Open Carry Civility, Part 2

This is something I’ve been harping on for several years. It seems for some, it’s not enough to carry openly in peace. After all, part of normalizing open carry in society is acting…

…you know…

NORMAL!

And not like a puerile jackass.

The Panty Shitting Mommies Demanding Action are already pointing to the douche in the story as an example of why we need more gun control.

Thanks a pantsload, asshole!

“See my gun? Look, I got a gun and there’s nothing you can do about it,” crowed a man at a Forsyth County, Georgia kids’ baseball game a few days ago, as he stalked the parking lot while open carrying his pistol in a holster.

via Open Carry Civility, Part 2.

15 responses

  1. The problem here is, no matter WHAT we do, no matter how civil, the grabbers will take it in the worst possible way.

    Case in point: a few months ago, a group of gun owners posed with their weapons. But the Moms Demand Anal took a shot from a different angle than the one posed for, of the same event, because it made it look like they were brandishing.

    This is war to the knife, so I don’t see the value of coddling the opposition. Yes, the guy WAS being an asshole. But the grabbers are that way all the time. . .

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  2. Good job again, Nicki.

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  3. I have a problem with the wording in the “News” article not yours Nicki.

    First the headline: Man with gun causes scare during children’s baseball game

    Really? What kind of scare did he cause? Who was scared and why? Seems its a pretty broad statement.

    “He’s just walking around [saying] ‘See my gun? Look, I got a gun and there’s nothing you can do about it.’ He knew he was frightening people. He knew exactly what he was doing,” said parent Karen Rabb.

    Again Really? Is he walking around talking to himself? To the parents? Mumbling to the no dogs allowed sign- It’s puts the lotion on or it gets the hose? Or was he walking around the parking lot with a gun on his belt? How many people did he approach and say I have this gun and there is nothing you can do about it? Why was he at the park at all? Did anyone actually speak to him? What did he say?

    “Why would anyone be walking around a public park, with a lot of children and parents and people here playing baseball, and he’s walking around with a gun? I don’t think the parents would have been nervous had he just had the gun in his holster and was just watching the game,” said parent Paris Horton.

    Umm, Has not one of these parents read about any of the mass shootings that have taken place in a Gun Free Zone? I agree with the assessment that if he had been quietly watching the game no one would have cared. Though if it were me I would always position myself in such a way as to monitor his actions. Again, what exactly was he doing to cause a disturbance? Was he talking to the flowers telling them how much he loved them and would always protect them from getting stepped on by the big bad baseball players?

    “When I was reading my son’s story last night, he turned to me and said ‘Mommy, did that man want to kill me?'” said Rabb.

    Throws BULLSHIT FLAG, loss of down and twenty-five yards. I think this mother is making this up out of whole leather. She sounds exactly like a luna chiroptera dressed in the garb of a second amendment supporter. I simpley don’t believe her.

    “I own a gun. I have no problems with the Second Amendment. But they do not belong in a parking lot where we have children everywhere. If you want to make a statement, go to the Capitol,” said Rabb.

    Cause we all know that a nut with a gun is going to go to the Capital where there are heavily armed police and restricted access buildings to shoot a bunch of people, right? Or would they go to a playground where a bunch of unarmed parents and school children were playing with little chance of police showing up to stop him within 3 to 12 minutes? Makes perfect since to me.

    This is such a poorly worded article it makes me wonder what kind of training the editor has let alone what kind of bias they may have. This is not a news article. It belongs on TMZ.

    I’m always a little suspicious of people who open carry. I always carry concealed. I prefer to be the nut center rather than the soft caramel type. How do we know this was not some GFW just out trying to make a point? Just way too much not know about this whole situation and the motives. What the artlcle does reveal is that it is written in more hyperbole than fact.

    Breaks into rendition of fweelings….

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  4. I know people who open carry. I never really thought much about it, until the one guy who open carried who droned ON and ON about it. I finally started to look at him suspiciously. It’s like, what? Is your penis not big enough or something?

    The firearms instructor where we recently went shooting had a lot to say about open carry, and it wasn’t good. He didn’t like the idea of people doing that, because he felt it was provocative and intimidating to others around them. I tend to think that open carry is more appropriate when someone is going hiking (bears, mountain lions) or something like that, rather than just for going to the grocery store.

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  5. Skywalker, totally agree.

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  6. When I first became a cop, I was told that from that point on, I was to ALWAYS go everywhere armed. I wore my first service pistol (a Model 10, S&W .38 Special) in my service holster under a windbreaker. Still, it was visible, and when I went to a school program, it drew some stares–and eventual comment to the chief of police, which I later heard about. Several days later, I bought a .380 semi-auto and carried it off-duty. It was much easier to conceal.

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  7. How do we know this bozo wasn’t doing this gig for the antiguns? It certainly got a lot of negative attention. But,then we all know the antis/democrats wouldn’t stoop so low as to run a scam on us…….would they??

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    1. We don’t. It would be an awesome story in and of itself and I would certainly write about it.

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    2. The thought occurred to me, too. Democrats are KNOWN to try and infiltrate Tea Party rallies, carrying racist signs in hopes the TV cameras will pick them up and spread the lie that the TP is racist at its core.

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      1. Well, if anyone has any actual evidence… let me have it!

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  8. I just don’t buy it. After reading the story and getting down to this:

    “I own a gun. I have no problems with the Second Amendment. But they do not belong in a parking lot where we have children everywhere. If you want to make a statement, go to the Capitol,” said Rabb.

    Bull. Another I’m a gun owner BUT. Screw that noise. Guns belong anywhere you have something to protect – especially your life or your children. Any person who says otherwise is a fool, ignorant or has an agenda. I’m betting the story isn’t quite what’s prsented on that website
    . It just doesn’t ring true. Either someone confronted the guy and was an ass about it provoking a response, or the closet Anti cooked it up and called the cops herself.

    Hopefully someone can get the other side of the story.

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      1. Guys, look. It’s entirely possible that this is provocation from the gun grabbers. It’s also entirely possible that there really was an asshat acting like an asshat. While we tend to think the best of our own, we also need to keep an open mind and be aware that sometimes our own act like idiots. It happens. There are morons in every camp. So before we start fielding conspiracy theories, let’s do some research and see if it WAS, in fact, provocation, and not just an armed jerk.

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        1. Occam’s Razor, Nicki. The chance of a grabber blowing something out of all proportion is MUCH higher than some random guy being an asshole while asserting Open Carry.

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        2. I think that would depend on where you live. I’ve seen plenty of that sort. So obnoxious, I wanted to throat punch them. Dude, just shut the fuck up and exercise your rights. Why the drama? Like a kid with a new car.

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