Thanks dazzle,I put my two cents in here.
We live in a world FULL of guns. Cops wear them openly. Military wears them openly. The movie industry would not exist without guns. Video games would be limited to NFL and fifa.
We live in a world where people wait and CAMP at the apple store to get the latest iphone. Where people will stay up all night on black Friday to get a foot massager they don't even want because it's on sale. We have bullet bikes, sky diving, diesel trucks and prius cars; transfat soaked chicken wings and mercury dosed tuna fish. Gambling, white water rafting, hunting and gay marriage.
There are literally MILLIONS of things (MANY that are "dangerous" or would make MANY people "uncomfortable ") that we FLOCK to do simply because we WANT to.
But when it comes to something as important as personal defense and human/constitutional right, we have to conform to what other people deem that we "need" or should make them feel a certain way?
To those people, gtfo with that hipocrisy.
I am 6'5" 250 lbs and know how to handle myself, if I wanted to just snap and go on a killing spree, it wouldn't take a gun to do it. What's next, it's illegal to be physically imposing or know martial arts?
(I would never do the above, obviously)
just 20 years ago, gays made everyone and their dog uncomfortable. Now being gay comes with a cool card and a status symbol.
Peoples "feelings" may change year to year. But the more people see firearms as normal parts of self defense, the more they don't mind. Go down to a frontsight class if you don't believe me.
Okay, I'm not getting how people doing what they want to do equates with a visible firearm making someone else uncomfortable, but I appreciate your willingness to engage on the subject.
How long have you OC and what drove the decision? Is CC an option you rejected? What changes have you had to make in your daily interactions to accommodate OC?