Totally agree. I know they're trying to make a statement, but I think they're going about it all wrong. There was an incident where some guys thought it was a good idea to open carry at a library and walked into the children's book area. Of course the police were called and it became a huge problem. Now there's a ban on carrying in libraries. So much for that smart move.
NRA Life Member
Well spoken, something I've always wanted to say.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. - Frederick Douglass
War to the Knife, Knife to the hilt.
If we don't want to live in a trashy area, we all have to be willing to help pick up the trash.
“One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I've carried openly for about seven years now. No confrontations, no problem going into the grocery store, library, courthouse, sheriff's office, or anywhere but the stupid post office... I just wouldn't go anywhere my gun is unwelcome.
I don't NEED to hide my gun, and the few people who even remark on it have been happy to learn that it is perfectly "legal" to carry openly... and I'm careful to tell them that I carry because I am a self owner and the only one responsible for my safety.
That is simply part of where I live and the people around me and I recognize that it isn't this way everywhere. I do think that the more people see others carrying openly, going about their peaceful business with a smile on their face and a helping hand ready to open a door, etc... fewer and fewer will be unnecessarily confused or frightened by the sight of a mere inanimate tool on our belts.
All of the hairy old myths and phobias about open carry will continue to be used against us as long as some people cling to them, whether from the Bradys or our own ranks. I can accept your method of carry... just wonder why you are so afraid of mine.
NRA Certified instructor: handgun, self defense, CRSO
Personally I do not OC, not because I could not where I am at and not because of the often cited but rarely true cases of guns grabs or other craziness but simply because I am a quiet and nonconfrontational person and do not want to make any public statements or get into discussions. I admit that doesn't further the cause of OC but I am just not ready for that yet.
Knarren und Zigarren!!!
It's sad to see more gun owners against our right to carry a firearm. I dont understand you anti's. This isn't the Brady Campaign forum