Ryan Flohr says banning open carry in big retail stores is a backwards approach to rid the county of mass shootings.
Just because some conduct is lawful doesn’t mean it’s smart, and if one’s self-claimed mission is support of the Second Amendment, exercising that right in such a way that your conduct can be reasonably be expected to scare the heck out of normal people out in public—each of whom has exactly the same vote that you have—is politically idiotic.
Ryan Flohr says banning open carry in big retail stores is a backwards approach to rid the county of mass shootings.www.pennlive.com
The problem is mass shooters have pretty much killed the idea of open carry, at least for second amendment activist like those who think they need to carry a rifle while shopping. At this point its not unreasonable to suspect harm or death if you see someone bring a rifle into a grocery store or whatever shopping mall, and recently as one open carry activist found out the hard way you can be charged with a felony for this exact reason.
Lots of good advice on this topic from attorney Andrew Branca.
The Second Amendment is not a waiver against being held responsible for otherwise criminal conduct.legalinsurrection.com