Homosexuals across the nation have PARADES in which they make out and march to celebrate how they HAVE SEX! What normal, God-fearing society accepts this as normal? Yet, they push it as "normal and natural," while it's anything but.
I've said this a dozen times now, WE NEED TO NORMALIZE OPEN CARRY! It needs to be out in the open, in-you-face, and out there for every American, be they a gun owner or not, to see and to understand. NOT EVERYONE WITH A GUN IS GOING TO COMMIT A MASSACRE!
From the article:
"If you go and carry concealed, carry concealed and don't let nobody know it. If you go and carry open, respect the rights of others," he said.
If you carry openly, how the Hell are you supposed to "respect the rights of others?" And what rights are they supposed to respect? What RIGHT, what God-given, fully-affirmed RIGHT did this young man violate for which he was not arrested? He was allowed to go on his way after it was determined he was legally allowed to carry the weapon, it was his weapon, he wasn't a felon, and it wasn't concealed. Yet, he freaked out a bunch of hoplophobic idiots in a Kroger.
Support Open Carry and Carry Open if your state allows it. Florida is one of the few that expressly forbids it, but you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be carrying an AK over my shoulder when it does become legal.
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).