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Could have been taken as a threat!
my smith and wesson is worth at least another dollar off!
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: OpinionatedB
The problem is that in this current climate, much hostility runs towards anyone with a firearm.
I agree that the guy should have lightened up, but not all people have a sense of humor.
Whenever I run into a person(s) like that, or rude drivers, I just tell myself that the poor person has hemorrhoids and can't help it.
originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
People who advertise the fact they are armed when there is no need or reason are the people who really worry me. There is no UPSIDE to what he did. Only DOWNSIDE...yet he did it anyway.
I have to put myself in that position for a moment..and what would I personally gain by announcing myself as armed like that in a store or business where no signs made an issue of it? ..... ...... ...... the only thing to come to mind is a sense of SELF-Importance by putting others on a defensive or at some unease.
Does he announce the same way in a pawn shop where half the store is openly carrying on their hip? I'll bet the thought never even crosses his mind to make an issue of being armed in that setting (He might see it go real badly...in fact).
It's just my two cents but exercising our rights OVER other people or in their face is how even I lose all respect for some fellow citizens who happen to own guns. It doesn't make them safe or intelligent. It just makes them armed.