Same old, same old, save this: “About two months ago I was assaulted behind that McDonalds by four men . . . I am not 21 and therefore I can not buy a handgun or get a concealed weapons permit. As soon as I’m 21 I will be more than happy to go get my concealed weapons permit, go buy a handgun and this won’t be an issue.” Huh. So when Steve Lohner says he’s carrying a shotgun down the streets of Aurora, Colorado – famous for the spree killing at the local Cinemark cinema – for self-defense he’s not kidding. Presumably. Anyway, the more of these I see the more I’m taking the side of the open carriers . . .
I used to think OC folk should provide their name to cops – knowing that the OC’ers are well within their rights not to do so. But the cops’ reaction to their refusal makes me say, well, maybe OC’er shouldn’t provide their name or show ID. At the end of this video the second cop refuses to give his name. That “one rule for us, one rule for you” arrogance really gets my goat. It triggers that childish impulse. Make me.
That’s a dangerous line of thought. But the news report here, where the reporter echoes the police justification for Lohner’s detention ( exercising his natural, civil and Constitutional right to keep and bear arms is “taking police away from real life-threatening situations”) does nothing to quell the urge towards civil disobedience.
In short, I seem to be undergoing a process of radicalization. You?