Next week, Kentucky will become the 16th state to adopt permitless, constitutional carry. Through the legislative process, a residence requirement was proposed but, in the end, was not part of the bill. Kentucky had been an open carry state since 1891 and enacted the shall issue concealed carry statutes in 1996.
I see no significant difference between open and concealed carry, if you carry responsibly. My biggest concern is the number of people who will now carry concealed weapons with little to no training. Of course, the same is true of open carry but people are far less inclined to open carry.
I hate to put requirements on a constitutional right but I hope that anyone who is carrying feels the responsibility to qualify themselves with the weapons they carry, formally or informally.
And for those who would say there needs to be mandatory background checks and training requirements, I would suggest that we implement similar requirements to exercise voting rights: confirm identity, eligibility and that the person is informed.