I saw this here first. Since then, several people have commented about it. Basically, it is a story about some female who is offended that a local grocer will not prohibit carrying firearms in the store. The money quote:
“I don’t want to be in a place where people are packing a lot of guns. I don’t want the possibility of bullets whizzing past my head.”
Can we agree on a few things, pretty please? (If you disagree, please feel free to present contradictory evidence.)
- Guns don’t go off by themselves, so the mere presence of a firearm is not, in and of itself, a danger to anyone.
- There are already laws or ordinances in every jurisdiction that prohibit the indiscriminate firing of guns causing the feared scenario described above.
- Those who would violate #2 above, or intentionally cause fear or injury are already, by definition, criminals.
- Criminals will not be deterred in the least by a store policy that is absolutely unenforceable beyond simple trespass if they are already prepared to violate much more serious laws.
Do you, Ms. Fullington, truly believe that everyone, from the idiot waving his gun around, scaring the shit out of everyone, all the way up to a mass murderer bent on mayhem will suddenly have a change of heart when he or she sees one of these: