Common Sense
May 15, 2014 | 10:21 AM

While I do not agree with the "observer" above that anyone openly carrying a weapon is necessarily crazy, I do believe that, unless a citizen is trying to be particularly vocal in exercising his or her gun rights in a specific circumstance, it is wrong for him or her to "open carry" simply because open carry defeats the purpose of carrying a gun, in the sense that it removes the element of surprise and puts the carrier at a disadvantage vis-a-vis the attacker or a criminal that needs to be stopped.

Johns Creek