Saturday, March 13, 2010
Guns in Public
We are currently in the midst of gun law change and I am TOTALLY FREAKING OUT! If I enter a store and see someone packing a gun in a holster, I'll be outta there so fast. I hate guns. I fear guns. I fear people who feel the need, the entitlement, to carry them.
The Starbucks statement of March 3rd made me aware of this shift in sentiment,
"We comply with local laws and statutes in all the communities we serve. In this case, 43 of the 50 U.S. states have open carry weapon laws..."
WTF?! Starbucks may feel they have to comply but they're taking the corporate easy way out by not making a stand. If you believe in gun control, refuse to allow people packing pistols in your shop. If you're a fan of the NRA, by all means, support those same pistol packers, welcome them with open arms.
I guess my question is, if you can post a sign that says you "...maintain the right to refuse service to anyone without a shirt or shoes" why can you not do the same with a gun?
At present, the Supreme Court is reviewing a Second Amendment case, McDonald vs Chicago, that will, most likely, further weaken gun control especially with the conservative make up of the court & a pro gun advocate like Justice Antonin Scalia.
Did you know 43 out of 50 states allow you to carry a gun in public. Back to the days of yesteryear...when men were men and women couldn't vote or own property. Yeah, that's what I'm sayin'.