I will keep my weapon concealed. Out of sight, out of mind
As will I. That is my choice and we should be able to choose. If someone else wants to open carry, go for it.
I find it most puzzling that many of those who oppose open carry becoming law are quite often those who are the most vociferous as "pro-choicers" on the woman's "right to choose" to kill her pre-born baby. I don't ascribe this view to you, Figment, but merely an observation on the world. I do, however, suspect this view may apply to the Enid newspaper, the source of this nonsense in the OP.
The source also falls prey to the language of the Brady Bunch with the "Wild West" and "Quick Draw McGraw" usages in the editorial. While that exposes their inability to think for themselves, it also allows me to laugh when they wish to be described as "independent journalists". About the only things they are independent of are reason and logic.
As an Oklahoman, I really have hard time understanding why OK law cannot be aligned to allow open carry as is in the law of over 40 other states.
At any rate, it would be a convenience to be able to carry openly - plus, it would allow you to scope out potential back up. I suppose the flip side is that LEOs would have a field day checking up on folks to ensure those who had the Right taken away don't carry openly too in order to fit in on the way to the illegal withdrawals...
That is my choice and we should be able to choose. If someone else wants to open carry, go for it.
In Illinois we don’t have the right to do either. We are the only backward state in the union.
However, don’t break into my house at night - it will be the last house you ever break into.