Whining snowflake and a great side story.

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Whining snowflake and a great side story.

Postby AlanM » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:58 am

I found about this article on one of the Utah gun forums (that's another story).
The thread there is discussing the comments accompanying the story that are totally pwning the author of the article.

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Open Air, Open Carry

First, my take on this article. The author, a woman (not that it matters), sees a man open carrying at an open air Shakespeare performance in Wyoming and goes on a rant about how it ruined her evening.
What strikes me as "snowflake" logic is this paragraph and that she then goes on with her rant.

This was the first time I’d been confronted with the reality of Wyoming’s open carry gun laws. The man was totally within his rights to carry and display his gun. It did not matter if people sitting near him felt uncomfortable or threatened. His right to carry outweighs my wish to not encounter firearms in crowded public venues.

EXACTLY!!!!

AS I stated, the comments following the story rake the author over the coals, but as comments often do, one got slightly sidetracked.

One comment is an entire story in itself. And caused me to break up laughing.

Someone had commented something like: "What happens when you see an LEO with a gun? Do you stare at them?"
Here's the answer:
Chris Dooley · Texas A&M
"Do you stare at their sidearm"
I did, once.

Then I tapped the officer on the shoulder

Then I told him, as politely and discreetly as I could, that he had no magazine in his weapon.

I check my duty sidearm several times a day ever since.
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I will admit, after reading the entire article that the author does rationally inform people of the change in the Wyoming atmosphere regarding open carry.
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Re: Whining snowflake and a great side story.

Postby schmieg » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:09 pm

Well, not too rationally. She complains about tensions being increased between police and open carriers while ignoring the police chief's statement that such tensions quickly dissipated as everyone got used to the idea. I'm surprised she included the full statement as she obviously wanted to make it an issue.
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Re: Whining snowflake and a great side story.

Postby screwman » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:31 pm

I was out in Wyoming in the 70's. 90% of the people had sidearms and there was a Winchester in the back window of the pickups. She might've been too young to remember though.
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Re: Whining snowflake and a great side story.

Postby Gramps » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:30 pm

screwman wrote:I was out in Wyoming in the 70's. 90% of the people had sidearms and there was a Winchester in the back window of the pickups. She might've been too young to remember though.


That be your "Easy rider rifle rack for not one but two of your favorite rifles or shotguns" :D
I used to have one in the rear side window of a 79 IH Scout and another in a back window of a 78 Chevy pick up. Saw a LOT while working in Texas 1980-81.
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Re: Whining snowflake and a great side story.

Postby WY_Not » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:33 pm

What is to get used to? What new laws?

As far as I can remember, Wyoming has always been OC with no permit. Heck even CC was a minor misdemeanor that didn't ramp up. Get busted for it as often as you wanted was more like a nuisance rather than a problem. And they recently did away with the permit requirement unless you wanted one for reciprocity.

Little snowflake needs to go back to California. If the author intends to stay in Wyoming then perhaps she should seek help for her mental issues.
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