After offering five common-sense suggestions about carrying a gun openly, she said this.As a gun owner, there are few better feelings than walking down the street in a freedom-friendly town with a pistol on your hip.
My comment which was not accepted was this.The point here is to act as if carrying a gun is as normal as wearing a wristwatch. Doing anything else will destroy the potential joys of open carry for the rest of us.
The discussion, even without my help to focus attention on the fact that gun owners themselves know openly carrying a gun is anything but "normal," turned into a fascinating internecine war between two types of gun owners."The point here is to act as if carrying a gun is as normal as wearing a wristwatch."
The reason people practice the "act as if" thing is because the thing they're acting about IS NOT TRUE.
The bullying extremists, shunned by the majority as counter-productive to the cause, say it's their right and nobody can tell them not to do it. The majority side with Breda. These are the "act as if" gun owners. These are the ones who pretend that gun ownership, concealed carry and even open carry are as normal as flying a kite on a summer's day. They know that's not true, but they pretend.
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