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Open Carry looks pretty stupid right now (Original Post) MattP Jul 2016 OP
Amen oswaldactedalone Jul 2016 #1
It has never been a deathrind Jul 2016 #2
I sure as hell wouldn't want to be walking around Dallas with doc03 Jul 2016 #3
I guess the joke is on him since he has been pronounced a "person of interest." While it seems LisaL Jul 2016 #4
That's an understatement. You can even leave out the "right now" part. nt Electric Monk Jul 2016 #5
Just for show is all GusBob Jul 2016 #6
Not to the moonbats on discussionist. edbermac Jul 2016 #7
I was thinking the same thing. GaYellowDawg Jul 2016 #8
Maybe the smart thing would have been not to go out with a big rifle. LisaL Jul 2016 #9
That's why I called his brother the smart one. GaYellowDawg Jul 2016 #10
gun humping cowards Skittles Jul 2016 #11
always did gopiscrap Jul 2016 #12
It's ALWAYS looked pretty stupid. elleng Jul 2016 #13
Amen. calimary Jul 2016 #18
Yes it does! nt DesertRat Jul 2016 #14
But the NRA will say if there had been a good guy with a gun... Chicago1980 Jul 2016 #15
Always has been. Sick Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2016 #16
There is no need for anyone to be carrying a gun, SheilaT Jul 2016 #17
I'm old school and like the military. rusty quoin Jul 2016 #19
Was the man in the Dallas PD Twitter post actually guilty of anything? herding cats Jul 2016 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author Skittles Jul 2016 #21

LisaL

(46,010 posts)
4. I guess the joke is on him since he has been pronounced a "person of interest." While it seems
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:28 AM
Jul 2016

he isn't involved.
Open carry is working out well, I guess.

GusBob

(7,317 posts)
6. Just for show is all
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:30 AM
Jul 2016

Stupid stupid stupid

In their fantasies they are the heroes right? Save the day when someone else starts shooting?

This open carry guy starts shooting back tonight from the crowd.....innocent dead people all around him

GaYellowDawg

(4,647 posts)
8. I was thinking the same thing.
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 01:02 AM
Jul 2016

It's a good thing for him that his brother is so smart. His brother got him to do the right thing: immediately surrender the weapon to the nearest law enforcement officer. It probably saved his life. Nothing but admiration for his brother who not only advised his brother to do the right thing, but so ably defended him to the media.

 

SheilaT

(23,156 posts)
17. There is no need for anyone to be carrying a gun,
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 02:10 AM
Jul 2016

whether openly or concealed. Period.

I happen to be in favor of complete confiscation, and I realize lots of people disagree with me here. But if no one had a gun. . . well just think about it.

I do know that for a very long time (although I don't know if it's changed in recent years) that police in the UK didn't carry guns. Isn't it weird to think that in that time there weren't a lot of killings of despised minorities? Or that there weren't a lot of mass murders of innocent civilians? I wonder why that would be the case. Could it be from the lack of guns available to ordinary people? Naaah. Must be something else at work.

 

rusty quoin

(6,133 posts)
19. I'm old school and like the military.
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 02:22 AM
Jul 2016

They lock up their assault rifles. If you want and vote for open carry assault rifles in Texas, this is what you voted for. It's what they voted for.

herding cats

(19,583 posts)
20. Was the man in the Dallas PD Twitter post actually guilty of anything?
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 02:22 AM
Jul 2016

Last I saw it was still unresolved.

If it comes up he's innocent, it's one more sticky spot for their gun laws. He was black after all, and named a suspect.

So, which is it, Live Free or Die, or only if you meet the litmus test of racial purity?

Not directed at the OP, to be clear, but rather at the NRA, and their true believers.

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