Tuesday, June 24, 2014

False Security of Open Carry

What's more scary to me than these Open Carry Domestic Terrorists is how easily they can be disarmed. A motivated person wanting to do harm, in a matter of seconds could disarm and kill one of these unsuspecting gun nuts. 

Carrying a firearm demands the carrier have overwhelming control of their weapon. Be it the weapon is unloaded, in a case, trigger locked, rendered unable to fire,.... A concealed weapon remains in control of the carrier, at a high degree of certainty, due to the weapon's presence is not known to an untrained eye and the difficultly of taking the weapon away.

However, nonchalantly toting a weapon is, at the very least, bordering on irresponsible gun ownership, due to the degree of control over the weapon is very low. An untrained, but motivated person could easily overpower and take an openly carried weapon, from an unsuspecting, unguarded & unassuming open carrier.

How is it an open carrier can be so unsuspecting, unguarded & unassuming?  Arrogance. These people prove utter lack of awareness of the danger they pose. The open carrier wrong assumes no can mess with them, which make them ripe for conquest.

How is an open carrier erring? First of all, most of them are displaying their weapons, failing to maintain a defensive posture necessary to retain possession of their weapons. Second, it is neither an offensive posture. As with the defensive posture, an offensive posture the carrier has asserted a high degree of control over the weapon to retain possession. Finally, displaying a weapon clearly indicating a lack of awareness that mere presence of a weapon increases the likelihood someone will be shot.

*I'm not an expert, just a guy with a perspective.

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