Compelling case. Open carry should be accepted, because it is convenient when hiking. Douchebag.Dumbass open carrier said:So what about those who are 18-21 years old? Open carry gives them the option to have a firearm for self defense. And don't tell me they should wait until they are 21 to get their CPL... criminals do not care how old you are and they will not wait for you to "grow up." Also what about people visiting out of side? It gives them the option to carry as well without going through the process of getting a non resident permit. Permits cost money, and if a tourist decided to come to Washington every few years, it isn't worth it to go through the process to get the non resident CPL.
Personally, I don't open carry as much as I like. But there is one event that I always open carry: when I go hiking. Ever tried carrying concealed while hiking? It sucks. You are sweating and your firearm is moving all over the place. Open carry is a godsend on the trails. Whether or not I open carry, I will still do as much as I can to keep it legal and to spread the word.