Originally posted by Redwookieaz
God I love my home! That is totally legal in Arizona and I love to see those rights exercised! And you don't even need a permit (permission) from the
government to carry.
You are kind of ruining this for me.
The Vets are licensed and lawfully using their weapons -- but this shouldn't be an NRA love fest. Weapons are NOT always the answer -- they
shouldn't be. But the police are not to be trusted in OK and it's good that the Vets showed up.
But seriously, the "hard on" for weapons is as bad as police officers freaking out and putting someone in a coma because SOMEONE might have thrown a
rock. The indescriminant use of force means that innocent people get hurt.
I'd also hate for some police officer with a wife and kids to get shot up by an AR15, because he is standing next to some coward who shoots his tear
gas can into someone's head because he is freaking out that someone at a protest is angry.
The People in that park are our Citizens, the wussies in uniform (and of course, good Police as well) are our citizens, and the Veterans are our
If some of those gun-loving "secure the border" patriots were there, I'd be afraid that a car backfiring would mean they'd be spraying a Starbucks
with bullets. The Veterans at least, aren't going to freak out and won't be firing at anyone who isn't already shooting.
>> At a guess; I think the response you got to your "Yeehaw" on the weapons, is NOT someone trying to take ALL guns away, they just want to NOT have
the Yeehaw types showing up at their protest with any kind of weapon, or even a megaphone. Guns don't stop bankers from kicking you out of your home.
This is a rare situation where Guns protect freedom -- but it's responsible, non-stupid, people who respect the people around them who help a
situation. Just having GUNS and a license is no guarantee that someone isn't a fool.
In England they MIGHT be shot for just carrying these weapons -- but that's an observation, not a value judgement. The riots going on in Europe where
guns are quite rare, are much more intense than they are here. It's only a matter of time. Anyone from across the pond likely has the image of
debates on the "Jerry Springer" show and the AR15 at the same time and that is probably a troubling combination.
And no matter what weapon I have, or my neighbor, if a Drone shows up, or a military helicopter -- we would all be dead before we KNEW we were under
attack. I'm hoping that the Government and their Wealthy Owners don't take things that far. If it does however, you and I can THEN set aside the
"peace time" debate about weapons, and I'll feed you the ammo as you need it -- fair enough?