Saturday, February 12, 2011


I agree with Breda and her sensible advice about manners while exercising your open carry rights.  Being annoying, or scary, to people that don't think about rights much is a good way to inspire reactionary action in the political arena and voter's booth with a majority of people that otherwise wouldn't care.   It's a way to win the battle, but lose the war.  And over something critical like individual rights.

Does it suck we have to walk on eggshells among the straights so as not to offend over something that should be almost as natural as breathing?  Yes.  Most certainly.  Should we be unfailing nice about it anyway?  Yes.  Especially since our side is winning.  Gracious in victory.  3 and a half yards every time you snap and run the ball is a surer means to victory than one risky hail-Mary pass on first down.

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New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

"But T-Bolt, what if they WERE being nice and the media lied the story into a 'Uppity Gun Wackos Scare Lil Ol Ladied' story?"

Well, then I'd be right cheesed off at the 'jounalists'. Remain polite and the truth will out if you assert the truth in a mannerly manner.

JB Miller said...

I have open carried a lot in VA. Usually in the summer. Usually my Glock 21. Everyone seems to think I am a cop.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Remember, it's the Library, and us old timers remember that you did what the Librarian said or ELSE. And when the Librarian is Breda...