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Thu May 22, 2014, 10:24 PM

leading self defense lawyer and competitive shooter calls Texas Open Carry jackasses

A friend of mine sent me this. I pondered about using it, but the point of the op ed outweighs the source. While I disagree with some things and ambivalent about other opinions he expresses here, like repealing the Gun Control Act, I completly agree with the point of the op ed.
I also think that anybody engaged in the practice of “Open Carry in YOUR FACE!!!” (henceforth “OCIYF!”) is behaving like a jackass.

Actually, I think they’re worse than that, but I’m trying to keep this a family-friendly post.

What, you might ask, is “OCIYF!”? It’s an activity, usually orchestrated among multiple participants, to openly carry firearms for the deliberate purpose of drawing attention to themselves, usually by means of frightening a populace unfamiliar with the sight or practice of open carry. They typically to do this to increasing degrees until they compel action against their “OCIYF!” activities, at which point they express outrageously outraged outrage.
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YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO CARRY A FIREARM INTO A PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESS.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/05/op-ed-open-carry-activists-score-yet-another-own-goal/

Oh, if case anyone is curious, it is this guy.

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Reply leading self defense lawyer and competitive shooter calls Texas Open Carry jackasses (Original post)
gejohnston May 2014 OP
Nuclear Unicorn May 2014 #1
ileus May 2014 #2
Eleanors38 May 2014 #3
kudzu22 Jun 2014 #4
gejohnston Jun 2014 #5
Logical Jun 2014 #6
gejohnston Jun 2014 #7
Logical Jun 2014 #8
gejohnston Jun 2014 #9
Lizzie Poppet Jun 2014 #10

Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 10:46 PM

1. k&r

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Fri May 23, 2014, 07:16 AM

2. I'd tend to agree...there's OC for personal safety, then there's this.

While they're trying to make a valid point, I really don't see how this kind of asshattedness can lead to a law being passed to make OC of side arm legal.

Don't be a peckerwood just because you can.


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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Fri May 23, 2014, 07:52 PM

3. The main Texas group advocating open carry disassociated

itself from a local franchise over the fast food flap in this state (employees retreated to a walk-in). The issue was over notification of local LEO before the OC action. The main group required it; the local group philosophically disagrees. Sorry, I read this as a local item in the Austin Statesman, and I don't have a link.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 11:42 AM

4. You don't win people over

by scaring the crap out of them.

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Response to kudzu22 (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 12:14 PM

5. this is true,

I think one gungeoneer put it best "they are the PETA of the gun rights movement"

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 06:33 PM

6. Open carry is just assholes showing off.....

Unless your state does not allow CC then no need to do it. Accidental CC exposure is another good reason.

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Response to Logical (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 06:46 PM

7. In a city or populated area, I agree.

If I'm out backpacking where I won't freak out the deer and pronghorn, not so much. BTW, I saw where the even the NRA is saying these guys have their heads up their asses.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 08:34 PM

8. If the NRA doesn't like it then I am shocked. They are asswipes also. n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 08:48 PM

9. the press release calls it weird and not neighborly

I call it counter productive and dumb.
these guys provide the link to ILA's statement
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/06/robert-farago/nra-open-carry-texas-quit-friendly-fire-foolishness/
No, I'm not post the direct link.
Shocked? I wouldn't be. Just think of the dimmest and most crass person you know, there is a show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim that is too low brow even for him.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Wed Jun 4, 2014, 10:03 AM

10. Open carry activists = the PETA of the 2nd Amendment rights movement.

These guys "help" their cause about as much as PETA and Critical Mass help theirs.

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