just exactly how is exercising your right to bear arms a "recipie for trouble"?Out in the woods on a hike or on private property no problem. Out in public I think it's a recipe for trouble.
I think exercising your right is fine. I just don't think that open carry all over town is the wisest way to do it. People's attitudes and reactions towards seeing an openly carried firearm are going to vary from place to place as social norms vary across the country. While people might not care one whit about it where you live, I've seen write-ups in my local newspaper about police responding to citizens carrying openly, which meant it caused a stink. I also believe that owners of private property like stores etc.. can ask you to leave if they realize that you have a firearm on their property, which is not public, and they don't want firearms on their property. Which also leads to the point of having to carry and remove a weapon off and on during the day, which means at some point the firearms has to be left unattended in a vehicle, which I don't like either.