Re: Proper weapons
Open carry in many parts of the USA. It's not rare to see someone with a holstered pistol* on their belt or the occasional M-16 slung walking into the local supermarket.
*Personally, I think it's kind of stupid. If someone is up to no good, they will take out the obvious threats (armed citizens) first. Me? I'm just a harmless looking dweeb with a stupid looking oversized fanny pack.