Reasons I open carry 1. To raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan. 2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns. 3. As a deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted. 4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations. 5. Because I can and want to. 6. Because it's perfectly legal. 7. Self defense 8. I carry a gun as a status symbol, it says my status is I am nobody's victim 9. Because it pisses off liberal anti-gun types.