Profiles of "Open Carry" Gun Law Advocates
The June 28 Supreme Court ruling on the right to carry an unloaded weapon heartens gun owners in Northern California
Wow, Cool. I hit the big Time.
Very cool, and talk about a great marketing opportunity for Blackhawk Serpa Holsters.
no kidding, but I would hae to say -1 to Blackhawk.
They DO NOT make one for me. Left handed for a Rugar
Love it. Citizens going about their business. What can be more natural!
are of East Bay Open Carry,
South Bay Open Carry Movement,
and NorCal Open Carry.
and most if not all also belong to RCC Resonsible Citizens of CA
I hope I got every one's group, if I forgot, I am sorry
Did any else notice all the extremely uncomfortable citizens, and the fearful wailing in the backgrounds?
yeah......neither did i.
Wonderful pic of Jerry and his kid!
Wonderful pic of Jerry and his kid![/QUOTE]
I'm surprised anything connected to Time portrays self-defense in a good light. The publication has a 70 year history of promoting harm. I wonder what they're up to.
This was a spectacular varigation of diversity- women, men, family leaders, white, black, latino, asian. It was heartening to see Time add that with incorporation, state and local authorities would not be able to regulate open carry- even if it turns out that AB1934 is advanced to the Governors desk.
One photo did stand out as a little artificial- and that was of the ladies enjoying their spa escape.
Other than that, I would say that circulating this would be very beneficial to winning converts among both the 2A world and those who are ambivelent to the movement.
Nice pictorial...my only problem with it would have to be the quote by one of the women in the salon pic. The woman went on to describe how nervous she was the one time she had to load her gun and she didn't know if she could use it. Quite honestly, unless you KNOW you can and will use it if necessary, you probably shouldn't be carrying.
that clip does sema to make her look bad.
However, I know the lady, and I know that is NOT what was said. It was taking out of context. As we are all aware the media is known to do.
The lady has NEVER had to pull her gun. She would use it as a last result only. She and her girls are all taking self defense classes.
I do not want to get into a he said/she said debate here. It will serve no purpose.
Lets all just celebrate in a good article, and a week of very good court rulings, andlegislative rulings.
My point is that while OC is in the spotlight we need to hammer the message that we are armed to protect ourselves and our families, and we will, if and when it becomes necessary. Otherwise, it lends credibility to the anti's argument that we're just carrying for attention.
I agree, this is a week to celebrate.
Great post, thanks for sharing!
The one thing that I took away from that was the what the last picture stated, he said something to the extent of "It's about safety, I'm not trying to be a policeman".
BOOM! Hit the nail on the head. When you think back to the time when everyone (well most men anyway) wore big iron on there hip, they weren't looking to do the job of the town Sheriff. Nope, they were simply protecting themselves. I think a lot of people can't make the distinction between the two given the amount of time that has elapsed since people stopped wearing a firearm openly. Media took care of the rest and sealed a "mindset" that only NOW are we trying to somehow rehabilitate from. People have been programmed to somehow forget who the servants are (the elected officials and police) and we gave up the decision making process to the servants. Would you let your nanny or gardener handle your bank account? Seems kinda silly doesn't it?
You know ironically, there would probably be a lot less crime if more people OC'd (again).
The more we sweat in times of peace, the less we bleed in times of war.
I know the lady that was mis represented in this article. She has done more for this movement then in the last 10 months then most of us.
She has fought almost daily in Sac. Assembly members and Senators on both sides of the isle have said goods things about and to her. Even our strongest opposition have had good things to say about her.
Yes, the reported did take words out of context. As they always do. This event, was also only her second time carrying in public. If I recall.
So it is understandable why she would feel somewhat nervous in front of the reporter.