My first open carry encounter in months. It's a mouthful so venture on at your own risk. I'm going to try and remember everything the gentleman said. My significant other and I went to Chehaw Park today. We took her two nieces. I was openly carrying my P250c along with two backup mags opposite side in some Zookeper leather. We walked throughout the entire zoo area for a few hours without any issues. After awhile the children wanted to go to the playground so we ventured back to drive over. Eventually we arrived at the playground which is massive by the way. The girls went wild on the playground while we sat down on a bench in some shade. After awhile I had to walk around to the other side to keep an eye on the eldest. As I was standing there a black man in maybe his 30s started beckoning me over. He was in a fold out chair in the shade with his children. At first I thought he was speaking to someone else and then he said: "Yeah, you with the pistol." My mood immediately worsened as I feared he was just going to chastise me. I walked over to him. He said, "I see you got that pistol. Were you bullied as a kid or something? You don't need that. You need to learn how to fight." He went on to explain that he used to have guns in the house when he was "scrawny" like me. But he decided to instead learn how to fight and bulked up. He didn't want to be afraid anymore. "You're a coward. That's the problem. You're going to shoot someone and you're going to kill them. I can see it. Because you think that's your only option," he said. He said I should instead look into self defense classes using my hands instead of guns. I told him that even then (it is something I want to do) that I would continue to carry because my gun affords me another option. "Look around," he gestured around the park,"you're the only guy here with a gun. Around these kids!" He was overall very pleasant. Blunt, but not confrontational whatsoever. He spoke well and made his point. I could see my girlfriend subtly beckoning me over so I offered the gentleman my hand to shake. I told him I appreciated the conversation but I must go. He made sure to end by repeating, "I can see it. You're going to kill someone. It's going to change you forever. Think about what I said. Learn to fight." I understand his sentiment. I countered his arguments well I believe. It never became heated and was a nice conversation. He was blunt but not insulting. Just thought I would share. It was interesting.