From the Great State of Texas, we read the following:
A 60-year-old Collin County woman, who asked not to be identified, said she was driving to a mall in March when she saw men with guns on a State Highway 121 overpass. She did not know they were Open Carry members, and she called Plano police.
Kinda like those “If You See Something, Say Something” campaigns. Anyway, you’ll never guess what happened next!
Several weeks later, an Open Carry supporter posted her name and phone number on YouTube. She began to receive threatening texts and calls, she said.
“They were calling me names I haven’t heard since I was in middle school,” she said. “They were calling me a whore and all kinds of nasty names. … I think there’s some really crazy, unstable people out there.”
She added: “I grew up in rural Texas, where all my family were hunters and gun people. I’m not anti-gun. But a real man and a real hunter would never, ever carry an assault weapon intimidating people.”
How are we supposed to know the difference between lunatics and law-abiding citizens? In light of the reaction to the above good citizen, the signal-to-noise is higher than we would like, I think. Besides, all those white people look alike:
And what if these guys were openly carrying:
I’m guessing there might be less support for open carry. Just a thought. Could be wrong though.