What is your opinion on open carry vs concealed? Open carry is a beautiful concept, no license, 2nd amendment, police don’t understand the law etc… However, I’m more of a CCW guy, don’t mind showing my card if i need to…
Up here in Alaska the law is Open Carry, however if I were to walk down in Anchorage with my firearm in plain site I’m sure I would get more attention than I really wanted. I’m sure in the smaller towns of AK that’s not the case.
Open carry is great but I’m not sure I’d partake in it in a urban environment unless it became somewhat normal to do so. Might be okay in my small town grocery store but to go the mall in Houston probably not. But the again I imagine if passed into law eventually it’d become more common to see others exercising their freedom to do so. Seems to me law enforcement would also feel safer if they knew you was armed instead of asking to find out.
In Maryland I have neither. I’m up visiting in PA and I could open carry but open carry ends when you get in a vehicle and the you need to lock up the firearm for transport or have a permit to carry. That’s my understanding. When I finally do get moved I plan on concealed carry.
I feel like concealed carry would be a more practical situation unless you are outside of town. If you’re living in a rural location or are camping open carry is the way to go. I’ve open carried in these situations, but never in town. I don’t think it’s worth the hassle.