Anybody who thinks that you should be open-carrying AR-15s at the food court is a fuckwit.
Unless there are Zombies and ninja assassins there, 24/7/365.
No? Then fuckwit. Period. Full stop.
That says nothing about whether you should be allowed to, or whether the Second Amendment is a good thing or a bad thing.The "But huh second amendment" types are hurting the team. Aesop points out that people are used to seeing open carry pistols, because every cop in the land carries like that. But when was the last time you saw a cop carry an AR-15? Even though they can, they don't.
But there are guys who want to play "Operator LARP". They make a lot of people nervous. Heck, they'd probably make me nervous. The only thing they're "normalizing" is the idea that there should be more restrictions on gun owners.
So pretty please stop that nonsense. And I'm entirely with Aesop on the 2A:
I think I'm on damned fine ground that the Second Amendment said "arms" because the whole damned arsenal was up for ownership, not just pistols and rifles.I'm making a new post tag, "Operator LARP" because I expect we'll see more of this idiocy in the future.
I think that means crew-served weapons, artillery in actual fact, and tanks, airplanes, and battleships too. (If you can feed it, you can keep it.) Otherwise the sections concerning Letters of Marque would have been pointless.
And if some guy had a frigate, and permission from Uncle Sugar to do it, and was selling spots to hunt pirates in any of a dozen worldwide trouble spots, you and I know the sign-up list of spots would be sold out in 30 minutes, with lines around the block.
Pirates would be more endangered than rhinos if we went there. And we should have, long ago.
And if anyone suggested that at an NRA meeting, the pussified leadership there would shit their pants. (The crowd of the membership would likely put you on the Board of Directors by vocal acclaim, in contrast.)