Agreed. But a gun tucked in his waist so it’s visible, at “Dark Knight”, after a mass murder, with a country full of wussies doesn’t work. Use some common sense and “conceal”.
Be sensible! Submit to the wussies!
So you disagree, but you say "agreed" in order to feel better about it?
In most places "the right to bear arms" is restricted to open carry, and a license is required to conceal. So the guy is right. And, the "unease" felt by the "wussies" can only be resolved when they get THEIR minds right about the potential for guns around them.
If you can't trust the guy sitting next to you with open carry, then the logical conclusion is can't trust anyone in the theater who may be carrying for good or ill and you MUST insist that TSA frisk everyone in the theater. This guy's doing everyone a favor, to make them think about their inconsistency if nothing else.
I agree with the other posters, that while my first inclination would be to CC (though it is my preferred way of carrying), Civil Rights are too essential for “niceties”.
“Honey, why did you let police officers inspect our house?”
“Well, they knocked, then they asked if they could search our home looking for any evidence implicating us in a crime. They did it so politely, I just had to let them in. It would have been rude to say no.”
There *must* be a public realization that guns are a Civil Right *everywhere*, and *all the time*. That these rights are *not* the product of government and the law, *nor* of the “social sanction” of the public mood and opinion, the unwritten law.
Those rights are inherent, and can never be taken away, only suspended in the case of severe mental illness or felony conviction, comparable only to the right to vote as being inalienable. And you see how ferociously the right to vote is defended.
“You can’t vote in this election, because in the last election, *your* kind voted for the wrong candidate.”
A statement guaranteed to make most Americans enraged.
Not trying to be critical of you Albie, but I do disagree.
Frankly I’d rather conceal or holster on my belt, but if this guy wants to carry it in his waste band, that’s his choice. I support his choice.
Sounds like the officers waited until the show was over to check him out, and did so in a respectful manner. I think that was reasoned.
I find no fault here.