Should Merikans be more suspicious of open carry or concealed carry?Posted by: Vere_Mendacium
Many instances of officers stopping people who are open carrying, simply to verify that the weapon isn't loaded, or to ask why, are surfacing on the net. Does this make sense? Is a concealed weapon inherently any less suspicious, lawful, or potentially unloaded? I KNOW many of you would like to say the neither or both are/should be more or less suspicious, however, this is the frame of THIS question (lesson).
Concealed Carry is more suspicious!
Open Carry is more suspicious!
Well, it's pretty obvious that officers will stop more people who are open carrying compared to concealed. Because the concealed weapons are just that, concealed, and hidden from the officers view. So people would generally be more suspicious of open carry, because concealed weapons are not visible, so people would not be suspicious that you're carrying anything dangerous if they can't see it.
Why would anyone want to let people know they are armed? Its like showing your hand to everyone at a poker game-you become a sitting duck.