This is a thread about making the case for open carry. The OP was one of the best posts ever made on this site. It was authored by Mainsail, not a copy/paste job. It was well-written such that even the biggest USA Carry idiot(s) could understand it. It was not argumentative in any way, not judgmental towards those who disagreed with it, and every single argument that's being made in recent days' posts against the practice was preempted by Mainsail's foresight in addressing them individually in the OP before anyone had to strain the limits of credulity to come up with the brain-dead hypotheticals we're seeing now.
There can be valid discussion around the premises Mainsail promulgated in his OP. There can be valid questioning of those premises too. Mainsail has always made himself available to discuss and/or answer questions since first posting this thread eight years ago. He's all for valid conversation about the case he's made for open carry. Maybe he's all for what's been goin' on since SR9 talked about OC'ers with chips on their shoulders too, I don't know, and won't presume to try to speak for Mainsail, but this is how I see it nonetheless.
Anyone who clicks on this thread hoping to find endless walls of text talking about the case against open carry is clicking on the wrong thread. Likewise, anyone who thinks the open carrying members of this site who have participated thus far do so hoping that someone(s) will go on for pages explaining ad nauseum why they don't accept the validity of our reasons for open carrying, quite obviously doesn't understand why there's a text-box for making a Title of a thread that describes what the Topic is intended to be, and further has deficient understanding when both the Title and content of the OP unequivocally match each other for Topic content.
If you want to make a case against open carry, start a where the Title and content of your OP matches half as well as Mainsail's did, then write walls of text explaining your position and wait for replies to roll in.
What's been going on for the last few days is nothing short of thread-jacking. The jack-offs doing it should stop it.