Let me preface my post by making it clear that I am not promoting the breaking of any laws. The purpose is merely to insight discussion and debate.Quote:
Originally Posted by Thoreau (wiki)
The more I carry the more I realize how frequently I visit establishments/places that forbid firearms or the concealed carry of firearms. For instance: I went down to richmond to visit my gf and some friends and we went out to a couple of parks and then decided to go to a brewery/bar. (I wasn't drinking but my friends wanted to go, and I didn't want to spoil it for them. If I asked them to go somewhere else they would have but I feel like a tool doing that all of the time). I was forced to leave my gun in my friends glove box.
So, I frequently enjoy places where it is illegal to cc..namely restaurants that happen to serve alcohol. I don't drink much (read: once every 2 months) so I never really thought about how frequently I visit these places, but it makes it really annoying. I have to disarm and/or figure out what to do with my firearm or plan my entire day/life around my gun. It makes it hard to have a good time and be spontaneous with my gf and friends. :aargh4: Some other places that I visit/travelthrough/ect regularly are: D.C., military installations, the D.C. metro, and I am frequently in places where I could take a wrong turn and be in Maryland/DC where its illegal to carry a firearm.
This is really frustrating to me as I would like to obey the laws of my state and the country; however, I feel that my rights are being restricted and tampered with by irresponsible legislation created by politicians who believe that imaginary lines of "good faith" will protect me. The legislation that implements these imaginary lines also turns me into a criminal as soon as I cross them with my legally acquired handgun/permit.
This is a tough decision for me and I haven't decided what I wanted to do, but I thought I would ask here.
How do you gentlemen (and ladies) feel about this sort of civil disobedience?