Monday, January 17, 2011
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/28/BAVJ1C8CE6.DTL Gun rights activists have been wearing unloaded guns in public places in order to demonstrate their right to keep and bear arms. They are showing how quickly they can load those guns in the even of an emergency. They wear them in public places and try and get a reaction from the press and the local police. While I fully support the right to keep and bear arms for all law abiding persons there is a time and place for everything. Carrying guns around just to make a political point is not a good idea. All that happens is you risk confrontation with law enforcement and local politicians. They in tern will get the state officials to change the law and eliminate even the right to carry an unloaded gun. A confrontation with a police officer that results in the shooting of a man with an unloaded gun will not forward the cause of law abiding people carrying guns. People should be permitted to protect themselves. They should be permitted to carry guns for their protection. Creating artificial confrontation over guns will not forward that agenda; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.