PoliceOne is a popular law enforcement news website and they recently ran an article on how to approach open carriers. It is good insight for anyone open carrying to understand how law enforcement views you and how we can work to be a good ambassador for the second amendment.
Open carry is gaining momentum in areas of the country that won’t allow concealed carry permits, or where those permits are so highly restricted as to be all but impossible to obtain. Debates and arguments for and against open carry are fueling increasing concerns and outright alarm on both sides.
Proponents for open carry argue that government officials in certain areas of the country routinely deny issuance of concealed carry permits and generally have an anti-gun or elitist mentality. Proponents argue also that in so doing, the government denies the right of self-protection to the individual, which has, in turn, helped to spark the growth of open carry as an alternative strategy for self-defense.
Read on: PoliceOne