No $hit. What a bunch of idiots??? Want to make a point...cut your hair and go to work. Keep your motivation for meaningful purposes.The open carry thing never bothered me personally because I usually always cc. And who can blame these company's for making that decision when these jackasses are shoving it in peoples faces.
Sure they are most likely harmless, but no one needs to take an AR15 to Target. I don't even use one for home defense. I use a shotgun and pistol combo. It over-penetrates in that environment.150 years ago, no one would have given someone a second thought, who carried a firearm openly, wherever that might be.
However, because of phobic political correctness, people who exercise one of our basic rights, are excoriated even by people of say they support the Second Amendment. While these men don't appear to be the" poster children" for the image some would like to see, they are nonetheless well within their rights. It's not for anyone to determine what looks "right" as long as the person acts within the law.
The management of Target, Chipotle, and other corporations are acting as reactionarily as those who hide behind "gun safety" as a ploy to disarm citizens. Target is stupid to believe that they're creating a "family friendly" environment by attempting to ban the open carry of firearms in their stores. This is the same company who could not, because of stupidity and appallingly weak management, would not do what's necessary to protect their customers' financial information. They have no credibility.
As has been stated repeatedly, when the bad guys know that people are unarmed, they will take advantage of the unarmed. It's that simple.
The guy who comes in with an AR15 slung over his shoulder is far less a threat than the sicko who posts his hostility on Facebook.
Folks shouldn't be unecessarily aggressive in their posture or actions. However, those who are within their rights to openly carry a firearm shouldn't be ashamed to exercise that right by meekly kowtowing to those who want to disarm everyone.
I did, I have, I am just tired of it now.Conceal your piece please.
It's not anyone's place to decide what someone should use for self-defense, whether in public or in the home. That's no one's call but the owner.Sure they are most likely harmless, but no one needs to take an AR15 to Target. I don't even use one for home defense. I use a shotgun and pistol combo. It over-penetrates in that environment.
Their are rights sure. I could go out and dress as a drag queen if I wanted to and go to Target, but that would be queer and I ain't. This is no different. Walking around Target, a business mind you, carrying a battle rifle with women and children about is unnecessary and in bad taste. Paints responsible gun ownership in an extremist profile. Dudes walkin' around Target like its Baghdad. What for??? Zip. To make a point like some hoods would do. Have some class and respect for the fact that others might not be so open-minded to open carry. Conceal your piece. No one wants to think about a killing instrument strapped to a guy when strolling through Target.
Save the fireworks for the show. And don't be a dumba$$. Or drag queen. Or just not around me or on the forum please.
Myself excluded, naturally.
Ok, not the BEST comparison but there is a point to it that a few touched on. Because you can doesn't mean you should. I personally don't OC because if I were a person about to commit a crime I am gonna take the guy out with the weapon first then carry on with my mission. That aside it doesn't bother me if you see fit to OC a pistol (I laugh inside). I see OCing rifles and shotguns useless in public and populated areas. IT IS AN IN YOUR FACE ACT. As to the 150 years ago comment, we also hunted for our food regularly then and people were used to being around guns. Now we go to a store and buy our cheesy poofs. I live in THE most gun friendly state and run across people regularly that are not very comfortable with weapons. Do you think going out into a retail store slinging long guns helps our cause.... I believe it alienates us even more so. Carry on how you choose but I know I am going to see another thread about someone is pissed they cant go get their hair did at the place and their MAAAADDDD! Some of these places are not saying disarm. They are asking that you don't take it to the extreme and make other paying customers uncomfortable (reasonable to me). Oh, and look at the ramadas at your local shooting ranges and note all the holes in it. I don't feel comfortable with Jack handling a long gun in a store.Interesting things you eatquate to the 2nd Amendment.
I'm willing to bet most criminals don't think in terms of "missions".Ok, not the BEST comparison but there is a point to it that a few touched on. Because you can doesn't mean you should. I personally don't OC because if I were a person about to commit a crime I am gonna take the guy out with the weapon first then carry on with my mission.
Most protests are "in your face". That's the point.That aside it doesn't bother me if you see fit to OC a pistol (I laugh inside). I see OCing rifles and shotguns useless in public and populated areas. IT IS AN IN YOUR FACE ACT.