So... had an interesting lil' conversation at trap today, while waiting for the rest of my squad to show.
Got on the subject of concealed carry with one of the other shooters, and got the brilliant statement of "Yeah... a few years ago, I was all for it. Now, no way!". The exchange went something like this:
Me: "So... why not?"
Fellow Shooter: "Honestly... I now know too many crazy people! Wouldn't trust any of 'em with a gun!"
M: "Ok... so, because YOU know too many people, *I* shouldn't be allowed to defend myself or my family?"
FS: "Hey... don't do stupid stuff, you won't have a problem!"
M: "What about the other 48 states that have CCW? Are they just more trustworthy?"
FS: "No... we're just smarter! And most folks don't need to have a gun to defend themselves."
M: "Huh... *point at Spoon's backpatch* see that patch? That means we help abused kids. Are you saying my wife shouldn't be able to defend herself against an abuser we've crossed?"
FS: "Like I said: don't do stupid stuff!"
This is the kind of attitude we get here in the land of Cheese towords armed self defense. And y'all wonder why nobody outside of law enforcement (and those who ignore the law) can carry here?