I was all on board with these open carriers checking/establishing their gun rights at Detroit’s Rosa Parks Transit Center. The irony alone is worth the price of admission. And then I saw how one of the protesters was dressed. Slung AR, bullet resistant vest, thigh holster and head-mounted Go-Pro. Seriously? While I’m all about firearms freedom, there’s no need to dress like a tactifool to establish your gun rights. In this case, as in so many others, a gun in an outside-the-waistband holster would have been sufficient. Or would it? I reckon . . .
the LibertyIsForEveryone.com campaigners reckoned they wouldn’t be noticed if they’d tooled-up like a “normal” open carrier. And getting noticed (and ejected) was the whole point of the exercise. Yes, they’re within their rights. Yes, I’m on their side. But just because you can — or should at least be able to — do something doesn’t mean you should. Fail?