An attempt here in New Hampshire to pass a law allowing issuing authorities to deny concealed-carry licenses on the basis of "guilt by association" by changing about half a dozen words resulted in about 500 people turning out for the hearing, packing the hearing room and the halls of the statehouse.
In order to end open carry, they would have to repeal Article 2 and 2a of the State Constitution here, and they could probably expect about 50,000 people surrounding the statehouse for that hearing.
So "real world politics" in your state might be a bit different than the "real world politics" here in New Hampshire. And we will continue to open carry in spite of the threats from uneducated cops, to put an end to those threats.
People are people all over. If you irritate or scare enough of them they will do whatever it takes to end their fears.
Besides that fact, the political climate in NH is changing with the liberals moving up from Boston. They're looking for a nice quiet, safe, happy place live in and retire to. Poking them with a stick by carrying in the open might be an entertaining thing to do. But like poking a rattle snake here in AZ, it does no positive good and will eventually get you bit.