The other side of the coin.
We have all heard about, discussed, or maybe just thought about this scenario:
You are suddenly faced with two or more attackers. Your means of escape has been compromised and you are forced to make a stand. One of your attackers has a visible weapon (firearm) and threatening you. It is now all about survival...who do you shoot first? Well, that's easy, the one with the gun.
So lets look at the other side of the coin:
A bad guy decides to visit a certain establishment because of what they have inside. They have it, he needs (wants) it, and he decides he will kill if necessary to take it. He goes there armed and hides his piece under a light jacket or loose shirt. He's inside sizing up his situation, yep they have what he wants and there are only two other people there. The only wrinkle in his plan is the guy openly carrying a gun. He is not dissuaded from his intent, but rather moves to a more tactically advantaged spot in the place. OK, now it's game time...who does he decide to shoot first?
I'm just saying that in this case I would prefer to be carrying concealed and at least have a chance to defend myself. I also realise that I have just placed an open flame on a powder keg. To all those who prefer to carry openly, this was not intended as a slam but merely food for thought. :smt102