This is a discussion on Second Amendment "Auditor" Arrested and Charged within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Bikenut And seeing gun owners/carriers including an Administrator of a gun forum that supposedly support the right to bear arms throwing stones ...
is acceptable and if they think it could ever become the norm to the point of being no big deal.
Yes there are laws technically and there is also reality.....Anybody who is a law abiding citizen and wants to walk around
with a long gun is fine by me...But they shouldn't cry when the law is called on them in today's climate or any climate for that
matter....It is not normal and never will be.
I dunno, @Havok , if one sides for and another’s against then there’s bound to be tension, like the rope in a tug of war. Where’s normal? What’s the war really about between the two sides? Neither side really cares as long as they can win the battle. It’s all elemental human nature, for better or worse.
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Where I live, Arizona, it is legal to carry ANY firearm open or concealed as long as that person is not prohibited from possessing firearms.
Shortly after the Walmart customer with AR was a news item, I asked the owner of our favorite local pizza restaurant what his reaction would be if I walked in with an AR slung over my shoulder. (I occasionally open carry there as do many other customers)
He said it would disrupt business because he and the staff would want to check it out, and ask to shoot it out back (rural AZ, legal here).
So OC vs CC can be accepted differently in different locations.
Here's pics of the restaurant decor:
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Nice decor. How's the pizza?
Please consider that the public seeing guns, both handguns and long guns, during hunting season is accepted as normal because, well because it is hunting season and the public has accepted that people carry guns during hunting season. If it works for hunting season why wouldn't it work at other times? Could it be because guns aren't seen at other times because folks don't carry guns like they do during hunting season? Is it necessary to have the excuse of hunting season to exercise the right to bear a long arm?
For something to become normal (like seeing bodies covered in tattoos) that something has to be seen often enough to become accepted as normal to see.
And lastly, taking a poll would only find out how many people on this forum have a negative opinion about carrying a long gun (could just count the negative posts in this thread) but that brings us back to what I've been saying that if the ability to exercise the right to bear arms is subject to opinion then the ability becomes a privilege according to the opinion of what is acceptable to be allowed.
Unfortunately there are many gun owners who will still shop at Wal Mart even though they know Wal Mart partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety just because it is convenient and they can save a few bucks.
Is saying someone is "getting tiresome" against forum rules?
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- CA is virtual shall-issue in all counties except LA and SF
- texas no gun signs have force of law, in CA they don't
- and the more those 'auditors' audit the 2A the more fodder for gun-control advocates -- that was the lesson of the Panthers...
- 'auditing' for auditing's sake brings laws for law's sake
- common sense, DISCRETION, and freedom are all reciprocal.
- Rights are interesting: they exist so long as you don't excersize them simply for the sake of excersizing them
- don't believe me?
- keep 'auditing' and see the new laws the powers come up with...