Is there no limit to what the NRA and its supporters will do exercising their "second amendment rights?" Read or listen to this story from NPR:
In Charlottesville, Va., residents are buzzing about a gun incident — but it wasn't a shooting. Sunday evening, a man walked into a supermarket with a loaded rifle. Shoppers called 911 and authorities rushed to the store, but police said they could not make an arrest. The man carrying the gun had not broken the law.http://www.npr.org/...
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Some customers bolted for the door. Others grabbed their cellphones and called 911. Lt. Ronnie Roberts, a 30-year veteran of the Charlottesville police force, says eight officers went to the scene, ordered the man to drop his gun and searched him." There was a note that was discovered during the investigative detention that reflected that he was exercising his First and Second Amendment rights," Roberts says.
According to NPR, the "right" to open carry weapons does not appear to be isolated to this area of Virginia.
People are allowed to openly carry weapons in certain public places in 44 states. Virginia gets a "gold star" from the advocacy group OpenCarry.org, which considers it "wholesome" to wear a properly holstered gun.http://www.npr.org/...
I find it very disturbing that residents of certain areas could be visiting businesses in their community and find themselves in a situation where another customer is carrying a loaded gun.
Something should be done about this.