The national “open carry” movement, in which gun owners openly—and legally—carry guns in public, began in Virginia a decade ago. Meet three women who aren’t bashful about it.
Carrie Moats of Ashburn goes by the name Open Carrie on Internet forums: “I don’t carry every day. When I’m walking my dog, especially at night, I have my gun with me. The most common reaction I get is ‘Are you off-duty?’ People think I’m a police officer.”