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Posted on April 14 at 10:53 a.m.

Anti-gun hoplophobes need to understand one thing. The open carry movement is a large group of American citizens exercising their FIRST Amendment right to freedom of expression by doing something in support of the SECOND Amendment. Those of you who oppose this are in FACT saying that you do not support the FIRST Amendment.

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Posted on April 12 at 7:34 p.m.

After reading this, it is clear that the hoplophobes (look it up) are true to form.

When Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus, she KNEW that she had the RIGHT to sit anywhere she wished, even as society, and LAWS in force at that time dictated that "a black woman should sit in the back." Was she a nut? Was she compensating for something?

Why do the hoplophobes assign vicious names to those who are now peacefully exercising their RIGHT to open carry a firearm in compliance with local and state laws? Many who responded here with cynical fact-free pot-shots at gun owners, assume the posture of elitists and royally declare that gun owners, who are not seeking ADDITIONAL or SPECIAL consideration but only seek to be left alone as they exercise a RIGHT they AND the anti's already have, are just wrong. Claims of "compensating for ..." and painting gun owners as paranoid cowards. You anti's should be ashamed of yourselves. Your responses don't even reach the caliber of an inner-city schoolyard taunt.

From an article found here:

"Rosa Parks, a Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress, simply refused to relinquish her seat on a city bus to a white man on December 1, 1955. Her act of courage sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and brought the Civil Rights Movement to national attention. She has been called the mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

One's head must be buried in the sand to deny the REALITY that we live in a dangerous society, and there is overwhelming evidence that GUN CONTROL DOESN'T WORK! Look at ANY place where it is in force; Chicago, Washington D.C., Detroit, New York, St. Louis. One cannot honestly deny the heavy GUN CONTROL laws and measures in force in all of those places.

One ALSO cannot deny that WHEREVER strict 'gun control' is practiced, crime rates, murder, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries and auto thefts, kidnappings and more are skyrocketing.

Pick any recent "shooting"; San Ysidro McDonalds, VA.Tech, Columbine. Hoplophobes hyperventilate and “just want all of the bad guns to go away,” but the FACT is, in virtually ALL of those situations, had at least ONE of the intended victims been armed, the outcome may have been much better, or the shooting may not have happened AT ALL.

The 'Open Carry' movement is about the 2nd Amendment and the RIGHT to KEEP and BEAR arms. "A right not exercised is a right LOST."

Claims of open carriers waiting for a chance to draw their weapons and heroically shoot some ne'er-do-well are simple fabrications. Your lack of understanding about the true purpose of firearms in a free society is evident. Over 40 states are "Shall Issue" and the "Wild West" scenario that they warn about ad-nauseam, has NEVER happened.

Those of you who oppose the unrestricted carry of loaded firearms FOR SELF-DEFENSE should ask yourselves, "At what point did I shirk the responsibility for my own safety, and the safety of my family?"

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