Wow. Weird thread....
I have never had anyone try to refute my reasons for carrying - I present it as like having a seatbelt or a fire extinguisher. Better have it and not need it than need it and not have it. It's a personal choice everyone can make.
If everyone in society was armed - maybe some more people would be shot - at first. Then only smart/careful/responsible people would be left...
We're a long ways from that ever happening though.
d2jlking....."I like to exercise my second amendment right at all times". plus the tone of the post indicates he wants the gun at work but can't..getting gas, and doing normal everyday things...doing things inside the house........as if he is sort of indicating that he feels the need to have a weapon at all times.
Now, you may not agree and that's fine, I understand, but I think you also may realize there are those that carrying a gun is a compulsion they can't control. I know a few myself and you probably do also.
Thunder71....As long as the weapon is in a zip lock freezer bag it's ok I guess......(visual going on here about OWB carry)...........
It's the "not in my backyard" argument. These type of people advocate for homeless shelters, sober-living homes, half-way houses, sex offender homes, and the like, but as soon as they find out they're going up in their neighborhood, they fight against it. Same with guns. They say they're pro 2A, as long as it's not anyone they know, and as long as people exercise their rights within their self-conceived, arbitrary restrictions.
Religion, politics, and firearms.
The three things that are completely pointless to argue about. Just do your thing. You're not changing their opinion. They aren't changing yours.
It's GREAT to have (finally) reached both the age & level of maturity to stop trying to convince anyone of anything. Winston Churchill said it best, "The truth is irrefutable. The cynics may scoff & the ignorant may disagree. But, at the end of the day, there it is." I am clearly convinced on my 2nd Amendment position. What others believe...is none of my concern. :biggrin2:
Well just as you want to exercise your 2nd Amendment right he want's to exercise his 1st Amendment right to free speech and his opinion.
The simple fact is many people don't like firearms as much as others, for whatever reason but it is there right. Who am I or any of us to say that they are ignorant, sheep, stupid or uninformed? Some people do not like motorcycles for various reasons ok great don't ride them. If you do not like Catholics ok fine don't go to mass. Don't like orange shirts....you get the point.
He is not going to change your mind and you are not going to change his, leave it at that.