Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Dom Raso - Guns in Businesses
As usual with the gun-rights fanatics, the truth takes second place to the exaggerated rhetoric. Dom says there have been 2.5 million concealed carry permits issued in Florida. Then he says they're all potential customers for YOUR STORE. In what he must think is a slick way, he's gone from all the permits ever issued, including I suppose renewals as well as those that have expired, making it sound like there are truly that many out there. Well, this site says there are less than half that, at least when you count active permits.
I'm sure his other stat about how few have committed crimes is equally false.
Another interesting thing in this video is his insistence that all these concealed carry permit holders are continually on the lookout for lawbreakers. I've been told quite the opposite, but let's run with it. Dom Raso himself claims to be "trained, prepared, and always on the lookout for those preparing to do harm to others in this country." Does he think of himself as some kind of super-hero who's continually scouring the entire country for wrongdoers?
And the clincher, "Why would you want to keep guys like me out of your store or business?"
Well, one reason might be because guys like him are dangerous. People who see themselves as judge, jury and executioner would not be welcome in any business of mine. And let's face it, even if Mr. Raso is as trained and prepared as he claims, but your average Florida permit holder is not. Many of those guys are inadequately trained and prepared, and sure to be a liability in any emergency.