What does Survivalism and being a Survivalist mean?! To me, it is being desensitized, bold, daring....fearless. It is about self-sufficiency, camaraderie and being outside your comfort zone. Desensitization is NOT a bad thing. In fact, it is a good thing. Not only is it crucial to surviving anything, even every day life, given the risks that anyone puts them through on any given day, but being desensitized actually opens the door to logical and rational thinking. Think about a horse for example. How do you get it rideable or even used to loud noises, like firearm reports? You desensitize it by subjecting it to the act repetitively. I know I run the risk of being criticized and mocked, blah, blah, blah, etc....but oh well. It is sad that The United States citizens has allowed themselves to be influenced by anyone or anything except their own mind, free will and ability to think independently. It is sad that there is growing sensitization and fear mongering going on. What the hell ever happened to make people scare so damn easily?! Another thing, you either support, advocate for and adhere to the 2nd Amendment entirely or not at all. There is NO middle ground. You cannot say you support the 2nd amendment and be against anything it involves. Free Will solemnly dictates, that if an individual lives in a state that allows open carry....that that person has the RIGHT and CHOICE to carry any arm they wish. Be it handgun, musket, rifle, shotgun, revolver, Derringer, any type of bow, a knife, baton, sword, any defense device (stun gun, taser, Mace, Sabre Defense Spray.) Nowhere in the Second Amendment does it say hide or conceal arms. The concept of concealed carry and the laws that followed, only exists because of the sensitized idiots and fear mongers that think being armed is not normal. Open Carry has existed for thousands of years, before the term even existed. I cannot believe that the human race has subjected themselves to fear and emotion based thinking. Animals think based on fear, humans should not. We are supposed to be intelligent.