garands were stored there also and the range at USMC Camp Pendleton was utilized for live fire of the large caliber weapon. Most of those graduates entered the military and served this country honorably during the Viet Nam War. What I'm getting at is training can occur in the high schools of today with parental permission. 18 years of age is not too young to carry openly. Proof of training by either the Military, NRA programs, or any other certifiable programs should qualify as they are more extensive then the classes for concealed carry of today. Many of us ex-military vets who have served this country should be allowed to carry openly in defense of ourselves and families without having to pay for licensure by the state or federal government, as we have carried openly in face of the enemy in many countries both within the USA in times of disaster and outside the USA in times of aggresion. Many of the veterans of today being trained by the military you might say were trained by the federal government as thats who we were paid by to defend this country. 18 years of age with the proper training is not too young.