Text from the Open Carry flier that we handed out at the Expo Boise gun show
DOES THE THOUGHT OF CARRYING OPENLY IN PUBLIC
MAKE YOU NERVOUS, UNCOMFORTABLE OR FEARFUL?
If so, then learning these few facts may help to settle your nerves and alleviate your fears.
• Anthropologist Charles Springwood defined it well when he said that Open Carriers are trying to “naturalize the presence of guns, which means that guns become ordinary, omnipresent, and expected. Over time, the gun becomes a symbol of ordinary personhood.”
• Open Carry is the first line of defense against the anti-gun groups and its first casualty in states where it is not practiced. If you don’t use it, you lose it. 95% of Idaho residents do not know you can Open Carry without a permit and we will lose our rights when we remain ignorant of them.
• Finally, but equally important, we Open Carry for our defense – and - it allows criminals to make well informed decisions, which are unavailable to them when they are around those who Conceal Carry.
The projected crime rate this year for the city of Boise will be:
408 Aggravated assaults
109 Forcible Rapes
8 Murders or Manslaughter
It is unlikely that Open Carriers will experience the rapes, robberies, murders or assaults.
“Open Carry is the beautiful bold face of the 2nd Amendment
and the ultimate symbol of American freedom”
I would appreciate your suggestions for improvement.