Interesting. Her comments refer to another video from a confrontation at a Hardee's restaurant over open carry. The problem is, the guy carrying gets into a heated argument with some asshat, which gives a valid reason for the police to get a "man with a gun call" or a disturbance call. (which you just made legitimate) Maybe not the best way to go. Don't argue with an idiot. They will beat you with training and experience every time.
Open carry is interesting to me. It is legal in Ohio, where I live. and I am all for it. The problem starts when Mabel is washing her dishes and sees you walk past her kitchen window with your hogleg strapped on. Being unfamiliar with the law, she calls the PD and out goes the "man with a gun" call. Easy to understand. She means well, but is ignorant of the law. Hey, the media has taught her that guns are bad, right?
The dispatcher probably won't try to explain that open carry is legal, (if they even know) and even if he or she did, the liability is still too great to not send an officer to investigate.
Now Officer Friendly (hopefully) arrives. He is just doing his job, and it isn't his fault he got the call. He is going to ask for your I.D. Now it gets interesting.
You can choose not to cooperate, but I wouldn't advise it. At that point, the officer is conducting an investigation, and you will probably go to jail for obstruction if you refuse to identify yourself. He has the responsibility to make sure you are legally armed, and not a convicted felon, etc. Again, I suggest going with the flow, cooperating, and going on your way.
There are countless videos of confrontations over open carry with police (how convenient a camera just happened to be rolling) presumably to raise awareness and capture some big rights violation to further the cause or sue. Call me a wimp, but I wouldn't want to be the poster boy for any issue. I really can't see getting the police called on me daily to further any cause, whether within my rights, or not.
In my opinion, the key to further the cause of accepted open-carry is clearly public awareness and education. How to do this, however, is complicated. It isn't going to get the support of the liberal media.
My views are that of a retired cop, AND a gun advocate, so I am not taking sides, just stating reality.