So let me get this straight - some moron decides to go shopping, while carrying an (unloaded) assault rifle. He does this to prove that responsible gun owners aren't a danger.
Allow me to take this where it begs to go:
- Responsible citizens should be allowed to openly carry guns wherever and whenever they want.
- Responsible citizens should be allowed to openly carry semi-automatic weapons because, well, we can easily distinguish between the responsible and the irresponsible.
- The store, which is private property, doesn't get a say in any of this? The other shoppers don't get a choice in shopping in a gun-free environment or a heavily armed one? I know I'd avoid stores where people carried lethal weapons. Because, I don't about you, but I don't have the ability to figure out who's responsible and who isn't. I simply assume, and call me silly for it, that someone carrying a semi-automatic weapon into a public place is a danger. I mean, how the heck do I know it's unloaded? Or that the person carrying it isn't a danger, but is merely a responsible gun owner?
(Oh, he was in the military. That makes everything okay, doesn't it! You can tell he was in the military because... Actually, I have no idea how you can tell such a thing.)
I wonder which bit of "irresponsible" evaded him? Perhaps all of it?