Open Carry Texas, the NRA and Freaky, Crazy Crud.

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Sigmund, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. ghost19

    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    A very simple set of rules for ALL firearms:

    1)Assume ANY firearm you see in your line of sight or otherwise, is ALWAYS loaded. Treat the weapon as such if you are handling it in any capacity.
    2)A firearm is NOT a toy, nor is it meant to be used as one. A firearm is a tool. It has its place and it has a function.
    3)Never point ANY type of firearm at anyone. Simply put, do not put anything in your sights you are not willing to kill, because that's what a firearm is made to do.
    4)A firearm has no brain, neither do the rounds in the magazine or the chamber. Once you fire a round, the round can NOT be taken back for any reason.
    5)If you are not comfortable or familiar with a firearm in your hand, you have absolutely no business handling a firearm, for any reason.

    I showed my son from a young age what firearms are capable of. I took him shooting several times, he was obviously uncomfortable with the loud noise and the thought of what a real firearm can do scares him badly. I don't see anything wrong with this, just a transition in what our kids are exposed to at a young age. My exposure to firearms as a kid was target shooting and deer hunting. My kid's exposure to firearms is watching mass shooting reports on CNN. Who the hell wouldn't be terrified these days with all the mass media coverage? All responsible firearm owners can do is to be vigilant about demonstrating we're not going to shoot up the world and that gun ownership does not equal lunacy.

    These seemed like simple rules 35 years ago when I was a kid. They still seem like common sense rules for any type of firearm. Not sure what happened along the way that made firearms such a volatile subject.
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  2. ghost19

    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    As far as open carry of rifles in a department store. If I witness someone strolling around Wally World with a rifle, my spidey-senses are going to go way the hell off the chart. I'm most likely staying on their blind flank until I figure out what is going on. That's equivalent to screaming "LOOK AT ME" as you ride your bicycle back and forth at a high rate of speed in front of the girls on your block.
  3. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Not all open carry. But some, absolutely.
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  4. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I was looking for something completely different and came across this video.

    Earlier someone in this thread talked about a place where everyone was required to own a gun. I looked, but I can't find the post. Anyway, thought of that as soon as I. Found this song.


    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

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  6. Riot87

    Riot87 Goddess

    Its like i always say you don't have to get ready if you stay ready. I agree with sigmund too if i seen someone walk in with a gun like that i probably assume they there to kill us & pull my gun. It would be a bad situation.
  7. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    I saw the greatest bumpersticker today:

    Guns don't kill people.
    It's impossible for guns to kill people.
    People are impervious to bullets, and it's a total miracle.

  8. hossenpepper

    hossenpepper Keeper of Octopus Volcano

  9. Sigmund

    Sigmund Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your posts.

    So, what am I supposed to do when I see a person(s) come in to a restaurant, mall, theater or just walking along the street/sidewalk carrying a weapon(s)?

    Do I wait until s/he shoots someone? Am I supposed to wait until I see a human being murdered before I pull my gun and take that shooter out?


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  10. Sigmund

    Sigmund Well-Known Member

    Answer me.

  11. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Sigs, I don't think there is an answer. In certain areas, they're within the rights to carry like that. In our normal human reaction, we view such a display as an intrinsically aggressive act, calling up a flight-or-flight reaction.

    About the best I can think of, and it's no easy thing, is to go up to someone like that and say, "I carry, and your actions look aggressive to me. Just know that I'm watching, and as soon as I see your weapon unslung, I'm aiming for center mass, low."

    That's just fanciful bravado. I really don't have an answer.
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