The right to keep and bear arms doesn't come from the government. When the progressives put enough social pressure on banks, corporations, online vendors, advertisers, etc. to end the legitimate firearm industry, keeping and bearing of arms fizzles out of society. Progressivism is incrementalism.I don’t agree with their stance, but it’s not actually a 2A issue. 2A is a restriction on government. Not a law requiring a store to continue selling a product, or preventing them from asking people to not bring something in the store.
Nobody said it did. I don’t agree with any of these things, but should banks not be able to decide who they loan money to? I would want to if I were a bank. Reality is they will just go to another bank, it will be a loss for those who don’t want the money of a profitable industry.The right to keep and bear arms doesn't come from the government. When the progressives put enough social pressure on banks, corporations, online vendors, advertisers, etc. to end the legitimate firearm industry, keeping and bearing of arms fizzles out of society. Progressivism is incrementalism.
I have been doing exactly that (open carrying everywhere it is legal to do so) for years not because I feel strongly about open carry but because I feel that strongly about the right to bear arms. And I have suffered many slings and arrows from the gun community because open carry might cause the anti gunners to be scared into imposing even more restrictions so I, and everyone else, should practice "concealed means concealed (hide the right to bear arms so no one gets scared)" to ward off those restrictions.I didn't call this "master thread", I am not that presumptuous :redface:, it was edited to that title.
Regarding open carry, which I've seen almost exclusively at Wal-Mart.
Consistency, I conceal carry everywhere legal.
Do the open carriers do the same, or pick & choose, like open carry at Wal-Mart, Kroger (previously), but not Red Lobster, Cracker Barrel, family reunion, vets office, auto shop, ...
If open carry is about making a statement, freedom, comfort, whatever, .... should be done everywhere legal; pick & choose in public places (not woods) is inconsistent.
Someone that feels strongly about open carry should cease shopping at Wal-Mart, Kroger and spend money at stores that support OC, assuming options are available.
(Opinion, its not anti OC - its pro consistency & principle and use of the word should is not me telling anyone what they should do)
I added that term as somewhere between six and 14 million threads popped up simultaneously requiring merging. I tried to do all of that chronologically, but my goal was to have only one thread. :rofl:I didn't call this "master thread", I am not that presumptuous , it was edited to that title.
Wal Mart and Kroger are denying entry to those who openly carry guns. This is their right to control who is, and why they are, allowed entry. And their right to do that is equally as important as my right to bear arms. I would be a hypocrite if I were to expect or demand they respect my right to openly bear arms while disrespecting their right to deny entry to those who do so.
Wal Mart and Kroger not wanting folks to open carry on/in their property is disappointing but isn't cause to stop supporting them by shopping there. What is cause for ALL in the gun community (and I do mean ALL of us! even if it is inconvenient) to stop supporting (and funding!) the anti gun agenda of any business by spending our money there is when that business aligns itself with the likes of Bloomberg and any/all of the other anti gun folks/organizations. Like Wal Mart has done.