This is a discussion on OMG, They really do belive that open carry is a threat within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by luvmy40 Lets not turn this into a religious debate. Umm, I didn't. I asked a question based directly on what was written ...
My wife and I went to DETROIT(!) this weeekend with a cousin and her husband.
I have shared with her that I have a CC, she asked if I had my firearm, I stated no, etc (illegal to carry in MI at the event I was going to and the casino we were going to go to after).
She asked how I felt about students that wanted to carry on campus at OU. I said while I had some reservations, I realised they were emotion based, because a criminal or nut who wanted to go on a shooting spree was going to do whatever they wanted. It was far more likely unarmed people woud be injured by someone who does not care about carry laws, than someone who carries losing their marbles and draw.
She refused to get it. When it is an emotional issue for the person, many times only being in that situation will break the emotional barrier. Then they get it.
Last edited by Thanis; April 26th, 2010 at 02:16 PM.
Sounds like she needs some treatment to overcome that irrational fear!
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We need to move this away from a religious discussion and get it back on topic or the thread will be closed....
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well..its a out of sight out of mind kinda thing.
when i first saw someone open carrying, it kinda made me worry. not because its a gun with a gun, but its a guy i dont know with a gun. he/she can have a metal problem and just start getting violent.
just dont know what they plan on doing.
and of course if a bad guy/gal hides his/her gun its even more dangerous. but. we wont know if they realy are a BG till he or she pulls their gun.
I've been debating the irrationale fear of guns and law abiding responsible gun owners on a columnist's blog for weeks at The Roanoke Times. Some people, you just can't reach. Anyone wanting to join in, please google it and jump in the debate. Also some articles posted in the news: good, bad, and ugly thread.
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