Click Click D'oh: Kibbler: Would you like to guess how often that phrase enters normal people's minds when we hear about a "preacher" making a "protest" at Walmart, of all places, because he can strap a rifle across his back, or he can carry a pistol openly if he has a permit, but he can't carry a concealed pistol into friggin' Walmart?(Hint: somewhere between 100% and 100% of the time.)Now. Why can Congress restrict my civil liberties but Walmart can't? Is "because you'd be retarded" the only argument?The protest isn't against wal-mart, that's just where he happened to be for this new story. Even the article admits (which is amazing for ThinkProgress) that he's protesting Texas firearms law under which it is perfectly legal for any person to carry around a loaded rifle openly, but completely illegal for any person, even with a handgun permit, to carry around a pistol openly. Texas is one of only about half a dozen states where it is still illegal to openly carry a handgun.
demaL-demaL-yeH: If you take up arms against the United States, do not doubt that I will take up arms against you.
HindiDiscoMonster: Oxygen_Thief: HindiDiscoMonster: Oxygen_Thief: except i already fought in an asymmetrical war..I know shocking... don't remember lots of pilots getting shot in their bunks or mass amounts of sentries for that matter. Besides me thinks QRF be on you quick fast and in a hurry.what was the name of that war we were in that we didn't win and the enemy had no air support to speak of? I think it started with a V.... oh nevermind... that was a "police action"I get your point but things do not work like they did then. Certainly you agree with that, but if your goal is to scare politicians and one day rise up against the Gov you will have a bad day I promise you this is not the 1960's my man. And my war was freedom or something so there.Look man, just pass the LSD and let's just relax... :P
thamike: Do paranoid right wing gunporn morons have their own "You're not helping" meme? Because that would fit nicely here.
HindiDiscoMonster: speaking of Netflix, they have a new show they are producing "House of Cards" which looks pretty interesting.
Cold_Sassy: demaL-demaL-yeH: ...Concealed carry is cowardice squared.Stop pissing your pants, pay attention to your surroundings, and don't walk around an armed douchebag.Stop being so stupid. Not everybody is the iron man/he-man that you are. Are you bullet-proof?If you're a 5'4" 120# woman, I call it leveling the playing field.
HindiDiscoMonster: unfortunatly, the service would not take me due to a condition i was born with (not my fault), but i did try anyway.
thamike: Do paranoid right wing gunporn morons have their own "You're not helping" meme?
heili skrimsli: They also call an AR-15 an 'assault rifle' which it is not.
taurusowner: Good for him. The bearing of arms is a Constitutional right. Might open carry upset some people? Yep. Well so did seeing an African American sitting at a table in a diner some time back. But they protested in the open and did things that some people might have thought outrageous. They did it to make it so their rights were recognized. And this citizen is doing the same. And yes, the two issues are similar. Citizens have a number of Rights protected by the Constitution. And one of them is peaceful protesting and demonstrating to ensure the rest of the rights remain recognized. The peaceful bearing of arms as an act of public education and demonstration is his right, and I for one am happy to see him exercise it.
USP .45: demaL-demaL-yeH: If you take up arms against the United States, do not doubt that I will take up arms against you.your oath is to the Constitution, not the actual land mass or title.If you're a new found leftist, then your oath is to the title, and land mass, with no regard for any fixed constitution.
dforkus: I'd prefer the world NOT know Imam carrying
stuhayes2010: If only there was a higher power this guy could rely on that would protect him.
demaL-demaL-yeH: Hmm. The Constitution.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'd love to know the name of his well-regulated militia.
Deep Contact: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'd love to know the name of his well-regulated militia.Well regulated meant it was in working order back when it was written.
forcebender: I don't have a problem with people carrying guns, I have a problem with people who think their town is so dangerous and so crime ridden they need to (no, it really isn't, you're just paranoid and self-righteous.)
demaL-demaL-yeH: LowbrowDeluxe: God I hate open carry farkwards. They're AT LEAST as pathetically douchebag edgy as I was in my 80's spiky punk phase. "What do you think you're looking at? You got a problem? Why does everyone gotta hassle me? I'm so persecuted just because I want to walk around with 20 pounds of dangerous metal stuck through my clothing." The difference being, I was a teenager and they all suck, and I grew out of it.It's a matter of personal preference. I'd rather be able to spot the armed douchebags from farther away.Concealed carry is cowardice squared.If you're walking around armed for no good reason, you're wrong.And no, rescue fantasies, just-in-case, it's-muh-gord-given-constipational-right, being a wuss, it's dark out, no reason at all, and the other usual dreck do not constitute good reason.Examples of good reason: A specific threat against your person, you're taking the till to the bank, you're a cop on duty, you are a diamond courier, you're working your day job in an armored car, you are a bodyguard, you are a postal inspector, you're in a real combat zone, etc.There are innocent bystanders all around you, Rambo. You are not Marshal Dillon, or John Wayne, Dirty Harry, or whatever Hollywood fantasy you believe you're living when you point your loaded pistol at the mirror.Stop pissing your pants, pay attention to your surroundings, and don't walk around an armed douchebag.
HindiDiscoMonster: forcebender: I don't have a problem with people carrying guns, I have a problem with people who think their town is so dangerous and so crime ridden they need to (no, it really isn't, you're just paranoid and self-righteous.)Detroit would like a word with you.
Bucky Katt: FTFA: his camera man claims the recording is for Holcomb's "safety."He's armed and STILL scared.
abrannan: Fixed constitution? The Constitution is not fixed. There's a whole section of it devoted to the ways in which it can be changed, either via direct modification (Amendments), execution (Executive Branch enforcement, or lack thereof), or interpretation (Supreme Court rulings). The Constitution is not, and should never be, a fixed document. This is why I laugh at the second amendment folks who only refer to the original text of the second amendment and ignore the piles and piles of surrounding legal doctrine that is just as constitutionally valid.And before you get into the whole Leftist/Liberal/pollywog name calling. Yes, I self-identify as a liberal. I am pro second amendment. in fact, I personally believe that schools should be teaching a comprehensive gun safety program that includes the students firing a gun of some kind. Abstinence-only education doesn't work for sex-ed, and it doesn't work for gun-ed either.
abrannan: Fixed constitution? The Constitution is not fixed.
The Name: You know, when a society's relationship with firearms becomes so obsessive and dysfunctional that it feels it needs to arm and train its children in public schools . . . maybe it's time to apply that amendment process to the second amendment.
USP .45: enumerated inalienable rights that transcend any government.
Mercutio74: The Name: You know, when a society's relationship with firearms becomes so obsessive and dysfunctional that it feels it needs to arm and train its children in public schools . . . maybe it's time to apply that amendment process to the second amendment.Good luck with that. There are far too many individuals in the US who seem to think that being able to own a gun will protect them from government tyranny or something.
The Name: Mercutio74: The Name: You know, when a society's relationship with firearms becomes so obsessive and dysfunctional that it feels it needs to arm and train its children in public schools . . . maybe it's time to apply that amendment process to the second amendment.Good luck with that. There are far too many individuals in the US who seem to think that being able to own a gun will protect them from government tyranny or something.Yeah, I know I'm beating my head against a wall.
Ned Stark: Well that would certainly explain your thought process.
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