I'm just messing with you One Brow.
But no the action of wearing a gun by itself is not threatening to me anymore than a guy driving a car is. What that individual is doing with it is what makes it threatening or non threatening.
The insinuation that I am "...afraid of black people who are yelling..." is a gross misrepresentation of what has been said here. Furthermore it is an intentional misrepresentation. If you are going to debate then please attempt to accurately portray what I am actually saying.
These were two men in hate group insignia, shouting racial slurs and other such bile while holding weapons. That is far different than soemoe just yelling about something. The fact that they are black only really matters to you. Also there can very much be a difference between perceiving something as a threat/threatening and being afraid of something.
I find your above statement to be intellectually dishonest and a intentional gross misrepresentation of what I have said.
I expected better.
Back on topic.
Fairly straightforward article. I agree till you get to the 2nd to last paragraph.
I find the mentions of the California's Armed Prohibited Persons System to be interesting. Basically says that the guns of the mentally ill and certain classes of felons will have their guns confiscated. I am not necessarilly against that depending on how it is written up and implemented. However that can be a slippery slope and the definitions of mentally ill can be used to cast a wide net. Good concept that can potentially be very dangerous to the 2nd amendment.
You know what scares me? People riding horses. I don't know what their intentions are and don't feel comfortable when non-Mardi Gras police are wielding such a massive weapon in my presence. Why should we continue allowing horses people ride when I feel uncomfortable by them?
People who gut their own fish really scare me too. I don't know what their intentions are with that fillet knife. For all I know, they're brandishing it just waiting for some purdy girl to walk by and snatch up yer wife and children. Why should we allow knife wielding maybe mentally ill maybe not potential criminals hang out cleaning their fish when it makes me uncomfortable and I don't know their intentions?
I don't know what your intentions are when I pull up to you next to a gas pump. For all I know, you're sitting their waiting to torch my car and it makes me uncomfortable. Why should we allow gasoline dispensing paraphernalia to exist unhinged? I don't know your intentions.
What really really really makes me uncomfortable is crossing crosswalks in front of stopped vehicles. I don't know their intentions. Maybe they are baiting me to cross in front of them so they can run me over behind the wheel of these uncontrolled 2 ton weapon. Why don't we have wheel locks at all crosswalks? That's sensible thing to do. I don't know their intentions...I feel uncomfortable.
As for me I am personally pro life but think that abortions should be legal. I am however against partial birth abortions and late term abortions. Partial birth abortions are an abomination in my opinion.
As for the yelling at an NRA rally it depends on what they are yelling and why but you know all this. Is that crowd singling out someone present? Are they shouting slurs? Are they holding their weapons in an aggressive manner?
Stop trying to play political games.
Also it most certainly not an accurate portrayal of what I have said. I don't give a hoot that they are black. I care that they are members of a hate group, in full gear yelling racial slurs and brandishing weapons.
You can argue semantics all you want but the direct actions are clearly more aggressive and threatening then some guy with a rifle slung over his back minding his own business.