As a gun owner, there are few better feelings than walking down the street in a freedom-friendly town with a pistol on your hip.
However, there are rules for open carry... mostly because I'm making them up right now. (& feel free to add yours in the comment section)
1.) Be exceedingly polite - use words like "please," thank you," and "ma'am."
2.) Smile a lot.
3.) Do not touch your gun. Ever.*
4.) Do not call attention to your gun. Ever.
5.) Do not talk about your gun unless someone asks. Ever.
The point here is to act as if carrying a gun is as normal as wearing a wristwatch. Doing anything else will destroy the potential joys of open carry for the rest of us.
Because, seriously? You come into my library carrying a shotgun and acting like an asshole, I'm going to call the cops on you too.
*unless you need it, obviously.