I always find this a bit.... odd I guess would be the word. I guess it all depends on the area you live in, and the culture there, but I’ve never had anyone even notice me opening an assisted knife, let alone make a comment. I barely get anyone who notices I have any knife at all, unless I need to use it. Only time I ever had someone say anything about an assisted, was a know-it-all jackwad at work who tried to insist that it was an auto, and that they were illegal in my state. And that was just because he has to be in everybody’s business, not because a pocket knife triggered him.