While the Second Amendment, the one that guarantees an American’s right to bear arms, isn’t going anywhere ever, even the NRA, which at times has seemed unreasonable, agrees that trying to flex your Second Amendment rights by walking en masse into chain restaurants waving assault rifles around is just a good way to piss off everybody. The whole thing is mainly being carried out by a group called Open Carry Texas, which has encouraged people to let everyone know what country this is (Somalia?) by showing up at chain restaurants like Chili’s brazenly carrying loaded hunting rifles and assault rifles. Problem is that with what seems like a mass shooting a week in this country, it’s not like people don’t know the Second Amendment exists— all they know is they’re trying to have dinner with their family and someone or multiple someones just walked in holding an AR-15. I would even argue that this kind of open carry isn’t just “un-neighborly” as the NRA puts it, but is contrary its own intention. Because if you think you’re going to stop a mass shooting by being the guy with a rifle in Burger King, the chances are more likely that if an armed robbery occurs while you’re in there eating your Whopper, guess who’s gonna be the first to get a bullet in the head?
Georgia governor signs “GUNS GUNS EVERYWHERE” bill into law. No, not that Georgia, the one in the US
Georgia governor Nathan Deal today signed the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 into law, which is the most wide-sweeping pro-gun open carry piece of legislation anywhere currently in the US. The bill would allow guns in churches, bars, school zones, government buildings and airports. Because nothing prevents gun violence like letting anyone over the age of 21 pack heat wherever the hell they want, whether there’s kids, alcohol or both mixed in. The idea is that by allowing more armed citizens, it will deter those who might go all homicidal out of the fear that plenty of other bystanders will also be armed.
Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94. Eerie just how much of an impact this man had, and always will have on the world. Where would the third world be without AK-47s?