As a person who does not own a gun, the only comment i have is i would prefer open carry being legal, as opposed to concealed carry. I could then make a more informed personal decision about the safety of my surroundings.
Because criminals and crazed people will carry openly *eyeroll* I don't have a Dirty Harry mentality. I have a gun because it gives me options. I also train in unarmed combat. If someone simply wants my wallet, I will hand it over. On the other hand, if some jackass comes in and is lighting everyone up like Adam Lanza, I will nail them between the eyes.
Most who carry aren't looking for attention. I'd rather not be the first asshole shot at when some crackhead knocks-over the local Stop-n-Rob.
Open carry should be legal. But, personally, no thanks.
My opinion exactly.
On the other hand, if some jackass comes in and is lighting everyone up like Adam Lanza, I will nail them between the eyes.
Well, at least that's how it goes in your fantasies.
Sorry, but with that opinion, you should really look at any shop/store with a sign that says "please do not carry weapons in this establishment" and do a 180, and walk away from it.
Far as I'm concerned, whether a person is carrying openly or concealed makes no difference to me. Obviously, in the recent past, various businesses have asked people to not carry in their stores (like Chipotle), but they are doing so because the less responsible of us gun owners made fools of themselves by open carrying AR-15s and similar into these places.
Ultimately, I agree with Jack Bauer here in that Open Carry should be legal, but personally I won't do it unless it's absolutely necessary.
In Maryland you either have to be an ex-LEO or have three documented threats against your life to get a concealed carry permit.
Are you looking for people willing to submit written threats? Heh.
Bizarre rule. Are most violent crimes in Maryland preceded by three documented threats, or something?