Don’t think it’s that old, interesting article though.Sorry for the old news. I am surprised they let her bring it in there.
I don't have an issue in this case as it was to illustrate a point, much the same as the 22K armed individuals at the Virginia Capital building were. I doubt in their every day lives are they carrying around their firearms so openly on display. That said, if I was one on that board of supervisors, or saw someone standing with a rifle with face covered, I be concerned thinking what's inside this persons head. Are they angry with something/someone, could they go off the deep end and start shooting. It's a natural human instinct to have one's senses heighten when the perception of potential danger is at hand.Just changed the title to bring in more in line with the actual topic.
I will probably get lambasted for saying this on the forum, but....
With all of the anti gun folks out there, are we doing the right thing? Is this just adding fuel to their fire? I showed this picture to a few folks in work without saying anything other than just looking to get their opinion. Some were gun folks, some were not, but they all had the same response. That was "really". As a parent, I don't think I would have my 11 year old strolling around with any weapon hanging off their shoulder. I am not questioning their capabilities. I am not questioning their right to own or their right to have an opinion or to make an argument. I am thinking about peoples fears regardless of them being valid or not. I'm not saying you should show up to these things in a suit, but people are going to wonder about the adults thinking letting a child do this. Again, I am thinking about what people fear. Same with a demonstration with someone standing there armed, flack jacket on and something covering their face. Why do they need to cover their face? Are they doing something wrong? That's what people think. I'm probably not making any sense, but I would think that we should be educating and reducing peoples fear, not trying to fight fear with fear. The anti-gunners call it "intimidation tactics". Lets not do things to add to their never ending opinions and numbers. Just my 2 cents. Does anyone else see it this way or is my thinking off?