When the debate began over the conceal carry issue, many people including myself voiced concerns that road rage and other forms of confrontations, that don’t have to end in violence, will end that way with people running around carrying guns.
I was never concerned about criminals getting hand guns—they already have them. My biggest fear was that idiots would legally get and carry them. These are people who are too stupid to know when they can and can’t shoot someone with a gun.
Conceal carry advocates assured us that ONLY a law abiding person would go through the legal loops and red tape it takes to get such a license. “Why would these law abiding citizens break the law,” the all argued in such public forums as the local newspaper’s letters to the editor.
Now my worries about idiots who have no business carrying guns in public are starting to show up. I and others like me could not stop the popularity of these bills getting passed. But it never seems enough. I wasn’t that worried about those bills at first. But then new laws keep getting passed forcing government agencies to let these “law abiding citizens” carry guns everywhere and anywhere. Soon they will force businesses to let their employees come to work “packing.” Conceal and carry owners needed a “stand your ground law” to protect them if they shoot the wrong person or if they have gotten in a minor altercation with an unarmed person.
I was able to live with the law when they first passed it. All I need to do is pay $150 for a two day class on how to safely use a pistol, then another $150 for the license. Businesses, such as bars, could put up signs warning that they don’t allow people to bring guns in their places of business. But that’s not enough for the canceled carry bunch. They keep wanting laws to force the rest of us to allow them to take their guns anywhere. After all, what fine upstanding law abiding citizen would lack judgment just because he or she is stinking drunk in a bar?
And my fears have materialized. With the popularity of paranoid citizens to buy and carry guns in public places increase, the idiots I hoped would stay in the wood work have come out shooting.
Black teenager Jordan Davis of Jacksonville, Florida died after Michael Dunn shot into a vehicle with several other teens who were shot at because Dunn felt threatened when they wouldn’t turn their music down. In a rare twist a jury found Dunn guilty of attempted murder for firing into the car where Davis and other teens were sitting, but were deadlocked on whether Dunn was guilty of murder. Usually in these cases, as with Trayvon Martin, juries find the shooters completely innocent, as they did with George Zimmerman. If the shooters have a gun and it is, by law, for self defense, even if the shooter starts the fight, as Zimmerman did, he isn’t guilty of a crime.
And it doesn’t stop there. Near Atlantic City Officers arrested a man, recently, on weapons offenses after he allegedly pointed a gun at someone in a bar “subsequent to a heated verbal argument,” police said.
“Jose Ramos, 28, of Wildwood, was charged with aggravated assault and weapons charges, police said. He was held in Cape May County jail, police said, for lack of $130,000 bail.”
In WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY, TV 3) –Police are investigating a bar fight they say sent one person to the hospital for head injuries after someone pulled out a gun and it misfired.
“Just after midnight, officers were called to 5920 Wrightsville Ave., to help EMS following a fight that broke out at Triangle Lounge. Wilmington Police say when they got there, they found a man had been beaten and knocked out.
Police say the suspect pulled out a .45 semi-automatic handgun and tried shooting the beaten man with it. Officers say witnesses told them the gun misfired when he tried to shoot it.” – Press of Atlantic City.
So after all this time and all the warnings that this was the likely outcome, pro-gun idiots pushed ahead and continue to push for a more armed society with more people than ever carrying guns. And that means more idiots carrying guns. And the idiots are the problem. They have a strong hold on the National Rifle Association, NRA. I would not be surprised if they insist on letting high school and middle school students bringing guns to school. More guns in the hands of so called “law abiding citizens” seem to be their motto. And the rest of us have to deal with armed angry drivers, armed angry drunks and armed IDIOTS in general who will shoot us for playing our music to loud. -សតិវ អតុ
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