Johnny, I see where you’re coming from, and I think we share many of the same views when it comes to politics. I’ve always considered myself pretty conservative until it comes to environmental issues. I do, however, think you’re missing the point of the above interview. The guy did nothing out of accordance with the law, he exercised his right to carry a firearm, and nothing happened. It was a peaceful demonstration. It’s not the law abiding citizens that carry a pistol in plain view that worry me. It’s the guy that bought a second hand, stolen gun off the street and has it stuck in his pants. That’s the guy that I’m scared of.
I don’t see any need for full auto weapons, but I also know that by banning them, nothing will change. It’s human nature. There are nut cases out there and they will find a way to hurt people. I want my right to carry and protect my family if I ever meet one of those nuts.
I’m not a member of the NRA and I doubt I will be until they focus on their main objective of protecting the second amendment and stay out of hunting issues.