Support open carry for legal gun owners

July 30, 2014

I support the right to bear arms. I am insulted that while some Americans have permission to carry concealed, the actual sight of my weapon of choice is a problem to our government!

I was told recently that to carry a gun open in public, like at the library or doctor’s office, should not be allowed because it would frighten people. The carry concealed rule is easier to live with because no one sees the gun, and they don’t have to look at it. So, because it makes you uncomfortable, it should be against the law?

… the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”!

In the ’50s and ’60s even, it was against the law for black-skinned Americans to sit outside a color circle. Because it made people uneasy, and it scared some, black Americans could not have a gun, or even vote, or own property, even though the Civil War was a great decider in that area.

The Declaration of Independence listed many injustices to the people by the government then that are currently being done to the people by our government today!

What part of “shall not be infringed” don’t YOU understand?

Semper Fi,

Daniel Robert Smyth
Rockford

From the July 30-Aug. 5, 2014, issue

4 Comments

  1. Nate

    July 30, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I was told recently that to carry a chainsaw open in public, like at the library or doctor’s office, should not be allowed because it would frighten people. I mean, seriously, chainsaws are much less dangerous than guns and, should a tree fall on someone, I can save a life. Why shouldn’t I have one with me everywhere I go?

    Oh, right, because common sense dictates it’s wrong to carry a dangerous machine everywhere.

  2. Almost Retired

    July 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Nate, LOVE your comments. Daniel Robert Smyth, you flaunt your ignorance like you are proud of it!! Some people have to learn to think before they speak, you need to think before you hit enter!!

  3. Albert

    July 31, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Looking forward to my Husqvarna conceal and carry license.

  4. ddb

    August 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    What ‘well regulated militia’ do you belong to? Most folks like you envision themselves thwarting a crime in progress, or shooting someone before they shoot you. Odds are, you’re going to ‘accidentally’ discharge your weapon at someone or yourself or, your child or someone’s else’s will find it and a tragedy will occur.

    I personally don’t care if you own weapons or not, but the ignorance of most folks who believe their going to use their weapon to defend themselves are delusional and paranoid. Get a grip..

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