"i'M nOrmaLiziNg gUns!"
Topic: Open Carry
Exhibit A: McThag
"Open Carry Events Are Helpful"
Exhibit B: Tam
"It's Possible To Take Things Beyond Stupid"
Winner: Sorry Angus, but Tam, by a country mile.
The Open Carry activists (as opposed to people who simply open-carry, minus fanfare and TV cameras, or YouTube selfies) are, by and large, overqualified morons, with a mere 1000 or so events to document that appraisal. Stupid People Doing Stupid Things By Stupid Ways In Stupid Places are not, ipso facto , my brothers from another mother. They are in general and in detail, mostly fucktards of the worst sort, i.e. the type who take their crazy out in public, for a walk. Like people walking their human pet in head-to-toe leather on a leash at the mall.
If anyone is that batcrap nutso, please have the decency to wear a Hillary t-shirt when you do it.
I can be against oppressive metastatic government without dressing in camo down to my underpants, taking along 50 FBI CIs, and taking over an unoccupied wildlife refuge office until someone gets killed, because a fucktard is a fucktard is a fucktard, and I'm not morally or logically obligated to support Team Stupid, no matter the cause, under any rational philosophy.
As Tam notes, it's all well and good if guys who fish anyways strap on a Glock in a hip holster and head for the pier like they do every Saturday, to inoculate the normies to the sight of guns, and obviate public freakouts by both them and asshat douchebadges taught that they're Only Ones. That's moving the ball up the field.
But exactly as could be predicted from 3000 miles away in a basement, what shows up is Junior Birdbrain with his Cosplay Commando Airsoft Loadout #5, and eleventy-seven rifles in a Tactical Wheelbarrow, 300 pounds of ammo cans, dummy grenades on his chest harness, and a rusty Zebco 33 he last used in 1967. This is not Open Carry, it's attempted jihad in a public place, and egregious public dipshittery. Every time one of those assholes goes full retard, and then gets a chestful of protect and serve in a Darwin Award-winning manner from some undereducated beat cop, the collective IQ of surviving gun owners goes up 10%.
It's possible to do a good idea smartly, or stupidly.
Open carry is legal many places, and generally neutral.
But being a jackass is always stupid, no matter the cause you're trying to represent.
If you're not smart enough to know that, you're not on my team.
You're on Team Fucktard.
They are over-subscribed; please rethink your choices.
(Or far more likely, think about them for the first time in your entire life before ratcheting to Stupid position in a spring-loaded manner.)
Either stay home, or else put on an Antifa t-shirt.
You're doing as much for gun rights as the KKK did for freedom of speech by marching through Skokie:
*Proving its existence,
*informing people of your massive overweening stupidity, and
*making them regret the governmental and liberty choices of the Founding Fathers.
Last I looked, scoring a 33% on any exam was still a solid F.
So is a 66%.
Either get it all right, or stay home.