I just wish that rather than provoking stores into banning firearms (and then, getting media attention for having a gun ban in a store), we could ban these guys for being dicks.
Could we convince a major chain to adopt the Wheaton Rule?
I mean, I know that they are carrying their weapons to demonstrate their support for open carry, but there are things you don't carry around with you. Brooms are legal, but you don't go shopping with one. Weedeaters are legal, but you don't take one into a restaurant. Canoes are legal, but you don't take one into a movie theater. They are just trying to provoke a reaction and it's rude and tiresome.
I wonder if more places might just ask them to leave (or ban them) for just being disruptive, so that they can't paint the whole 'liberal world' as being antigun. "
Either that, or maybe people might stage a 'counter-protest' by open carrying fire extinguishers into all the businesses that allow the open-carry guys to do this.
"What? He's worried there might be a terrorist. I'm worried there might be a fire. It's perfectly legal."