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    More potential "compromise" by a RINO

    By jgillmanjr, Section News
    Posted on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 10:33:05 AM EST
    Tags: RINO RINO RINO RINO, Firearms (all tags)

    If not targeted for a primary already, you may want to add Lisa Posthumus Lyons to the list. The following extensively plagiarizes a letter to the board of Michigan Open Carry (modified accordingly though).

    It appears as though she has the brilliant (and I use that word with the most liberal application of snark applied) idea of "compromising" with individuals who are scared of inanimate objects by allowing concealed carry of a firearm at the expense of prohibiting open carry (http://www.schoolnewsnetwork.org/news/?rID=2036).

    I would like explain why open carry is, in fact, the best way of stopping the erosion of our naturally granted right to self defense.

    Continued below

    One of the key tenants of military basic training (at least in the Army and Marine Corps) is that of weapons immersion. Soldiers and Marines have their weapons on them, I would say, ~95% of the time. The goal here is that Soldiers and Marines get used to having their weapon on them all the time, as well as seeing them around their AO. In fact, it gets to the point where you feel really uncomfortable to be without it (those of you who are/were in know exactly what I'm talking about).

    With some differences, the same general premise would apply to the civilian world - having mass quantities of people openly carrying firearms will make the rest of the populace get accustomed to a) seeing them around and b) realizing that they don't do anything unless interacted with. Subsequently, reducing the places where openly carrying a firearm is allowed mitigates the above goal. I would also say that it's especially crucial in locales where people really get upset at the sight of a firearm (read: schools).

    Unfortunately, it seems as though there are those in the firearms community, the proclaimed "pragmatists", that think "compromise" is the best option at combatting a total ban on being able to carry firearms in these concealed-carry-free zones. It is not. Compromising under the premise that granting the ability to carry concealed in exchange for restricting the open carry of a firearm will hurt the visibility of firearms, which as stated, would hurt the acceptance of firearms in general.

    If anything, using this as an appeasement measure could very well (to say it will would technically be a logical fallacy) lead to further erosions. Would we still compromise then with other things? If so, what would they be?

    I haven't seen any actual bill activity in regards to this, but I just wanted to put this out there for the RM community to see.

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    by Corinthian Scales on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 12:31:28 PM EST
    Lisa is not known for being the sharpest Spork in the drawer.  Hell, I'd liken her to be more of a Foon.

    Lyons said in an e-mail. "On the other hand, I wholeheartedly support the rights of law-abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons, and I do not believe 'gun-free zones' make people safer."

    Then STFU, Lisa.

    This what you get when the herd votes on last name nepotism and gender based politics.

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