Task Force 16 wrote:
KY Soldier wrote:
I'm also only 20 years old and a buddy of mine is only 19 and we've both open carried many times. Its great fun and you'll get to educate someone on a daily basis.
I'm curious. How exactly are you having "great fun" while OC'ing? I don't recall OC as being something we do for amusment. The underlying responsibilities of carrying in any mode are very serious, and not to be taken lightly.
I also enjoy OC and CC. I would not exactly say it's "great fun" but I can see how someone might say that. Just because I would say I enjoy it or someone else would say it's great fun does not mean thatit is nottaken seriously by them. I take carrying a weapon and asserting my rights very seriously but it's not what I "live for".Just my opinion.
There's a significant rhetorical difference between saying "It great fun" to OC and saying "I ...enjoy OC..." The different words express different sentifments and understanding.
Especially coming from a 20 year old, IMO.
I can see your line of thinking, that you "can see how someone might say that."
My line of thinking is that, especially coming from a noob, it reveals a shallowness of conception of what carrying a gun is about. It creates a presumption in my mind about the person. The presumption isrebuttable, to besure. It could be changed with more info.
But right now, I am of the opinion that KY Soldier and maybe his 19-year-old buddy are a leetle bit too, uhm, anxious
about carrying guns. Like 19-year-old anty506 turned out to be...