Although I strongly support the right to open carry. Just think for a moment. It provides tremendously easy to exploit fodder for the anti gunners. It makes people on the fence and the antis scared and intimidated, and that’s just where the antis want them, so they’re easy to manipulate. You’re not going to win-over anyone over who’s on the fence with open carry. You’re not going to convert the mildly anti. The only upside I see is people you see all the time (like your barber, or coworkers) and who know you by name may eventually see that you have a gun and know that it’s ok that you have a gun, and you're not a nut, but that's just you not everyone else. But other than that only downsides. And if you still insist on doing it If you’re slinging a gun over your shoulder make it a Bolt action rifle (without a scope) or a double barrel shotgun, not an AR15, AK pattern or some other easily vilified gun. And don’t wear BDUs, or a beret, or a boonie hat, or other clothing that makes you look like some kind of Soldier of Fortune wanabe you should look like everyone else. And openly show your support for something everyone else supports, like a pink breast cancer pin. So that you have a common goal with other non-open-carriers. Anyway rant over.