McThag is ecstatic that OK has joined the ranks of Constitutional Carry.
Color us more like cautiously optimistic, but far from convinced this is any wave of things to come.
OK is low-hanging fruit, and it still took until just now to pluck it.
Notably, they have not (AFAIK) suffered FL's (or Califrutopia's, once upon a time) surplus of attention-whoring jackasses taking their long arms to Burger King and the community fishing pier, just to provoke a predictable response, which underlines that pissing on the bear's head is probably not the best nor brightest way to march for your constitutional rights, even giving such shenanigans the most charitable review. (OK residents, feel free to let me know if that sort of nonsense has been going on there in the lead-up to this day, which I doubt.)
And if that happens now after the fact, and you piss off enough lawmakers, despite it being fully legal at the moment, see if that law doesn't get shifted right back in about a minute.
Let me know how that works when it's done everyday at the strip malls or diners there, rather than a one-time political rally, and get back to that topic.
Bear well in mind that OK also is
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It, quite literally, won't play that well in Peoria.
IOW, this is the political equivalent of cheering getting polygamy accepted, because you got it passed in Utah, or outright communism, because it passed in Massholia. It is not the same thing as getting roast beef on the menu at the National Vegan Conference.
I'm always open to evidence, but the experiment in Florida is still an open question, as the recent proposed SB 634 (which I hope fails to pass there) in response to any number of OC incidents there demonstrates, and a single data point in OK is not a trend.
It's a fine thing to be ahead at the Indy 500 in the first lap, or even the 16th.
But the Victory lap, last time we looked, only comes when you're ahead on the last lap.
I want Constitutional Carry to be the law nationwide.
But even should I live to see that glorious day, I still don't want to see fucktards toting their rifles to the mall on a regular basis, just because it's legal, contrary to walking around with their zippers open and hanging their junk out on display, which is mainly what this has been about since Day One for most of those nimrods.
Like Nazis marching through Skokie, there's legal and even Constitutionally protected, and there's sensible and appropriate, and one does not automatically convey the other, which was the point all along.
I don't want anyone's rights restricted, but I'd like to see general intelligence and responsible behavior exercised at something above the lowest common denominator, as a rule of thumb.
I'm certainly not anti-gun, but I'm rabidly anti-idiot and anti-jackass.
That shouldn't require an essay to explain, but apparently common sense, isn't.