Johnska keeps calling the civil rights comparison a false dichotomy, but it isn't. It's the exact same thing. The problem with taking a 'reasonable' or 'under favorable circumstances' approach to open carry is that these idea are very subjective. Even if you do your best to exercise judgment to make sure you don't offend anyone, you never know when you will bump into someone who would be offended by your gun no matter what the circumstances are. It's impossible. should we wait forever to do it when we aren't offending anyone? I posted an example of when I carried in an appropriate time and place, and I still heard whispers about it. One person exercising a right isn't FORCING another person to do anything. This is why it's a right. There are people whose minds will not be changed. I'm not trying to change them. I will settle for letting them be surprised that someone is carrying a gun, and asking someone; "Isn't that illegal?" finding out it isn't, and learning to live with it.