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Why is the midget being so aggressive toward that guy?
The body language doesn't look aggressive at all.
She's obviously afraid for her life, and should call 911 on the guy.
The guy with the SA revolver in a crossdraw holster is just so menacing. I hope the woman survived the dangerous encounter.
Why is the guy on the left giving someone the middle finger?
She's practicing her right to free speech in a non violent manner. Open carry is not how to win friends and influence people. But open carry people don't care about a friendly, peaceful presentation. They want you to be afraid of them, it's part of their irrational power trip.
The guy looks pretty friendly to me. What is the problem again?
The problem is now you claim to be an attorney, even a faculty member at Harvard.
Hmmm, a seemingly unarmed citizen goes up to someone open carrying a handgun and while I cant see what else, lets just say that the sling that shows is holding a long arm of some sort. And apparently this woman feels secure enough of her safety to get within arms reach and flip the guy off. Sort of speaks to how scary these guys are. At that distance she's in danger of being one of those OCT brochures he's openly carrying.
Often the open carry nuts are not scary, sometimes they are. But, that's not the point. The point, which you're agreed with, is they are stupidly doing your cause more harm than good. They're idiots.The other cases in which it's unclear if they're a threat or not are worse.
If you care about your personal safety, which I suppose is why (laugh) you carry a gun, then someone approaching you with a gun should cause you concern. That's why it's totally understandable and even correct to call 911 when someone sees someone openly carrying a gun in public. I can't, won't, and don't trust the intentions of anyone carrying a gun in public unless they are police. If a police person is not in uniform, I don't know they are police. Most of the military (wearing uniforms) people I see in public don't carry their guns. SS, if you go to a dress affair (dinner, award banquet, whatever) wearing your best shinny uniform, do you carry a gun?
"If a police person is not in uniform, I don't know they are police." While I'm sure there are some that don't carry, most police officers I know carry off duty. Then there are the ones who don't wear uniforms. In Minnesota, I know that there is no requirement to conceal for permit holders. While I normally (pretty much always) conceal, others choose not to. And again, people up here don't seem to get the vapors when someone carries. Perhaps you should consider moving somewhere where they don't allow open carry and tightly control permitted carry like say DC, or maybe Camden. As for your comment regarding carrying in uniform, unless you're just making stuff up, its obvious that you've never worn one. While on duty soldiers aren't allowed without authorization from their commander.
But you say you carry all the time. Are you never in uniform? If you don't understand that people are uncomfortable seeing people carrying guns in public, that is your delusion. Perhaps you should move to some materialistic country where everyone carries guns. You would feel right at home. You could bring your weapon to the dinner table, the toilet, or any other place a gun is not needed. You wouldn't have to worry about being the coward in the room because everyone carries a gun.
"Perhaps you should move to some materialistic country where everyone carries guns." You mean like a country that says that everyone has the right to keep and bear arms? A novel concept. Oh wait, I already live there. No move necessary......
As usual you refuse to answer questions. Typical dodge for gun loons who have no rational answer. They say something stupid like move to a different country.
Well Anon, someone suggested I move to a country where everyone carries guns. As I stated in my reply, I already live in a country where most citizens can carry for self defense, so no move is necessary.
Looks to me like a peaceful conversation and she is giving her example of how she feels about gun grabbers and gun control. SCREW THEM!
Don't you mean she's giving her opinion of the open carry movement?
Nope. I meant what I said. She strongly reminds me of my late grandmother and her use of hand motions to express her feelings. And that is exactly how she felt about freedom grabbers. Someone not knowing the subject of the conversation between us would swear that she was flipping me off too.
You're a perfect example of how some really extreme gun nuts live in their own reality. You have a wonderful talent to twist things that are obviously not what you claim them to be.
What makes you think I even own a gun? I am just looking at a picture and reading comments. Talk about twisted, that's you.