There seems to be a trend, or I’m just more aware, of people using firearms to push their social agendas under the guise of social experiments.
Look at the, thankfully canceled, armed march on Washington DC planned by internet activist Adam Kokesh for July 4th? He wanted to walk into Washington DC, on July 4th (notably one of the busiest days of the year in the city) with he and his “followers” carrying loaded rifles “slung over their shoulders”. IMHO a recipe for disaster, not to mention arrest.
Now, blogger Heidi Yewman, at Ms. Magazine’s blog is documenting her “Month with a Gun”. She writes that she is in compliance with the laws of her state, and is open carrying a Glock 9mm. She also admits to not having received any training, indicates no intent to do so, but is prepared to use her gun to defend herself and others. Frankly, she’d be better off replacing the gun with a hammer, at least, presumably, she knows how to use that without unintentionally hurting an innocent.
How many more examples of this type of thinking are out there and I haven’t stumbled on them yet?
IMHO this type of behavior makes a mockery of our right to bear arms, and our responsibility to do so safely, with education and wisdom.