The woman didn't show "poor judgement" and she doesn't "have other issues". She was exercising her rights in a legally-sanctioned manner! If you prefer to carry concealed at all times, bully for you - that's your choice to make. But your patronizing attitude toward people who open carry is nothing more than stroking your own ego. A right surrendered is a right lost. And make no mistake, fellas - if "pro sheeple" bureaucrats can disarm people that lawfully open carry, they will find a means to screw with you too! It's just an issue of mind over matter; they don't mind and you don't matter.....................:wink:
Ok folks. I have been converted, so don't shoot me again. However, the controversy is not over. I've never seen anyone carrying at a soccer game. However, most of the ones my children played in were on school property and guns are forbidden in PA. Hopefully, good things will come from this for us who carry.
Soccer parents wince at prospect of guns at games - Midstate PA Local News, Weather, Sports & Entertainment - PennLive.com
The second amendment should be our carry license for anyone that is not a felon.
I don't open carry unless I'm riding ATVs or at the range, but if someone wants to do it and they legally can, more power to them.
People being harassed for FOLLOWING the law is anti constitutional. Simple as that. The sheriff should be fired and a new one elected. He is a Law Enforcement Officer, not a His Personal Opinion Officer.
Keep us posted as to the results of this ordeal.
my favorite quote from that article:
yes, because physically assaulting someone legally armed is always a good idea....:rolleyes:Quote:
Gregg-Bolognese said some clubs have approached her about hiring security guards. Some fathers have threatened to take a gun away from anyone who arrives at a game with one, an idea she tries to squelch. Referees have asked if they should carry guns.
Any person who attempted that would be a felon, and the resisting of an attack by any felon in the act would be justified.Quote:
Some fathers have threatened to take a gun away from anyone who arrives at a game with one ...
Absolutely, in my opinion. (Securely, of course.) But then, so should every other freedom-loving adult who desires to resist felonious actions that may arise in our lives. It's the entire point.Quote:
Referees have asked if they should carry guns.
Take the number of sporting events you've ever attended. Many of us have probably witnessed a person go sideways, bring out a weapon, strike (or even badly beat/harm) another person. Yes, if weapons were brought by every upstanding person, there would be more weapons there. But that's exactly the point of the exercise: to make it absolutely impossible for a felon to gain the upper hand against upstanding citizens ... here, there, everywhere. Yes, situations would likely be shut down via firearms, then. But, they would be shut down, instead of leaving everyone with nothing to do but weep about their hollow inability to do a damned thing about it. And, at a place where our defenseless children are gathered? It's at just such places where we have the most reason to ensure things are safely protected.
In short: this woman sees clearly, thinks simply and acts accordingly. She is not a threat. Not by any standard.
I sent $100 for the PFOA's defense fund to help her and the guy who was illegally busted near an Obama campaign stop.