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Open Carry Foolishness

Posted by commonsenseforamericans on December 30, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Open Carry laws


We have recently seen several states pass new “Open Carry laws.” Unfortunately some people seem to have taken these laws a little too literal and have given people like Bill Maher an opportunity to make fun of people who have carried various types of rifles into restaurants and other public places.


While I'm a supporter of open carry laws, I don't believe that these people are furthering their cause and understanding by the anti-gun advocates.


This is one of the few times that I consider Maher to have a point, not to mention that his rant is actually funny. One of the most dangerous anti-gun commentaries is when the example used would probably make most people, pro gun and anti gun very uncomfortable.


I fully understand that these people who carry weapons into public restaurants and other business establishment are trying to make a temporary point, but they are misguided in their efforts.


“Open carry” is not meant to carry in such a fashion that scares some of the public and is more a “in your face” effort than responsible use of weaponry.


I would advise the public that is engaging in these displays of weaponry to cease. What point are they trying to make. Does upsetting the public that is against open carry laws or the 2nd

Amendment in general need to be given more reasons to oppose owning weapons? I think not. The purpose of the open carry laws are to insudre that the 2nd Amendment is in fact a right that the public must acknowledge and for the right purpose.


To just flaunt their weapons because they can is not a good enough reason to scare the reluctant public.


Fred Speckmann

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Reply Charity
4:53 PM on July 14, 2015 
I completely agree. It seems these days that if people get offended they either refuse to do anything at all, or they try to overly offend the one that offended them in the first place. Guns are for protection, and if ppl keep using them in this manner as scare tactics, race violence, and religious discrimination then we will lose them altogether. We can only pray ppl start to using their God given common sense.