Tuesday, July 31, 2012
No Concealed Carry signs
Our state recently got on board with a concealed carry law. It has been a long time coming and it took just the right combination of governor and legislative body. I was glad to see it enacted as people should be able to defend themselves.
What surprises and dismays me are all these No Concealed Carry signs. People certainly have the right to post such signs on their own property. However, I don't think they understand what they are doing. Around here people like to think that they are law-abiding citizens. If it is the law, they will do it. If a sign is posted, they will obey it. That is, as long as it is convenient for them. Yet the criminal mind does not consider the law or posted signs. Someone who is under the influence of some drug or blinded by rage will not stop to read a sign and turn around. They will keep doing what their evil heart has planned and the sign will have had no positive benefit. Those who are law abiding will see the sign and leave their weapons at home. As a result, responsible, trained, law-abiding people will be taken out of the picture. Then, who will be around to do something when that drugged, enraged criminal charges in?
We need a citizenry that is clear minded, who respects life, and who will take action when the moment calls for it. Those people are the ones who should be supported. I hope people can see that a policeman, an FBI agent, or a marine are nothing more than trained citizens. We are really no different than they because of a title and a uniform.
As time goes forward, I hope people tire of these signs and remove them. We will all be better for it.