I was filling-up my SUV late yesterday evening, open carrying. Rather than wonder what my fellow motorists thought of me, I wondered what I’d think if they were open carrying, too. Do I really want to live in a world where lots of people are running around openly armed? Sure! Why not? Yes, well, check this out [via wcpo.com]:
A citizen armed with a rifle and knife is walking the streets of a Las Vegas neighborhood, saying he’s had enough of all the crime.
Climo’s one-man civilian foot patrol began Friday morning in the neighborhood of Centennial Hills.
Climo is armed with a rifle and knife. He said the weapons will keep him safe as he patrols alone.
Ultimately, Climo said he hopes others will join him. He said he envisions a citywide civilian force.
The plan is getting mixed reviews.
Some neighbors said they’re hoping criminals will be deterred. However, others said they feel uncomfortable with Climo’s weapons on the street.
“I don’t know what his intentions are, what his motives are, what his background is,” one neighbor said.
The gun guy’s patrol is Constitutionally protected, of course. But is this a good idea or bad idea? And what if a fellow citizen was pumping gas with a slung AR?