Anyone foolish enough to “test” the limits of the law by entering a WalMart in full battle gear just after the El Paso shooting is damn lucky that he didn’t get shot. People are on edge and high alert and for all we know the fool was about to “copy cat” and do serious harm. We will never know for sure because he was stopped and he claims it was a test. You can bet that the authorities are checking all his social media, associates, and home. I hope that they throw the book at him for being so insensitive and stupid. I applaud the fireman, he may have prevented another tragedy and at least prevent panic in that store.
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Open Carry is legal in NC. A classic example was a lady from Ohio on her way to the beach stopped at the local Wendy's. Screamed he has a gun. which caused a stamped for the exits. Then some one said in a command voice "Open carry is legal in NC" there is no need to panic! I've witnessed open carry by individuals be they male or female at various venues. I'll allow that I am mindful of their presence. Also observed are individuals that I refere to as the Casual Concealed Carrier. Their body language and weapon printing give them away to some one whom is observant. As for the individual whom is the subject of Armed in Walmart they should have shown better judgment.
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So if someone saw the fireman brandishing his gun pointing it @ the innocent man & pointed his gun @ the fireman would he also be a hero? How soon would it escalate into a war? Open carry, whether you think it's a good idea or not, is not illegal, nor is being stupid or everyone would be in jail. It's a tiny step from not allowing a rifle to be open carried to a handgun & a gun free "murder the unarmed here" zone. On the way back from a hunting trip a friend & I stopped @ a little store, my friend stuck his head in the door & asked if he could bring his gun inside since he didn't want to leave it in his open Jeep. The owner replied. "Sure, everyone else in here is armed." No one even flinches when a gun is open carried around here, any fool who tried something stupid would soon be shot to doll rags. The crime rate is all but non-existent.
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In light of all the crazy stuff happening it was a very stupid thing to do. No common sense.
In light of the recent violence, was he not actually more prepared to repel a terroristic act such as recently seen. And maybe felt less than safe going to a Walmart since that’s the type of store recently terrorized? And so was doing what he felt appropriate to protect himself
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That's an interesting spin, klagz13.
Considering recent events, what sensible person would go shopping at Walmart with anything less?
Well fits the mantra-- The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.