Skip to comments.Kroger Gun Stunt Sparks 2nd Amendment Debate
Posted on 01/29/2013 11:46:30 AM PST by 1912comeback
Charlottesville police say the man who showed up at a Kroger grocery store with a loaded gun wanted to make a point. On Sunday, an unidentified 22-year-old man carried a loaded AR-15 into the Kroger store on Emmet Street and Hydraulic Road, sparking not only a scare for customers and employees but also a 2nd Amendment debate.
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Q: Can I carry a firearm on my person? A: Yes, with proper licensing (Concealed Handgun License) you may carry a pistol or revolver on your person so long as it remains concealed. Long guns (rifles / shotguns) do not have to be concealed, but must be carried in a manner not calculated to cause alarm, and do not require a license.
Like Marcella says just above you, we don’t have open carry in Texas.... yet.
So your attention would be warranted.
I personally wish we just had open carry, no permit, no registration. The fools will take a few good ones with them, but would soon weed themselves out.
and sorry for the late response... it took a while to get past post #11
What actions did he take or threat did he pose that would cause a "thinking gun owner" to decide that he needed to have his head blown off?
well, then again, we could be incorrect.
You are welcome... ;-)
Yes, so let us look at what that meant to the founders.
My recollection is that bearing arms meant, to the founders, carrying them when and if there is a reason to bring them out into a public place. The founders didn’t foolishly carry arms into a place where they weren’t normally needed...unless they were expecting trouble from the redcoats.
Am I off base in that recollection?
Pic of the day.
Yes. You are wrong.
Unless they’ve changed the meaning of “to be at all times armed” along with “shall not be infringed”.
God bless Israel. In more than one way, hopefully.
As for open carry, I'm ok with it as long as you are behaving yourself. Expect folks to keep an eye on you, but situational awareness demands you keep aware of ANY potential threat. Not OMGWTFBBQ/DefCon1... But aware.
Open, concealed, long gun, pistol, machine gun, rocket launcher... I don't care. Educate the sheep by being nice, but BE ARMED.
Great post on how the “normalization” thing works. And of course some of the foundations of this nation are being made to be “abnormal” (public prayer, chastity, guns, etc.)
On a personal note - seeing someone in public with a visible, holstered pistol draws my eye - but no other reaction except to assess the person. (Always an older gray-haired white guy that isn’t at the top of my threat matrix.) A rifle over a twenty-something guy’s shoulder would. And while I think it would be prudent to assess the situation - no difference legally between the two in my state. BUT - it seems that the media and elites views have even filtered into my brain. (As a kid it was common to wander the neighborhood with our .22’s and nobody gave us a second glance).
Never saw that letter; thanks for the source.
I wonder if one can extrapolate the meaning of an amendment from the excerpt of one letter—the same kind of exercise was done by SCOTUS regarding “wall of separation between church and state” using, ironically, one single phrase from a letter by Jefferson.
Seems to me the founders didn’t think that “bear” arms meant carrying them everywhere or brandishing them without purpose.
Of course, if the “open carry” law is in the jurisdiction, then there should be no problem.
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
-— Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, 1785. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Memorial Edition) Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.
More than one source.
Lots to read.
Where in the story do you see where he brandished the rifle?
No where. Some folks have “the Fear” when it comes to expressing their Rights.