Thursday, April 23, 2009

Citizens gun rights group plans open carry event

More and more groups that advocate the citizens right to be armed have begun holding public events in order to focus attention on this issue.  

One group in Pennsylvania is holding a picnic where their members will carry openly.  You can read about it here.
There's a lot of disagreement in the firearms-owning community about this issue.  Basically we at KC3 believe that it's necessary to exercise our rights, to show the nation that we're not going to be intimidated by bad laws and bullying politicians who want to intimidate us into being reluctant to go public with our beliefs.  Carrying openly helps to dispel the myth that having a gun must inevitably lead to its misuse.
We're lucky that in Kentucky the right to carry openly is recognized, but the reason that KC3 exists is that at one point in time, some police departments made it their business to harass lawful gun owners who tried to carry openly in accordance with the law.
It's great not to have to carry openly, but it's also good to do it sometimes just because you can, because it's your RIGHT.

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