One of the perks of this Gunwerks trip is that I get to visit one of OpenCarry.org’s “Gold Star” states. And that means I get to open carry for the first time in my life. I’ve done it twice so far. The first time was for these cheesy tourist pictures taken at the Wyoming/Montana border.
The second was to head over to the Walgreens next to my hotel to pick up some forgotten toiletries. Taking the advice of some prominent OCers, I made sure to iron my collared shirt, tuck it in, and be as polite as possible. And then I found out that OC in Wyoming is so last week. Just like the first time I carried concealed, I realized that it really isn’t a big deal. I may have gotten one wary look from an elderly couple, but I figure they were out-of-towners.
So now I’ve done it. And it’s back to concealed carry for me. Why? Because carrying is supposed to be comforting. And having things tucked away makes me comfortable.