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originally posted by: DocMartigann
a reply to: OpinionatedB
as to not get off topic i wont ask what he has, but i will.... U2u me if you want otherwise...... I have one lelgit sword a cool machette and sever full tang dagger like blades made by reputible bladesmithes any way real swords are buetifull......kind of like when you watch your first born come into the world, although less blood
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.
originally posted by: Biigs
I didnt find any of it funny.
Everyone should lighten up but thats a challenge when they have a device right next to their hand that can kill you almost instantly and they dont even need to be close to you.
What if he diid take offense, pretended to be okay with you and then follow to your car later and murder you?
People who carry guns are not to be trifled with in my opinion. Because if they have it and are showing it off, they are obviously capable of using it. I know how to fight with my hands, but i dont advertise that fact.
They purposely want to intimidate everyone to feel safe, which means they are insecure.
originally posted by: Loveaduck
a reply to: OpinionatedB
Why should he have to ask? He has a permit to legally carry. End of story.
What he should be concerned with is the number of police officers who might look at his firearm and take it wrong. Sometimes they don't give a person time to explain...hey it's legal and I have a permit...before BANG Lets talk about it over a body.
originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
a reply to: VoidHawk
You have to understand how low an opinion I have for open carry in the first place, to understand why I view his actions in this specific circumstance the way I do.
Open Carry is an OUTSTANDING gift to criminals. If I am about to rob a corner store and someone is open carry? I know who to walk up behind and shoot as the #1 to go down, and before they ever know anything was happening. Often the same with uniformed armed security in high risk areas, when they encounter someone who is serious about crime (a hard core multi-striker who robs for a living, for instance).
The only advantage one has in an armed confrontation is surprise. That's it. Take that away, and you have the odds of a gunslinger in an old West movie ..IF you have the luck of spotting the threat before they spot you. You have 6 to carry you, if they DO spot you first and they aren't a punk playing wanna-be.
Hence..why I said? I don't see any upside to this. All downside. Making a spectacle of it, made it worse.