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The least the NRA could do

Target assault weaponsAs yesterday’s panic at a shopping mall in Fayetteville makes clear, average Americans are rightfully terrified at the idea of people openly walking around carrying guns in public venues of this kind. They do no want it and it clearly needs to be unlawful throughout the United States. Moreover, a completely clear and permanent ban on such behavior would have no effect on “concealed carry” holders or hunters or the right of people generally to own guns.

Given this plain and simple reality, the least the NRA and other Second Amendment enthusiasts could do is to loudly and publicly support efforts to prohibit such behavior and the terror it understandably causes in the general public.

Come on, NRA. what do you say? How about helping to find one small island of common ground?

6 Comments


  1. Pete

    July 3, 2015 at 8:22 am

    As long as you gun grabbers continue to attack our rights, I/we will vigorously support all that you oppose, and vice versa. Get used to it.

  2. John

    July 3, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Unfortunately, the NRA does not have the courage to take such a stand. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/nra-apologizes-open-carry-texas

  3. Jim Wiseman

    July 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    The problem isn’t the exercising of a God-given right to self-defense; that right isn’t going away, regardless of any amount of hand-wringing by gun prohibitionists. The problem is so-called “gun free zones” that only disarm law-abiding citizens. Criminals don’t obey stickers on doors, and they don’t get “background checks.” In a leftist utopia, evil men obey the law. Meanwhile, in the real world, we must be proactive to secure ourselves.

  4. Jim Wiseman

    July 5, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    If someone is so hoplophobic that they are “terrified” that people openly carry handguns, they should seek help from a mental health professonal, not devote themselves to futile attempts to change reality. I dare say these same people are opposed to concealed carry as well. My right to be safe trumps your desire to feel safe.

  5. Steve Harrison

    July 6, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Wait a minute, did somebody suggest that the people who *don’t* strut around with a pistol on their hip or an AR-15 knockoff draped over their shoulder are the ones who need psychiatric help? Because that would be hilarious…

  6. LayintheSmakDown

    July 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    No, the one’s who are freaked out by the sight of someone with the pistol or AR on their persons need the help.

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