It’s going to turn people away. This bill is going to draw more attention to the incident that led this politician to propose the bill. And not your rights.
I don’t understand why it seems like so many open carry advocates think it’s a good idea to piss everyone else off.
Yes, more people need to know more about the legality of open carry.
Here is something I wrote a while back about those who want to shove open carry into everyone’s face with an all-open-carry-all-the-time strategy designed to shock people:
Sure, points will have been made. Those points will be remembered for about three minutes, unless it’s a point good for the anti-gun crowd, in which case the point will be remembered forever and ever as a basic truth about guns. Like the basic truth about how guns are twice as likely to kill a family member as an intruder in a home defense situation and the basic truth about how no one needs a semi-automatic assault weapon for anything except killing people.
The media will decide how the story is told. [emphasis added]
You do not dilute opposition and win allies by irritating and intimidating and scaring people. You’ve got to be smarter than that.