I just read that Oklahoma today went to Open Carry. Saw a few picks of people in grocery stores with a side arm strapped on their side. Thats pretty awesome. I've seen it in Alaska a few times especially store owners. It's no big deal and I never gave it a second thought. I've also seen people Carrying Concealed and their coat opened, or purse was open and it was in view. OK, no big deal. I personally expect at least 50% of the population in a public environment to be armed in Alaska.
I personally feel better with Concealed carry. There are pros and cons to both. I guess, if everyone is carrying open it would be like walking into a cop bar and trying to rob it. Pretty stupid move. Then again, if someone is casing a joint and your carrying open, your a target to take out first or overpower by surprise and have your weapon taken away from you to use against you or to continue the crime with. I would rather keep the bad guys guessing on who is carrying and who is not. Not everyone has the same level of expertise to remain alert and vigilent let alone defend them selfs from a quick unexpected rush and protect their weapon. I'd rather have the edge their knowledge if I am armed or not.
What are your thoughts?