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    Regular Member trevorthebusdriver's Avatar
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    Another Hoplophobe at Green Lake

    In Sunday's "Rant & Rave" column of the Seattle Times:
    "RANT-To the man openly carrying a handgun on his belt while walking around Green Lake, making me, and I'm sure a lot of other people, very uncomfortable-which I suppose was his intent.
    I spent the walk thinking of where to take cover in case he began shooting. There's no place for guns in our parks."

    I don't even know where to start with that one...JSanchez was that you again?

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    I'd respond simply with something along the lines of the following:

    It's the guns you can't see that you should be worried about. People planning on attacking others aren't known to carry their firearms in plain view of the public. Your very reaction is the reason for this. It draws attention, and people who are wanting to take advantage of others do not want attention. They want you to think that nothing is going on, until it's too late. If anything you should be thanking the person carrying openly, as it just may make some of those with hidden guns and bad intentions think twice before acting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowmere View Post
    I'd respond simply with something along the lines of the following:

    It's the guns you can't see that you should be worried about. People planning on attacking others aren't known to carry their firearms in plain view of the public. Your very reaction is the reason for this. It draws attention, and people who are wanting to take advantage of others do not want attention. They want you to think that nothing is going on, until it's too late. If anything you should be thanking the person carrying openly, as it just may make some of those with hidden guns and bad intentions think twice before acting.
    What you said, yes.
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    Excellent!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by gallowmere View Post
    i'd respond simply with something along the lines of the following:

    It's the guns you can't see that you should be worried about. People planning on attacking others aren't known to carry their firearms in plain view of the public. Your very reaction is the reason for this. It draws attention, and people who are wanting to take advantage of others do not want attention. They want you to think that nothing is going on, until it's too late. If anything you should be thanking the person carrying openly, as it just may make some of those with hidden guns and bad intentions think twice before acting.
    well-stated

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