Noticed a man open carry in a high crime area (In Mississippi - I reside back and forth between the two states) with his whole family today. I fully support him doing so; however, I don't believe open carry is functional for more than exercising your right (which is increasingly important for us to do) as the bad guy with the gun would never let you even draw (of course he will see you with your gun [yes I did specify a gun here] - that's the idea right?). Better in an area like that with your family to CCW. I know this isn't so political, but it is not very informative for the CHL section either, but it could be political... for practical purposes, shouldn't we all have the right to CCW barring violent criminal history or certain mental problems? Practical as in ccw cannot be a mistaken for aggression, therefore assumed purpose should be defensive carry. Right not privilege as in there should be no cost (or class discrimination) associated with the right to ccw. I might assume this man was open carrying because he could not get a ccw license, which bars him from the more practical use of his weapon for the defense of his family. I'm aiming for general discussion about ccw vs open carry and the practicality vs farce of open carry states which still require a license to ccw.