Man you are a cranky bugger aren't you.
Yes sir, I can be. Not normally so though, in fact I'm told that I am rather genial.
I was going to let this slide but I don't thing so any more. Ok let it rip.
I live in Nebraska and like our oc laws. They are there for a reason and I don't plan on raising a stink just to raise a stink. Nor do I.
How dare you tell the citizens of Nebraska what they should and should not do when you won't even let a Nebraska citizen express an opinion on the subject matter. No one, least of all me, is disallowing you to express your opinion and, sir, I "dare" because I am a free man - a citizen not unlike yourself. Would you restrict that right also?
Quite frankly I for one (I won't mention most of us) figured out long ago how to think for ourselves and don't need anyone from either coast telling us what to think or how to go about our business. You express your open minded attitude much more eloquently than I could.
We have oc here and we respect it. For you personally, it works. Yet you show a stark lack of concern for those left to fend for themselves.
We treat it like it is something special and NOT a political statement. Your choice surely.
If we choose to oc we live it, we don't have a picnic and get in somebodies face about it. We have picnics and don't get in anybodies face about it.
They wear it like any other tool they carry including the pliers on their belt and the buck knife in their pocket. So we wear it like any other tool because that's what it is.
They don't oc to cause awareness, to prove a point or to make a statement. We do, but they are ancillary benefits to the right of self protection. Those are others of our great rights - those of free speech, of redress, of petition and of assembly - that you would seem to hold in low esteem when the words and actions are not parallel to your own.
Right now it is my opinion that the majority of legitimate gun owners in our fine state are aware of the oc carry laws. That, sir, I sincerely doubt. Do you have a cite/study to support this singular opinion.
It's the non gun owners and the not so legit gun owners that aren't aware of it.
Now the numbers skyrocket in Ne., I would guess.
It doesn't bother us that they aren't aware of it because then they aren't trying to take it away. It was never theirs to "take away" and yes they have limited it - in some cases severly so.
I hope you enjoy your picnic. I did and I will again. BTW - I OC 24/7.
As for me I'll be out behind the house plinking at cans with a new handload I've worked up. Again, I wish I could join you. Finding any place to shoot in or near a large city is a definite problem for many.