Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Derek Mendiola

Gun guru Rob Pincus thinks open carry’s a bad idea; it frightens the horses. Sheep? Whatever. I disagree. More precisely, I’m past caring. With a tsunami of gun control legislation threatening to swamp the Second Amendment in California, Connecticut, Colorado, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island and maybe even federally; whether or not a state “allows” open carry is a moot point. Firearms freedom fence straddlers—who might be “put off” by the sight of Americans exercising their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms—have already been marginalized. So why not do it? In fact, open carry could become the gun rights movements’ Stonewall, only without the riots (hopefully). To wit this from Tennessee. All that said, anyone who points a gun at his hand is an irresponsible gun owner. Period.