Actually "Open Carry" is perfectly legal in Massachusetts if you have an LTC. You don't have to conceal it. Probably not a good idea though since most people in this state lose bladder control at the sight of gun metal. The police officer that taught the handgun safety coarse when I took it said they get "man with a gun" calls everywhere you go even though you're doing nothing wrong.<quoted text>
As I previously stated, we do not know exactly what happened in this situation. Who are you or I or the Sentinel to say that the guy wasn't in fear for his life?
Having a license to carry is a license to carry a CONCEALED weapon. Obviously it isn't lawful to pull your gun out in public to threaten people or to show off. But we don't know what happened here...my point (which obviously people agree with) is that the guy had a legal right to carry his gun and we don't know that he was unlawful in his actions. We cannot assume.
But you're right you don't have the right to pull it and wave it around at people. And we don't know all the details of this case and he may have had a legitimate reason to pull it. I just seriously doubt it since they ran after the incident ended and didn't report it.