Sunday, November 2, 2014

Open Carry - maybe a good idea

When you read this morning's article on about the mass abductions and executions by ISIS in Iraq, you have to wonder if open carry might not be such a bad idea, after all.

Sure, that's Iraq. It's not the U.S.A., not Illinois, not McHenry County, not Woodstock.

But, if your long gun is needed, there won't be time to go home and get it.

Laws should change all over the U.S. to allow concealed-carry and open-carry, and common sense should prevail when carrying. And there should be national reciprocity, like with your driver's license. The open-carry demonstration in St. Louis and the guy walking the streets of Neenah with his Mossberg "just because he can" only serve to inflame the opposition.

Remember the photo of the man on the rooftop of his business during the Watts riots. His store wasn't looted.

What if a flash mob left Michigan Avenue and hit the Woodstock Square and began breaking store windows and looting businesses? Cops from all over the county would show up. And what if, 15 minutes later, another mob hit downtown Crystal Lake or Huntley or Randall Road. The cops would be overwhelmed in less than an hour.

Then it will be up to the public to protect lives and property.

Makes you wonder what the plan of MOMS Demand Action is for that scenario, doesn't it?


Big Daddy said...

Open carry is one of the dumbest things I ever saw.

Gus said...

Remember the good ol' days, when you could just hang your rifle in the rack in the back window of the pick-up truck. And no one looked twice. Or stole it.

Gus said...

Today you'd probably get arrested and have your horse towed, if you rode down to the Woodstock Square with your rifle in a scabbard buckled to your saddle.