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Yes ,freedom has a price but that doesn't mean I have to get arrested every year to exercise my 5th and 6th. Or march on my Capitol, start a newspaper or go to church to exercise my 1st.
No one should have to exercise their 2nd if they don't want to.
No need to "respect" a toy under the 2nd Amendment.
I have been known to point a toy gun at someone and pull the trigger, whereas, since I was a small child I was taught and never would point a real gun at anyone even if I was confident it was unloaded.
Do you not understand that a cop who has been told by their dispatcher that they are responding to an armed potential shooter might be able to mistake a jar for a weapon? Really? Just because you know it is a jar does not mean the cop who sees you knows it is a jar. Your thoughts do not immediately transmit to everyone else around you.
As you have pointed out Cops don't know if what 911 has told them is true until they get there. You as a law abiding Jar Holder don't get the luxury of explaining it is a Jar when some hopped up Cop comes in from behind you, after being told you match the description or are in the same aisle as someone who has been identified by someone on 911 of doing something dangerous or illegal.
Yes, I know all that about my weapons. Yes, most people don't but again if they don't use a weapon I don't expect them to know.
I also expect our education system and yes, even our police, to educate someone on the actual law rather than continuing to enable these reactions that are snowballing into entire regions so scared of even seeing hand gestures that they are calling 911 and getting innocent people killed or charged for not doing anything but scaring some idiot.
And I 100% agree regarding the 6th Amend.
I see your point on people being scared of guns causing a great deal of problems with my 2nd Amendment Rights. That was my point too.
Oh dear, I hope I don't trigger you further. I guess you never played with cap guns as child or played cops and robbers or had squirt gun fights. No kids I guess, or are you one of those parents who don't allow squirt guns or kids holding sticks in the shape of a gun and saying "bang". I don't run around shooting complete strangers with a toy gun. I think you are seriously overreacting. And I doubt you'd fair very well legally if you shot a kid playing cops and robbers in their yard because they pointed it at another kid and you happened to be taking your trash out and saw them.
originally posted by: MisterSpock
Is there a smaller chain competitor(maybe in the south).
Would be funny if a store offered a discount to anyone legally carrying openly in an open carry state. That would be kind of funny.