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  • Eve Fisher

    Every mother and grandmother I know is totally against open-carry, because it terrifies the kids, and us. Why? Because indeed, you cannot tell the open-carry “good guys” from the crazed person who’s about to let rip with multiple bullets. Of course, I may just know a bunch of unperceptive, undiscerning parents and grandparents…
    (And there’s also the dirty little secret that sometimes the good guy with a gun has been drinking and turns into a bad guy with a gun.)
    (And there’s another dirty little secret that sometimes the good guy with a gun has been dumped or divorced or fired and just wants to let people know how badly he’s been shafted in a forceful way.)
    (And there’s a third dirty little secret that sometimes the good guy with a gun is an abuser who won’t do anything in public but will go home and shoot the wife and kids if they try to leave.)

    • Tami Gregory

      No, not a bunch of unperceptive, undiscerning parents. Just ones that already think like you do.

  • Rebecca Fuentes

    Hauling a rifle around for open carry (as opposed to a properly holstered handgun), is grandstanding at best and asking for trouble at worst. I’m comfortable with guns and people having them, but someone wandering around the grocery store with a noticeable long gun would make me nervous. There’s no reason for it except to make a spectacle (has someone done this recently, btw?).

  • kenofken

    If I become emperor, open carrying guns like that won’t be illegal, but it will be a defacto enlistment in the armed forces. If one of these Patriots shows up at the local strip mall with his AR, his happy ass will be on a plane that night to Afghanistan or whatever war zone we’re in at the time, and he’ll be on patrol in a forward area within 48 hours. He can open carry all he likes in Kandahar. If people want to declare themselves citizen militia, fine. But militias can get called up.