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  •  You said it, not me. (14+ / 0-)
    People on DailyKos are  carrying weapons right now because they afraid of the SHTF while they drive to Krogers?
    I think the folks I'm talking about have a definition of SHTF more akin to that than the end of the world (though some are worried about marauders overrunning them in the event of natural disasters, too).

    I gave you this example.

    I think a number of these folks see threats lurking around every corner like in this thread.

    I think a lot of folks use SHTF precisely to mean a bad guy suddenly whipping out a gun and confronting them or a group somewhere when they're out and about, whether the grocery store, mall or just walking down the street.

    As I noted in the post, some folks have cited urban centers like Chicago or New York as inherently dangerous. Ironically, most of the conceal and open carry crowd seem to live in rural areas where one would think the crime rate is much lower, especially given how they fret about places like Chicago or New York.

    Yet millions of people live in these big urban centers without feeling the need to pack heat in case some bad guy suddenly appears out of nowhere to attack them or others.

    Go figure.

    Suggested liberal gun lovers' motto: "More liberal than the NRA on everything except guns."

    by Bob Johnson on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 04:10:40 PM PDT

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    •  Now You're Trying To Disown Your Own Points (2+ / 0-)
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      No, Bob you don't get to make up words or use red herring arguments.

      You said people are "packing heat" and "concealed carry" so you don't get to point to someone that keeps their rifle in a safe.

        The more I read from the conceal carry/open carry crowd, the more I wonder how that feeling continues to infect so much of the gun crowd........

         Now, we get even a number of folks here who paint this doom scenarios as their very reason for packing heat.

      And you're seemingly trying to plead that you claim of a paranoid apocalyptic doomsday fantasy today is merely an allegory of fear of urban crime, which is an issue that you seem pretty certain someone must have said something objectionable about.  

      Mostly you're just proving how much time you spend trolling on this issue.

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 04:31:35 PM PDT

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