My friend, trackerk, brings up an excellent argument about concealment for women. It is a challenge to dress cute and carry appropriate equipment.
But I’m ornery. And Mrs. TrackerK can probably kick my ass. Actually, no probably about it. My training is dance, hers is Krav Maga. I don’t stand a chance.
Um… Point, I haz one.
Let me go on the record as saying I am totally in favor of open carry. I do not believe that the state has a right to tell you how you can or cannot exercise your right to keep and bear arms. Bear being the important part. Some people will choose the element of surprise while others will choose the deterrent factor of an openly carried firearm.
I just want to point out that you do not have to dress like a nun to conceal the tools necessary to defend yourself.
Don’t believe me?
Yes, you can go back to the original pictures and see some printing. I will point out that the only item that Oklahoma law requires that I conceal is the firearm itself. I make no effort to hide the rest.
I really just wanted to make the point that ladies should not feel like they must sacrifice fashion for personal protection. Open carry or no, you are the only thing separating yourself from evil. I generally add something else to break up the print of my firearm, but I could go to the grocery store just like that and no one would ever notice. Obviously I endorse my husband’s holsters, they are the only ones I wear, but I encourage everyone to find one that works for them in their specific situation.
Do not ever let anything get in the way of taking care of yourself. The moment you do, you will wish you hadn’t.