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View Diary: "If I only had a gun..." (updated with much more information) (167 comments)

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  •  Ban concealed weapons (4+ / 0-)

    All weapons concern me, but especially the concealed ones. If people are so proud of their guns, they should display them so those of us who find them offensive can leave the area.

    Of course, they will say displaying their guns will make them a target. So be it, at least unarmed people will be less likely to get shot.

    IMHO, if someone wants to own guns they should keep them in their houses and vehicles. They don't belong in public places.

    •  I see any person doing concealed carry (2+ / 0-)
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      Laconic Lib, cany

      as not only a potential target but a potential weapons supplier. I wonder how many of these would-be heroes have been disabused of their weaponry only to have it used in a crime elsewhere. I'd bet this probably makes cops crazy.

      I was reading a diary the other night where a gun aficionado was relating a tale where he was complying with a posted "no weapons" sign in a bar, his gun was stolen from his locked vehicle. His response? "Never again." At first, I optimistically thought he meant never again would he carry a weapon in public for fear of it falling into the wrong hands.

      No. What he actually meant is that he would never be without his weapon again. The "no weapons" bar would never get his business again. Sort of a "...from my cold, dead hands" mentality.

      Oh, and that was a couple of years ago. I wonder how many times his beloved weapon was stuck in someone's face for pocket change since then.  

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