It's Sunday morning, and I just got the urge to bug the crap out of all my friends, here. So at the risk of Mr. runnaway's wrath, and others of you who think we are beating a dead elephant-- here we go.
You might think that because I am doing this, I want to argue one over the other. No, not at all. My personal preference is to live in a state that recognizes both of these second ammendment rights.....like in Pennsylvania, where if you are fishing with a legal license, you can OC, even if you have no other permit or license.
I recently had a discussion with a friend, who has been a shooter since his young days on a west Texas ranch. He, and many others, prefer OC, because, they BELIEVE the "average" BG will see that hogsleg on your hip, and decide to go no further. What's wrong with that "belief"? The average BG is a person you likely will never encounter, because he is a myth, and yet he sets up a theory that 50% of the BGs are "below average" and the other 50% are "above average"---in probable intent to attack. Question: Are you going to "bet on the come"?; that is, are you going to fool yourself into believing that you will never be cased and then attacked by anyone but a below average BG?? Are you going to perhaps risk your life or the life of someone else on that basis!!?? I hope to heavens, NOT. The above average BG is not going to be intimidated by your hogsleg, unless he knows you are a fast draw artist/shooter almost as good as, say a Bob Munden. And that BG covets your handgun, as well as your money,etc.
Have I bored you, or pissed you off? Fast forward to the DOJ/FBI crime statistics by state. Remember, I am not arguing against OC per se......I would love to have that right in my own state, and use it when I felt it was useful or necessary. I AM arguing against ignorance and stupidity in potentially lethal self-defense situations.
FLAME SUIT IS ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 26 weeks ago, 12:24 PM