Originally Posted by 45Auto
... But I'm not sure it's all that good an idea. I suppose it depends upon the place and the context. ... But in a town or city the sight of your firearm is likley to cause most folks to be upset, and wonder what's going on. I think, as a gentleman or lady, you should keep your gun out of sight.
Although I live in what could be considered a rural area, it is in the cities and towns (and of all places, churches!) where most of the criminal offenses take place - for the most part against a clearly and mistakenly unarmed population, a population which presumes that when they're in trouble the cops will be right there to help. With that said I offer that there is a quotation used, I think by one of the members of this particular web site, which goes something like ... "When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away."
Without question I fully agree you're entitled to your opinion but I for one do not consider it to be the mark of one who is not a gentleman or not a lady when the individual has a gun and carries it in plain sight.