Caleb Giddings has been open carrying for a couple of weeks, just to experience it first-hand.
He offered up a series of posts on open carry and open carry “activism” on his blog at GunNuts Media.
In part eight of his series, after he’d completed the two weeks of open carry, he offered up some very pithy thoughts on the subject:
You know what’s funny? I’m not against open carry. I am against f***wits using open carry inappropriately and getting our rights restricted. For example, the idiots in California. Or the idiots in Texas. If you want to open carry, fine, just carry your gun. But don’t be a halfwit about it. Don’t do it to get attention, don’t go on “open carry walks” just carry your f***ing gun and stop trying to “educate” the public and stop being s***heads to cops.
…I look at the OC situation, and what I see are lots of good, normal folk who use OC as a regular tool for self-defense. Then I see their voice drowned out by the actions of worthless, attention seeking, thumb sucking, fatass losers who were probably denied their mother’s breast when nursing and grew up into mentally deficient man-children who can only achieve some measure of validation through negative attention.
Well said, Caleb.
Frankly, the entire “Open Carry” movement in Texas, I believe, may be the brainchild of Michael Bloomberg, not gun rights activists.
Open carry illustrated:
And open carry done wrong:
And the classic: