Guns magazine wrote this blog, Is Open Carry Responsible.
Here’s an excerpt:
In my article, I mentioned four points of contention I have with open carry as it relates to both self-defense tactics and gun rights. Paraphrased, these were:
- Open carry gives away the element of surprise.
- Open carriers could be targets.
- Open carry often turns into a police encounter; and
- There are some people in this world who just want attention
Well, at the NRA show recently, retired Delta Force operator Kyle Lamb gave his opinion about open carry…
“I understand, some folks want to open carry to prove a point, but I’m going to tell you something right now. If I’m sitting at the local Dairy Queen and some dude in Bermuda shorts and a ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ t-shirt walks in with an AK slung around his neck, there’s going to be frickin’ problems because
“First of all, I perceive that as a threat.
“Second of all, the business people perceive that as a threat.
“Third, they don’t want to see that and
“[Fourth] now you’ve told everyone that you’re carrying a gun
“If you want to carry in the open, there’s plenty of places overseas you can go. They’ll let you carry …read more