An entertaining thread was shut down earlier about "armed dorks" roving in packs around a Walmart. It made me think about my local armed dorks, as
well as that that the 2nd amendment is the right to bear arms, not a free for all privilege to act like an idiot.
Armed Dork #1:
My husband and I went driving up the mountain to go hiking. Miles from any car was a late adolescent, not quite done with puberty, who was walking the
road alone. He had some sort of semi automatic in his hands, another biggish gun strapped to his back, and a machete at each hip.
He stood in front of the car so we'd stop, and hollered, "Have you seen any dogs?"
His mom had sent him up the mountain to look for some neighbor's lost dog. "I'm pretty good at tracking," he explained.
He was playing Last of the Mohicans in the woods, armed to the teeth.
In a nearby college town, another late adolescent decided to grab a hunting rifle and sit in front of the downtown local health food store for several
days. (This store is like church for the local hippies and wealthy liberals.) As i went to get non allergenic diaper cream one day, he stared at me
like the loneliest Mormon missionary imaginable. He wanted to talk. After he started up numerous conversations with customers with the catchy phrase,
"Does my gun bother you?" and some meek questioning from the store management, the cops finally told him to move along.
Moral of these stories? If you're packing heat, and don't want to be an armed dork, try not to be creepy. There's no reason to assume you're sane if
you're not acting sane.
Here are examples on how to carry and not be creepy or an armed dork:
Dean: raised in the woods. Father of three. Grandfather of seven. Packs heat everywhere he goes. Only time that gun comes out of the shoulder or belt
holster is when something real happens, like a wolf who appeared in the yard. I feel safe with him having a gun.
Erin: college student. Took gun safety because she camps and hikes alone a lot. Goes to the shooting range for fun. Locks that gun up whenever she's
not out in the sticks with it. Uses a holster. She's not flaunting it. It's a tool with a purpose.
Nathan: Forester. Hunts a lot. Has his rifle in a cloth sleeve whenever he has to carry it to and from the car in city limits.
Use a holster. Don't use guns for attention or play acting accessories. These aren't infringements on your rights- they're manners.
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