Re: Open Carry (aka "OC")
Here in my Boise it seems to be accepted and I think it is because of the libertarian movement. As they were opposed the movement pushed harder and began going out in numbers. It is kind of hard for a cop to walk up to an individual that is open carrying in a Taco Bell and begin saying something when suddenly five or six more guys come up and "high five" their OC buddy and group up together. Suddenly the police realize the people are good citizens exercising their rights and word gets around. Also I have yet met a fast food manager that is willing to tell a OC group to leave. I just have not heard of it. And the cops IMO should be grateful because that is one less restaurant that will be robbed during the time those good citizens re there.
For me I prefer to carry stealth. But when I see someone OC I always make it a point to shake their hand and let them know that I fully approve of what they do. And if I ever see someone harassing them for open carrying I won't hesitate to offer my assistance to help the OC individual press charges for another person trying to take their freedom of OC away. It's a matter of time but trust me, it will happen and I have no intensions of backing down..