So you are saying if no one carried a shotgun or AR to the salad bar for a day, month, year or a fake RPG down the street or a handgun into a bank followed by a video camera waiting for the police to be called they would then use this inaction/non exercising of ones right to ban the action/exercising ones rights of open carry?Quote:
If you don't exercise your rights; they will disappear.
So since there has not been a flagged burned on national television in the last couple of months then the Supreme Court will sneak in and ban this acts protection under the 1st Amendment? I have not exercised my 1st Amendment right of free speech in a public venue, in the US anyway, in a very long time does that mean that it will become banned?
In regards to the OP. As has been stated people carry for different reasons. Self defense or to make a statement to each his own. To me the problem is the ones who are doing it to make a statement and get into a confrontation have a negative affect on those of us that carry for self defense.