I have an idea to calmly, politely, and en masse, reinforce our thoughts about gun control to Congress in a way that is both passive and yet personal at once. Obviously if you own your guns illegally, or plan to commit a massacre in the coming future, this doesn’t apply to you.
When this came to me:
It occurred to me when I was in a mall earlier today. I’m licensed in my state to concealed carry, and so I do. Why? Well the one place people ARE shooting other people lately seems to be malls, retail stores, theatres, and schools. Apparently, according to Congress, those are incredibly dangerous places to be lately. I can’t concealed (or open) carry in theatres or on a school ground, but otherwise, it’s almost always either on my side or tucked away behind my shirt. Lately, I’m more likely to have to defend myself from a crazed gunman in a mall than in my own home it seems. Anyway, the point is, I probably walked in and around 2,000 people today in my hour in the mall, and a few hundred in other places between home and work. I went into various stores, stopped and ate at the food court, and do you know what; Not one single soul stared at me funny. No one walked to the other side of the mall hallway. No one screamed behind me in panic. And no one yelled MWAG. Why? Because aside from what the media would like you to believe, most of us aren’t scared of a man with a gun. I looked over at my brother and chuckled to myself while we were dining at the food court. He asked me what was so funny. I said “Today, a responsible gun owner carried a concealed weapon into a mall full of people, and……nothing happened No one was hurt today.” He laughed and said “Yeah, I know right? Whoda thunk it.” So the idea for this blog post/political campaign came to me.
If you’re a law-abiding, LEGAL, gun owner, whether open or concealed carrying, whether in public or private, as long as it’s within the laws of your state, here is a way to show your support for the second amendment and prove that we’re not all gun-toting idiots.
General idea of how to do it:
- No more than once per day, per person;
- In no way that would “cause a scene” in a public place’ (such as placing your hands on it in public)
- In no place that you aren’t 100% sure guns are allowed in your locale;
- In no way that will reflect poorly on the millions of legal gun-owners who are consistently fighting for our rights to defend ourselves and our loved ones;
- Have someone take a picture of your concealed or open carry weapon on you.
- Email that picture to Senator Dianne Feinstein and to Congress with the subject line of “And no one was hurt here today.“
Don’t be rude in your email. Don’t be hostile. Politely and with huge numbers of responses, I think it would make an overwhelming impression on our Congress people that millions of responsible gun owners are out there, and that we’re committing no crimes.
If you want to use your assault rifle, your hunting rifle, your shotgun, pistol, or blunderbuss.. no matter. (Actually I”d love to see someone sporting a blunderbuss. lol)