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

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  1. ghost19
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    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
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    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
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    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

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

  5. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...absoulfreakinlutely...
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  6. Riot87
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    Riot87 mrs phenomenal

    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
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    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.

    *snort*
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    hossenpepper Keeper of Octopus Volcano

  9. Sigmund
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    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?

    Frick.

    Peace.
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  10. Sigmund
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    Sigmund Well-Known Member

    Answer me.

    Peace
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  11. Grandpa
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    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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  12. Sigmund
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    Oh crud!

    Open Carry Texas is at it again.

    This is a really bad idea.

    Gun rights group Open Carry Texas warned to stay out of Fifth Ward | News - Home

    Call me cynical but I truly don't believe OCT chose a historic African-American neighborhood to hold a demonstration to "...touch as many people as possible with our message of an armed society is a polite society..."

    If OCT wants to prove they are a *polite society* then wait to be invited to a neighborhood and don't *drop by uninvited*.

    The OCT demonstration is scheduled for noon this Saturday. Keep you head down.

    Peace.
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  13. Grandpa
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    How do they even pretend that these platitudes have substance? The one I'm aware of is Switzerland, and it's an outlier. For every Switzerland, we can point out about 20 Somalias. The most polite country I've experienced is Japan, and they're not armed at all.
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    I'm sure someone has already beaten me to this -- either on this thread, which, forgive me, I could not read in full -- or out there somewhere in media, but the first thing I thought about when looking at some of the pictures is a story or screenplay (maybe even a SyFy-like comedic teleplay, although it could also be done a bit more seriously) called "Open Carry." It would be about a demonstration of open-carry at a mall, but then an event -- I guess I'm going to have to go with the old staple, a zombie attack, sorry -- occurs and the open-carry people are forced to spring into action to defend the mall. Some of course would wimp out, while some who were against the open-carry people have to themselves take up arms to help out in the fight. This has probably already been done, I suppose, but it would make a great story for someone like King, I think.

    In terms of the issue at hand, I honestly imagine that those who truly understand and appreciate firearms -- and, full disclosure, I am not a fan of current loose interpretations of the Second Amendment, and I am certainly not a fan of these weapons -- probably cringe when they see this, and I would bet they may want restrictions on carrying guns to public places just because only very serious, very careful people are the best individuals to have access to firearms.
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  15. Lily Sawyer
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    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    Oh, yay. Just what the U.S. needs right now, on the heels of the Michael Brown shooting and all the nationwide protests: OCT supporters (mainly white) going armed (naturally) into a predominantly black (and upset, rightfully so) neighborhood, where active members of a historically militant group (New Black Panthers) reside and/or gather. OCT couldn't have worse timing, taste, or judgment. Jerks.
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  16. Sigmund
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    Oh, Mz Lily!

    You cannot be suggesting...the OCT picked this time and place to create an uproar!? Heaven forbid. White militants instigating a square off on black militants? Unthinkable. Shame on you for even suggesting it. ;)

    (keep your head low and an exit nearby)

    >>hugs<<

    P.S. Give this Hispanic girl a call if you get in trouble. I carry a switchblade! Ha!


    Peace.
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  17. Lily Sawyer
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    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    Yeah, I know. Who am I to think that OCT might be taking advantage of a volatile situation, one in which people might be scared....and thus might be swayed into thinking that Open Carry is the best thing since the Bill of Rights?

    I hang my head in shame. ;)
    Co-inky-dink? Creo que no.
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  18. Sigmund
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    Sigmund Well-Known Member

    You be white! :rofl:

    co-inky-dink? Yeah. That one.
    Yo tanpoco.

    (Never mind us. Lily is dealing with a person of COLOR! And we are both having a great ole time. Ha!)

    :love_heart:

    Peace.

    (Stop it, now. I have to go to bed and wake up early when the cocks in my yard crow.:rofl:)
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  19. no bounce no play
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    no bounce no play I am Borg

    Grisham has no common sense. He's a crackpot on a mission. (imho)
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  20. AnnaMarie
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    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    You mean like the timing, taste, and judgement of holding an NRA rally in Columbine, right after....Columbine?
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