This is a tough subject for me. On one hand, I understand and acknowledge the benefit of being the "gray man". On the other, I really LIKE a few of my firearms related ball caps and t-shirts, including a BCM ball cap and a Gunsite shirt I wear from time to time.
In the end, I want to promote a positive example of a responsible gun owner. I think we really need to do this from time to time to help non-shooters understand most gun owners are NOT a bunch of clowns slinging AK's while they wait in line for a double mocha latte.
I choose my moments that I carry and wear firearms related clothing, and to be honest, 99% of the public, even here in South Texas, are clueless who my Gunsite, BCM, SOLGW, SIG, or Ruger hats or shirts represent. But the occasional "cool shirt/hat--thumbs up" I get and even give are a neat way of connecting to my brother and sister shooters to let them know we're not an army of one in a a vast pasture of "sheep-le".
I don’t quite understand what the law says. It doesn’t make much sense to me that a long gun can be out in the open in your car, but not a pistol? I thought in Texas that your vehicle is an considered an extension of your home, and a CCL is not required to have either one in your car. What about a pistol in a case where the case is out in the open?Your right about accidentally flashing your gun. My buddy had his pistol between his seats in his car half the butt of the pistol was sticking up. Well some busybody saw it in a mall parking lot reported him to the cops. They were ready to arrest him pull his carry permit and lectured him on what concealed carry means.