The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
He is a grass eater. It some times seems a majority of folks are
Everyone feels safe, indeed, everywhere IS safe, until threats are made or violence happens.
That line of thinking leads to the not wearing of seat belts until after one has had an accident.
The fear of unintended consequences of the good guys acting properly overrides the fear of intended consequences of the bad guys acting improperly, particularly when the former happens in response to the latter. The stupidity outweighs the humor.
Interesting how he starts by saying he agrees with you, and then proceeds to regurgitate, one by one, the anti's long-discredited talking points. If he'd just stopped at saying it's out of his control because it's mall policy, I'd have been left with some respect for him.
We just don't get those boneheads here, or I would request permission to copy your cards.
In OR, it's legal to carry in a place which serves alcohol.
A few years ago, Nordstrom's, a large store catering to the wealthy, tried to ban carriage on their premises, and when they found out how many people had stopped shopping there, they quietly took down their signs.
Several of the hospitals still have such "free-fire for ass-holes" signs at their entrances, but they are the only ones left in this state which do.
So basically, the good guys are expendable.
OC dinner @ Golden Corral
Ina & Thornydale
Hope we can make a big splash and support those who support us.
Moron. If he'd just added the magic words "in accordance with mall policy" to his sign as a CYA, he wouldn't have drawn such attention to himself.
That wouldn't have saved him from losing business from people like Kevin, but at least he wouldn't have come off sounding like an idiot GFW.
What I find funny about the whole situation, is that he is facing much more liability from serving alcohol than he ever would from legal gun holders. I know of a small bar and grill in Des Moines, IA (where I used to live) that had to close after an incident where an underage girl, with a good fake id, got drunk and killed a young child on her way home from the bar. Between the lawsuits and the protestors and the city's desire to be seen doing something the owner had to close shop. I would think this scenario much more plausible and likely than a bad guy/good guy shootout causing so much fall out. It's like the old canard in football that only three things can happen when you throw a pass and two of them are bad (interception/incompletion). Implying that throwing the football is a risky and peril fraught endeavor, but like all things, it is the thrower that provides the risk/reward and not the action itself.
>>they quietly took down their signs.
You know, I see a *lot* of that around here.
It seems that low key advocacy works often enough that it's worth doing.
FYI... Pizza Hut on Ina at Oldfather is posted. Looks like it's time to draft a form letter of my own for delivery to these places.