Even The National Rifle Association Thinks Gun Carrying Texans Are Crazy
By now you’ve heard about a small group of people in Texas called Open Carry Texas, in which gun owners scare the shit out of people by bringing their weapons into restaurants because it’s their god given right. To that I say, it’s my right to say you’re bat shit crazy.
Now just when you thought these crazy people were going to be able to go into your nearest Chipotle and order a burrito with a side of buckshot, the National Rifle Association has said that maybe this move isn’t so cool.
In a statement about the recent open carry craze, the NRA said:
A small number have recently crossed the line from enthusiasm to downright foolishness. Let’s not mince words, not only is it rare, it’s downright weird and certainly not a practical way to go normally about your business while being prepared to defend yourself. To those who are not acquainted with the dubious practice of using public displays of firearms as a means to draw attention to oneself or one’s cause, it can be downright scary. It makes folks who might normally be perfectly open-minded about firearms feel uncomfortable and question the motives of pro-gun advocates.
That’s just a little excerpt from a statement on the NRA website. All they really want is for people to stop giving gun owners a bad name. Bringing your AK into a restaurant just seems insane, and the NRA seems to agree.
Yet while unlicensed open carry of long guns is also typically legal in most places, it is a rare sight to see someone sidle up next to you in line for lunch with a 7.62 rifle slung across his chest, much less a whole gaggle of folks descending on the same public venue with similar arms.
Basically, take a chill pill.