I most certainly am not speaking out of speculation and this has nothing to do with your past experience. The past....[/] being the operative word.
Read on, I'll explain....
They haven't changed completely, there was still people and politicians those people voted for, seeking our gun rights but while Biden's been in office and even under Trump's presidency, the Democrats have been pushing harder than they ever have to abolish our gun rights and every single time when there's another school shooting or just any another mass shooting to whatever degree, they push even harder.
Don't need to. Just the very sight of an openly-carried firearm gets even more under their skin to push for more gun regulation, restriction, gun-free zones, red-flag laws, longer waiting periods and more stringent/wider background checks and any other miscellaneous law they can think of.
Some things are just better left unseen and since there's only a few things in my book that puts open carry above conceal carry, all you're doing at this point is just rubbing it in their face and now its gotten to the point where more and more of those regulations, restrictions and laws are becoming reality.
Not even remotely close to the point but when it starts limiting your's, and our freedom by making us jump through more hoops to exercise our rights, it should concern you but, you do you. You're all about that open carry, I am not so there's really no point in re-hashing what you and I have already hashed out probably half a decade ago. As far as I'm concerned, if you're not out in the woods or if you're not a cop who's three times more likely to use that gun, cover it up. You really aren't at any more of an advantage than I am, but argue with me and disagree with me all you like. In the last 5 years I've learned a lot, talked to a lot of people and there's still a reason why I am not interested in open carry. It's no longer about expressing your rights, doing it simply because you can or pissing off the Libs which, open carriers have done that quite well and we're starting to pay the consequences. Maybe not where you live but where you live isn't the whole United States.