What to do with your heater while seeing a man about a dog – or more critically, dropping a deuce – has vexed gun owners since elimination technology progressed from the outhouse to indoor plumbing. Public facility stalls that don’t extend to the floor tend to cause gun owners do stoopid things in order to keep their pistols on the down low. And the law of averages being what they are, the more people handle their firearms, the greater the chances of a negligent discharge. From his commentary above, Colion Noir apparently views the lack of good urinal and stall options as a nefarious hoplophobic conspiracy . . .
We’re not quite that cynical (yet). Rather, we’re more inclined to blame generally poor design and fact that the leading lights of lavatory interior design don’t tend to pack an SR9c. Still, there are ways to mitigate the problem when nature calls and given the fact that the population of concealed carriers expands daily, you’d think that Limatunes’ instructional video on safe and discreet stall stowage would have garnered more than 69,000 views in the four years since it was posted.
And don’t think no one is watching. The Atlantic’s Citylab blog has noticed and is now chronicling these bathroom discharges (the ballistic kind), including the latest porcelain shattering event in a Utah elementary school, an incident that does little to advance the campus carry movement’s cause. As you probably know, just about any firearm-related faux pas is instantly seized upon by the anti-rights crowd as evidence that the average Joe and Josephine simply can’t be trusted with the awesome responsibility that is armed self defense. Something to contemplate the next time you’re sitting on the throne.