Well, while we're throwing around personal insults against people we don't know and making sweeping generalizations of strangers, I have another observation - it's the people who feel a need to carry a firearm with them at all time who are the one's "****ing their pants" on a daily basis. The OP's story has a quote from a guy who obviously is a frightened, cowardly, paranoid individual because he claimed he wouldn't take his family into a department store unless he was carrying his blanky, his firearm, because otherwise the experience is too scary, why there might be a criminal in there! In Somalia or many places in Israel, such fear might be justified. In 99.9% of America, it's irrational. I'm 50 and have gone a lifetime without carrying a firearm anywhere except to hunt or to the shooting range. It's never occurred to me to be skeered in a department store while shopping for a shirt and some toiletries.Americans, in general, are a scared people... so it's doesn't strike me as odd that many would be scared at the sight of a firearm.
at this point, it's an automatic condition for many.
Yes, and of course, for the vast majority of those of us who don't carry a firearm daily, nobody was shot, nobody was killed, nothing bad happened, we didn't need a weapon.I wouldn't carry a rifle shopping, because, well, it's too bulky and not very practical.... but every day i walk into a store.. usually Target or HEB.. i'm carrying.
these guys were obviously making a political statement... and it's a legal political statement... and i'm ok with that.
nobody was shot, nobody was killed...the rifles remained slung..nothing bad happened.