I’m with Chance on open carry. I’m not going to do it, I think it is potentially dangerous, and in this instance it certainly didn’t help.
The fact of the matter though, is that Blaine Tyler seems to have had bad situational awareness and compounded that into a fatal error when he made a dumb decision to chase down the suspect that had just stolen his weapon.
You give up a distinct tactical edge when the bad guys know you are armed, and I haven’t yet heard a convincing argument of a common circumstance where open carry is preferable to concealed carry.
That allowed, I want you to have the right to open carry, even when that decision may end up with tragic results.