This is a discussion on A poll about open carrying near POTUS events (MSNBC) within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Let's hit this poll. Scroll down a bit to get to the link, or this *may* work to direct link to the poll - I'm ...
Let's hit this poll. Scroll down a bit to get to the link, or this *may* work to direct link to the poll - I'm not sure.
Story: Guns near Obama fuel 'open-carry' debate - Life- msnbc.com
Direct link attempt: Newsvine - Is it appropriate for gun-rights activists to openly carry their weapons near a presidential event?
IMO people should never have their 2A rights or right to self-defense taken away simply because a government official happens to be a closed building far away.
I know not what this "overkill" means.
Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.
Voted yes. So far, 58/42 in favor.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
You want to actually commit a crime of attempting to murder someone? You should be taken out. At an event with protective cordons and a VIP's around, I wouldn't expect any less.
But, you want to simply be a citizen who happens to be carrying, where you are NOT engaging in any hostile or criminal behavior ... then I simply cannot see why it should be jumped on. No criminal act or threatening behavior? Then, get over it and go do whatever it was you were there to do, since the "guy with the gun" isn't an issue.
Voted "yes": carrying at a public function isn't a violent/criminal act and should thus be allowed.
Voted yes. I think it was bad judgment of them to do so, but not illegal.
The ayes have it!
God is love (1 John 4:8)
NRA, GOA, GRNC member
"Both the oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms."
I, of course, voted yes.
+1 yes, from me.
Another voted yes!
"Gun control is being able to hit your target."
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NRA Life Member
I voted yes, if for no other reason then to pi$$ off that nut Chris Matthew's.
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
I too voted yes. But only because of the way the question was framed.