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Pssst, Dear Starbucks, I Have Been Carrying In Your Stores For Years

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Gun fans cheer Starbucks’ stance on the armed

updated 5:03 p.m. ET, Sun., Feb. 28, 2010

Dale Welch recently walked into a Starbucks in Virginia, handgun strapped to his waist, and ordered a banana Frappuccino with a cinnamon bun. He says the firearm drew a double-take from at least one customer, but not a peep from the baristas.

Welch’s foray into the coffeehouse was part of an effort by some gun owners to exercise and advertise their rights in states that allow people to openly carry firearms.

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Ok here we go again with the “open carry” debate. I frankly think that open carry is kinda silly and outmoded, but hey, we still can in certain states. Even CT seems to have the language to allow open carry but you won’t see anyone here doing that for fear of death by cop.

So, carrying in the open.. What are the advantages?… Well, maybe a half a second in draw capacity by not having to move your shirt? Other than that, its the perception that people can see you are armed and will refrain from illegal/dangerous activity yes?

The problem is, much of today’s society is rather unobservant and I should think crazy. So, even if you have a gun in the open, the likelihood that something will not occur because you are openly carrying is negligible I fear. So, really, its not so much a “need” that I feel is important.

Now, on the other hand, if you are legally able to do so, then do so. Just as you have the right to carry openly say in VA, so too do the businesses have the right as private property owners, to toss you out and not serve you because… Well just because right? On this issue at least they have a justification with rules on site about guns in the open.

I find though, that carrying concealed is just better. You don’t scare the “kids” and the cops unless you are being really obtrusive about it. Should anything happen, then you have your opportunity to use your weapon under the legal right you have to carry a weapon and use it in certain circumstances.

There you have it.

I avoid all the crazy yammering and most places here don’t even think about a rule banning weapons because they never know I have one.

That’s right lil miss barrista, I am armed and ya know what? You have never known all this time.


Written by Krypt3ia

2010/03/01 at 11:36

Why Liberals Should Support the Right to Armed Self-Defense

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Mmmmm Hillbilly Heroin...

Mmmmm Hillbilly Heroin...

In the runup to the election, a common prediction among the right wing and conservative blogs was that if Obama lost the election that the negroes/liberals/commies/Obama-supporter

s would riot. Not like a burn down a few stores riot, but like a serious “totally lose their shit” riot. Nationwide. Many were preparing for such an eventuality.

I didn’t really think anything like that would happen. I thought it more likely that the right-wingers would riot if Obama won than the left-wingers if McCain won. There were no anti-Obama riots, I was wrong.

Sort of.

There were no instantaneous riots, but I said “The McCain/Palin campaign is unleashing some very ugly forces in this country that, combined with some dark economic days ahead, are going to be very hard to put back in the bottle.” And it appears that it might be the case.

From Throwingstardna on LiveJournal

As a pseudo left winger at times, and a bona fide “Northern Yankee Liberal” I just don’t get those who are so averse to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to carry a weapon. Its your right to do so and if the government local and federal says ok, then you should take advantage of it. Of course in today’s world it is something that possibly could save your life and the lives of others if you do carry.

In today’s society though, with the 2nd great depression and all of the instability in the U.S. and the world it seems to be more prescient. Of course there always will be the odd crank who will go nuts with a bunch of guns and kill a bunch of people, but, it seems lately with all the stress out there that this is happening a bit more frequently. This week has seen what, two or three of these events in the world?

Of course what this entry portends is even more scary in that I too have seen this trending not only from the run up to the election, but also now post election. All those crazy right wingers have been slathering rabidly at the jowls with a fervor that I can only say is akin to the old south around 1861. Sure they use “Socialist or Commie” but, the sentiment is much the same; “We want to remove the current administration any way we can!”

Quite frankly its scary.

So, insurrection? Are the Alex Jones set going to finally unveil the “New World Order” and cause a 2009 version of the “Turner Diaries” ? Are the Rushies lead by their corpulant and fatuous leader going to somehow facilitate the Obama administrations “Failure” ??

I don’t think so…

But it’s only going to add fuel to an already smouldering fire in the minds of all those trailer trash, dentally challenged, 5th grade educated, and mentally unstable morons out there who vote, shout, and slather over Rush. One can only hope that the light of sanity can outshine the dark of the uneducated ensorceled Rushies.

Bread and circuses my friends…

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/03/12 at 23:22

Well, glad I bought the Bersa Thunder instead…

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Smith & Wesson has identified a condition that may exist in certain PPK and PPK/S pistols which may permit a round to be discharged without the trigger being pulled. When the manual safety is disengaged, Smith & Wesson’s Product Engineering Group has determined that the possibility exists in certain firearms that lowering the hammer may cause a chambered round to fire.

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Well, the Bersa Thunder (see pic below) was less money and had a great rating out on the interwebs so I bought it. I must say, it has been a great carry gun in either shoulder holster or on the hip. Shoots exceedingly well, and to date, has had only a couple misfires (duds) from bad reloads. How the hell could they have missed something this big for so long?

Oh well… Maybe someday I will get the PPK (James Bond fan here) but for now, this will remain the primary carry…

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/02/26 at 01:30