Maybe it's just me, but there's a whole big ruckus going on in Arizona right now about Concealed Carry permit holders being allowed in establishments that serve alcohol. The exeption is if the establishment posts a "No Weapons" sign. Well, all you anti-gunners, go ahead and flock to the establishments with the "No Weapons" signs, because that's where the wolves will go too. Me? I'll take my chances that the gentleman at the next table is a CCW holder and is trained in how to effectively handle his weapon when the shit hits the fan. See, the thing is, a whole heap of people believe that anyone who carries guns does it because they're blood thirsty, Dirty Harry wannabes. While that probably is the case in a small percentage of people, it's not the majority. Earlier today I was called a Redneck because I believe in my right to own, carry, and defend myself with my guns. That's fine. That person is absolutely entitled to his/her small minded opinion. It's also that person's right to not own a gun, just as it is my right to own one.
Those of us who believe in being armed aren't asking the anti-gunners to "lock and load", so quit getting so damned offended that we want to be able to go out with our friends to a restaurant or a bar. The majority of states that issue CCWs do not allow consumption of alcohol while carrying, so get your little panties out of a wad and get over yourselves. It's the non-law abiding citizens you have to watch out for - the real bad guys. And if you're lucky, that lady sitting at the next table over will be willing to risk her life to save yours when the wolves come a'calling.
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