I agree, here in Alabama it is okay to open carry. But in a criminal situation the criminal would take out the person with the gun showing first. With CC you can get the drop on them. Now if your in a place where everyone is OC, then by all means. No criminal gonna try anything with a room full of armed people standing there. Can't get everyone before they get the criminal. Don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against anyone who OCs. It's your right and you should exercise your right. I choose to CC mostly, but that's my choice. I support everyones choice.