"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
2. It's easier to draw an openly carried gun.
3. Like a poisonous frog with bright skin, I like to let would-be criminals know that attacking me can result in their death. In the service we call openly carried weapons "show of force". When someone attacks me knowing I have a gun, I can safely assume they intend to inflict grave bodily harm. This makes for a cleaner legal case.
4. Some people still freak out when they see a gay couple holding hands. Would you tell gays that they shouldn't express affection in public so that those rare few won't freak out? Don't gays still have a right to be affectionate in public? Do you also support concealing political and religious views; would you have Christians tuck in that cross, or Buddhist monks leave the orange robe at the temple? IMO it's the person freaking out who is in the wrong.
I'm a little confused by my own link.
NRA-ILA | Massachusetts
Here it states this:
Then in another section, it says this:NON-RESIDENTS
A non-resident may possess a rifle or shotgun in Massachusetts:
While hunting and in possession of a valid hunting license.
While on a firing or shooting range.
While traveling in or through Massachusetts if the rifle or shotgun is unloaded and enclosed in a case.
While at a firearms show organized by a “regularly existing gun collector’s club or association.”
If he or she has a license or permit to possess any firearm in his or her home state, if its licensing requirements are as stringent as those of Massachusetts, as indicated by a published list of such states promulgated by the colonel of state police.
The colonel of state police may issue a temporary license to carry a handgun to a non-resident, alien, or resident who does not live within the jurisdiction of a local licensing authority. A temporary license must clearly indicate whether it is a class A or B license. The fee for a temporary license is $100. Temporary licenses are good for one year, and renewable at the discretion of the colonel of state police. Unlike regular class A and B licenses, temporary licenses may not be used to purchase firearms.
A non-resident United States citizen with a license to carry a handgun issued by any state may carry a handgun in Massachusetts for the purpose of taking part in a competition or exhibition of an organized group of firearms collectors, or for hunting provided he has a valid hunting license issued by Massachusetts or the state of his destination.
These states recognize Massachusetts permits:Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont
Massachusetts recognizes permits from:None
This is a right which the Second Amendment explicitly affirms, and forbids government from infringing.
You do not need a permit to exercise a right. No agency of any federal, state, or other government in this nation has any legitimate authority whatsoever to restrict your right to carry a gun, nor to compel you to obtain any permit or other authorization to exercise this right.
There should be no discussion of permits or reciprocity, because every free citizen of this nation already has the right to carry a gun in any state or territory of this nation.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
So wouldn't that indicate that they DO recognize an out of state permit, but only under specific circumstances?A non-resident United States citizen with a license to carry a handgun issued by any state may carry a handgun in Massachusetts for the purpose of taking part in a competition or exhibition of an organized group of firearms collectors, or for hunting provided he has a valid hunting license issued by Massachusetts or the state of his destination.