Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mass Shootings

I've never been a big fan of crowds.

And trapped crowds seem to be target of these Terrorists.  Nightclub here, nightclub there, gathering near the Olympics, a summer camp on an Island.

But they also hit schools and Navy offices.  The latest big crowd I was in was the bleachers of a High School for a graduation.  I'd have carried, but, school.  I did manage to get the family to sit on the top row, to help with egress, but even then, exits are limited by the fence. 

Before that?  Crowded gun show.  NRA convention.  The first isn't the safest option since you aren't supposed to be strapped with anything not zip tied, but...  And I am sure it is not the first option some monster considers when wanting to get his 72 virgins. 

I don't fly, so no crowded airport security line for me to be stuck in.  It is a rare event that I am eating at a restaurant THAT crowded. 

The subway is a death trap in more ways than one.

So, to start, I avoid terristy circumstances by not going to the waterholes that terrists like to drink at. 

But my life is pretty boring.  I don't go to concerts, I don't go dance clubs, I angle for doing things in states other than the restrictive on civil rights one I live in, which means non-local, thus, less likely.  Some people, their life isn't complete unless they are blackout drunk in a crush of thousands watching Jimmy Buffet try to relive the 1970s.


You know something?  I'm not the only one that thinks that way.  People with CCWs often consider this problem and go, "do I really want to go to a venue, crowded or not, that is more like to necessitate the use of my pistol?  No."

So when there is lament "if only a good guy with a gun was in that saloon, if only that was legal in Florida!"  then yeah, maybe.  But even if, quite a few carriers would still be choosing quieter less crowded pastimes.


azmountaintroll said...

Nothing good ever happened in a bar after midnight.

ProudHillbilly said...

I rarely come into MD. And I have occasionally turned around when I realized I forgot and crossed into MD.