I carry guns all the time, but I never carry openly, except at the range. In fact, I’m kind of paranoid about letting anyone know I’m carrying, even acquaintances. (All my friends know that I’m carrying, just as I know they are, and we seldom if ever even talk about it.)
I’m not interested in “making people comfortable about seeing guns in public” for the simple reason that some of those people will want to take my gun away from me. Not going to happen.
Here’s someone who agrees with me, and has some good reasons behind his position. I agree with all of them.
You may or may not agree with me, but argument is pointless because I’m not going to change my mind about it.