Would you open carry your handgun if your local area allowed it?
like i was saying the pros and cons never stop.1 I believe that a aggessive posture and a lil situation awareness is the best theft detournt(dont think thats spelled right lol) as for number 2 thats what retension holsters are for,and 3 for that matter(or a knive),and 4 all those hours of pratice come in to play(hope you praticed your quick draw).lol about the soldier comment i was thinking of selling my ar15 just cuz im sick of it here in iraq,again not trying to make enemies just a debate i have with my wife every time i strap on a holster so i figured i would vent a lilI voted no.
Concealed has many tactical advantages over open carry.
2 less likely for some ballsy jerk to pull your piece out of it's holster while your pouring a cup of joe at the gas station
3 suddenly someone has you in a headlock. If they don't know where your gun is, or that you even have one, it's going to be harder for them to stop you from grabbing it and defending yourself.
4 much less likely to get shot during a bank robbery or heist....
Then again, in a situation involving dangerous animal none of this matters. I would defiantly open carry if I were strolling through the tall grass in Africa, or bushwhacking through grizzly country.
As far as politics go, I think open carry should be legal. If some ex-soldier or hobo hunter is so attached to his rifle that he carries it into MacDonalds over his shoulder, who cares? Well, everyone. But they shouldn't. .