They just don't get it. They don't care about your rights, or your freedom to do as you please. They speak highly of their 2A right to bare arms, but do not care about yours. They instantly label you as incompetent. You don't know how to handle yourself if someone goes for your gun. They often imagine themselves in movies, stuck in a bank robbery or jewel highst. "You lose the element of surprise." "The gunman will target you first because you have a gun." Generally, people don't even realize you HAVE the gun, let alone a criminal who's keeping tabs on a LOT more than that. I guess the scenario of a criminal cornering you and putting a gun in your face, and you not being able to get to yours fast enough because it's under a shirt and jacket, just isn't as cool. Let alone a bad guy not wanting to mug a guy who has a gun on his hip. They are usualy quick to praise Law Enforcement of their training and abilities that allow them to carry openly. But anyone here who has worked with the majority of officers would know the training is sub-par. There are shining stars and completely bad-*** officers out there, but they do not make the majority. They won't shut up about how you're bad for firearms progression and the 2A, but can't admit it's the deterioration of the 2A that makes openly carrying to "taboo". In the wild west, for instance, did anyone conceal carry? Nope, and it was normal. Everyone had a gun. If they had the "Let's not kill everyone..." Mentality that we do today, life would have been very peaceful. They don't do anything to further the firearms cause. They spend so much time complaining about people who open carry, all it does is create a line in the sand between gun owners. Where people who simply dislike open carry can still acknowledge a persons right to open carry, and leave it at that; The anti-OC forum warrior will go out of his way to tell you how much better he is than you.