I just wanted to make it clear that I support any form of carry, open or concealed. In some areas, it is scary or even foolish to open carry because te LEOs have a brazen disregard for the actual laws on the books.
In Wisconsin, it took the Governor and the AG to make statements backing up what our constitution reads, to sway many LEOs. The law was put in place way back in '95 and it made any municipality's law against open carry null and void.
Fast forward to 2008/09 and still there are those who have not gotten the message. Two cases have already gone to court and have been won by the individual who's rights had been violated. Click here
But who wants to go through all of that just to prove his point. One guy was arrested on his own property while planting a tree, just because a nosy neighbor called the cops and asked if it was legal to carry a side arm in your own yard. They came and arrested the guy and confiscated his gun.
Though I have a lot of respect for LEOs in general for the tough job they have, there are still to many of them who are thick headed, arrogant and just downright ignorant of the very laws they are sworn to uphold.
So when you say you are to scared to carry open, in reality, you are probably just being prudent.
To each his own.