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  •  I didn't "push" them into jackshit (2+ / 0-)

    They got there all on their own.  I understand the Open Carry statutes have been on the books for a long time, so what are these morons trying to prove exactly?

    The public square belongs to the fucking public, not just some small paranoid portion of it.  We have laws against nuisances like skateboarders terrorizing sidewalk pedestrians, we bust people who are drunk and disorderly or blast music from their car stereo or deafen everyone because they've removed their muffler.  Call me naive, but engaging in what can only be described as intimidating behavior in public is quite a huge notch above those other things.

    The people we're belittling have brought the scrutiny and condemnation and scorn on themselves.  If they can't take the heat, they should stay out of the damned kitchen.  It may not be my right to stop them, but it is completely my right to make fun of them and question the personal inadequacies that are obviously driving such ridiculous, unnecessary, in-your-face antics.  It's the equivalent of two gay people deliberately going to a fundamentalist church just to make out in the pew.   I'm a gun owner, I've been around gun owners all my life, and none of us have ever felt the need to "prove" ourselves or our right to bear arms in such a stupid and deliberately provocative way.

    So no, I won't be silenced.  My raw malice against these dangerously stupid people is a sign of sanity and, who knows, maybe having the size of their dicks questioned by the broader public would be just the thing to get them to re-think what they're doing.  Scorn is the only defense that responsible gun owners like me have against these cretins, who are proving our point about the need for saner gun laws better than we ever could.

    Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known. - Michel de Montaigne

    by penelope pnortney on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 11:57:57 AM PDT

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    •  The attacks do not persuade -- they cause their (0+ / 0-)

      targets to turn a deaf ear.

      It perpetuates the very circumstance it claims to decry.

      This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

      by JJustin on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 06:09:46 PM PDT

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