I have a sneaking suspicion TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia were inspired by Westerns—in a good way. You know: honor, courage, justice, gun fighting. High Noon. True Grit. That sort of thing. By the same token, the “guns and alcohol don’t mix” meme promoted by gun control advocates agitating against concealed carry in bars and at sporting events—most recently propagated by Joey Kennedy’s al.com attaboy for Alabama University’s decision to ban guns from Crimson Tide’s Bryant-Denny Stadium—is equally informed by Westerns. My Name is Nobody may not be the best Western ever made, but the guns ‘n drinking in the saloon thing is boilerplate cinematic fodder. How can The People of the Gun reassure low-info voters that concealed carry licensees are responsible people looking to defend themselves (and maybe) others in bars and arenas? That they’re not “concealed carry killers“? Or is it impossible; one of those “don’t think of a pink elephant” deals?