Skip to comments.CONCEALED CARRY: A MIDDLE-ROAD VIEW?
Posted on 08/01/2010 6:53:43 AM PDT by marktwain
The current edition of Harpers magazine carries a cover story on concealed carry, illustrated with an Andy Warhol portrait of a High Standard Sentinel .22 revolver ironically, more of a Backwoods Home utility handgun than a concealed carry piece, but what the heck.
It is a very articulate story from a man who carried a Colt Detective Special .38 for some time, and understood the power and responsibility he carried with it. In the end, he decided not to carry every day. Some in the gun world see that as a cop-out. I noticed that the author reserved the option to carry it on long drives or in other situations where he felt less secure than usual. In the end, its his choice. Hell, I know a lot of determined, busy Second Amendment Rights activists who dont carry a gun every day, either, and Ive known some who dont carry at all and there are a few 2A supporters who dont even own a gun. While I am one of those who does carry a gun daily wherever and whenever it is legal, I dont think those who choose otherwise are Commies or anything.
Give it a read. You can find it here. The editors at Harpers did something interesting. The glued-on flyleaf on the cover reads My Concealed Weapon and You. Turn it over, though, and the subtitle for the article on the actual cover says, My Concealed Weapon and Me. I gotta admit, I like that. Our concealed weapon is initially about us, and those we have a responsibility to protect. But its also about others, who are present when we are armed and who may be present and even close to the line of fire if any of us every have to draw a defensive handgun for
(Excerpt) Read more at backwoodshome.com ...
Concealed carry, no permit, OK in AZ! Real America!
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> Concealed carry, no permit, OK in AZ! Real America!
Amen to that!
An American has the RIGHT to keep and bear arms.
An American should not have to get permission from anyone, pay any fees or taxes, or carry some government issued paper paper to exercise a guaranteed RIGHT.
I did not read the Harper’s article, but firearm users and those that conceal carry, are some of the most responsible, thoughtful people I know.....far more than the average liberal who is nothing more than a grasseater (term used to describe prey).
I’m not inclined to shell out $17 bucks to catch the Harper’s story but I will see if I can’t find it at the library.
I would be curious who would view the guy as a “cop-out” because he changed his habits. Maybe if he became anti-gun (but that never seems to happen, does it?!).
Still some days I carry and some days I don't.
They only become Commies when they try to restrict the rights of others. That means most liberal/progressive/socialist/Marxist types.