open-carry is not a bright idea, Rice said. This statement is false on its face. I agree with you about deterence. Ever been to a gun show and felt like stealing something or assaulting someone? Not me. It was clear that the folks in the room were not going to tolerate any foolishness whatsoever. How about we get used to open carry by MANY citizens?
Yes, saw a gun show and was quite glaringly aware that someone doing something stupid would end up hurt.
And the atmosphere was very cordial as well.
But I do admit having a bit of a 'lust' for the long guns there instead of the pistols.
It would be nice if people carrying were much more common.
However, living in NY state as I do, that is a bit of a pipe dream here at the moment.