Re: Open Carry (aka "OC")
Once they realize that you know your rights, it often becomes a much easier encounter. I started OCing 100% of the time a little while ago after a big change of opinion on the matter; I've had zero problems OCing and wouldn't have it any other way now. No hassle from LE, mostly positive encounters with the general public.
Used to conceal most of the time but WA being an open carry state is a very nice thing indeed. 99% of the LEO's around here even in Seattle are well educated on the subject and leave OCers alone. The problem is occasionally you get the one knucklehead that tries to make up rules as he goes and tries to bully an armed LAC around. So let's educate them.
I don't think it's a growing problem, it's just that more people have video devices now; but it's pretty sad to see some of those videos and the ignorance of some individual LEO's.
"Loud noises don't end gunfights.... well placed shots do."