AKA: "Educated Idiots"...& I know a few of them myself.My liberal PhD brother in law was at a party at my house extolling the virtues of stricter gun control laws and even confiscation.... Little did he know that he was within mere feet of several people who were carrying... We did not enlighten him. Some people are over educated and under smart as my grandpa used to say.
When my wife and I went on a Rhodes Scholar tour of Yellowstone a few years back there was a lady on the tour from Canada that went on and on about how awful it was that people could carry guns in Montana and such... when the tour was over I confessed to the guide that I had carried all the time we were there....My liberal PhD brother in law was at a party at my house extolling the virtues of stricter gun control laws and even confiscation.... Little did he know that he was within mere feet of several people who were carrying... We did not enlighten him. Some people are over educated and under smart as my grandpa used to say.
I guess I have a different take on all of this. I carry most, but not all of the time. More when I travel, less around local area.
Although legal, I don't see the point to possibly rile anyone up. I also don't care about the confederate flag but why? Just because "I can"? People get triggered over lots of things and I understand that and yes it is their choice to get triggered but I don't choose to be the reason so I do my part. The few timed I have seen open carry it reminded me of watching Gun Smoke. I have decided I will not open carry, don't need the hassle and I am willing to inconvenience myself just a bit.
No offense, just how I am.
I assume you mean she talked like she was from lowong oiland.Did she have a NY accent?
In Winter, with little to do outdoors, we often go to Craft Shows, Christmas in the Country, Home Shows and Garden Shows. And yes, Gun Shows. Boy, you should see the gun nuts at those gun shows!!!Their amazement at the friendliness of us locals was remarked on and they said that there must not be anyone carrying because they know how gun people act.
NY requires a person to have a pistol permit to own a handgun. It was not issued willy nilly to anyone. You had to prove a need. (No problem for most people) The NY Pro gun lobby forced the US Supreme Court to rule that ANYONE had the right to own a gun, thus changing the NY requirements.A note of interest re: the sign posted above in NY State establishments re: "Lawful CC Permitted On these Premises".
It's my understanding, based upon the training I received, (that is mandatory to possess a CCW permit in certain counties in NY), that carrying concealed (even with a valid NY permit) in stores, restaurants etc. that do NOT have that sign posted is a FELONY (anywhere in the entire state). This further brings up the concern re: that same law, and it's language about leaving a licensed firearm in one's vehicle unattended when going into a store, restaurant etc (anywhere in the entire state) that does NOT have that sign (and what must be done to LEGALLY do so). My recommendation to anyone who effected by these laws, to consult the appropriate legal entities to understand the law in its entirety (and certainly not rely on any advice or information given here .