Strange question that I don't want to waste people's time with... but if you have time, I'd love to hear an honest opinion. So if you do, thank you in advance! I'm going to try to give a detailed account for you're benefit of being able to answer. Scenario: I have been open carrying almost every day lately--in public. So far I haven't recieved really any negative comments. I do try to remain open and decently friendly with people while open carrying. Yet I do not allow my eyes to linger on any one person unless spoken to, in effort that they don't feel threatened or targeted. That all said--I try not to be a "tough, don't mess with me" stare you down kind of gal (but I'm not going to assume that anyone wouldn't think that when they see me). And side note--I often am wandering around town with two small children under the age of 5. So hopefully that gives you a better visual of who I am and what you'd see. My purpose for open carry: My real main purpose was to put some holsters to the open carry test and in the process hoped it would educate people on the open carry/concealed carry laws. So far, the education factor has been my favorite part. At least half the people that have commented or asked about it, didn't know it was legal or such a law existed. And I have yet to have anyone comment, that didn't give me a thumbs up by the end. So that part has been cool--but the honest truth--I'm way more of cc kind of gal at heart. The question: Repeatedly, different people I am close to have brought up, out of concern, the idea that I might be more of a target to that one crazy guy out there... just by open carrying. As my brother worded it: "Honestly if I was of criminal mind, and I saw you open carrying like that... I think I'd be more apt to take you on as a challenge, cuz I'm pretty confident I could take your gun." He said possibly the idea of seeing a girl who thinks she so tough might spur him on to prove her wrong. This is hard to pose as a question due to too many variables. So I'm going to put two questions that might help. What do you think... 1) If you were a criminal that decided I was your target (stalker type) would you be more deterred by my gun, or see me as a greater challenge to conquer? And/Or.. 2) If you were of criminal mind, and you had a crowd of women to pick from, would seeing me with a gun make me more enticing than the rest, or would you choose an easier target?