Read the account and watch the video here:
That idiot created a confrontation with the intent of filming it. And every other gun owner in America will be lumped in with that jerk in the court of public opinion.
If you read this site, you already know how I feel about people doing provocative things with guns. But I will reiterate my position:
1) I SUPPORT OPEN CARRY! REALLY!
2) I WOULD NEVER OPEN CARRY EXCEPT IN A TIME OF CIVIL UNREST, BECAUSE PRACTICING OPEN CARRY STRENGTHENS THE ANTI-GUN MOVEMENT WHILE DOING LITTLE TO HELP THE PRO-GUN MOVEMENT IN MY VERY BLUE STATE.
Sorry for the all-caps, but I keep being accused of being Paul Helmke’s lapdog because I don’t offer automatic knee-jerk support to every open-carrying attention whore who gets his/her ass into trouble.
We have the gun-grabbers on the ropes, people. They have lost in federal & state courts and in state legislatures. They have no ammo left, as evidenced by the lengths they will go to in order to create an issue (“Fast & Furious”, also known as “Gunwalker”).
Let’s not give them anything they can use to generate anti-gun publicity!