I don't have a problem wondering if it's safe for someone to carry a gun as long as you recognize that the person in question has a right to carry a gun. The second amendment isn't about making us safer (which it does generally), it's about proclaiming the God given right that all people have a right to own and carry a gun. The main two reasons why the right is good is deterrent and defense, whether against idiots wanting your money, or idiot government wanting your money, but the right isn't there because of the reasons or because of the amendment. The right is mentioned because it already existed. Showing someone your gun isn't necessarily bad, but it can be done in a dangerous way, and it is generally frowned up in public today. 100 years ago no one would have likely batted an eye, and a lot of places it's still normal. Some people just don't have a good upbringing. My first shot changes depending on the situation, but it actually sits at rat shot most of the time today. Easier to get a good tag on a snake or wild dog. When I think two legged predators are more likely, I move over one to HP. I would try my best to convince someone not to carry rat shot all the time due to collateral damage, but it's still their life. My breath would be much more useful trying to convince people not to text and drive since I'm much more likely to encounter a bad situation due to that.