“Guns not allowed” signs make people less safe

March 16th, 2012

Not just because they create “gun free” zones that can very easily become “free fire” zones.

But because they force people to handle their weapons in public and manipulating a weapon is much more dangerous than leaving it safely in its holster.

For example: this morning I needed to go into a bank that prohibits concealed carry. I was in a vehicle without a lockbox in and I had a passenger. Before I went into the bank, cialis canada treatment I had to draw my weapon, drop the magazine, and eject the round in the chamber. The entire exercise was carried out in the close confines of a vehicle with another person in the car. I left the unloaded weapon and took the rounds with me. When I returned to the car, I repeated the entire process in reverse order. Doing this in the bank’s parking lot was much less safe than it would have been if I had just left the gun in its holster, went into the bank, did my business and came back out.

I did all this as safely as I could – observing all the rules of safe gun handling – but it’s indisputable that the odds of the gun going off once I started manipulating it were higher than if I had just left it alone in its holster.

So by not allowing me to lawfully carry my weapon into their lobby, the bank actually increased the danger to themselves, their customers, and their neighbors.

But, as usual, I doubt logic had anything to do with the bank’s decision to post their sign.

Entry Filed under: Gun Control,Observations

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. capper  |  March 16th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Or…..you could just not have carried a gun that you don’t need. BTW, your rights don’t supercede the world’s. People have a right to run their businesses the way they see fit.

  • 2. Elliot  |  March 16th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Silly. Of course, I need a weapon:

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  • 3. capper  |  March 16th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Silly. You’re too old to be cougar bait.

  • 4. Rustmeister  |  March 16th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Yeah, you don’t need a gun. And while you’re at it, get rid of those smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Your house will never catch fire.

    Heck, might as well get rid of the locks on your doors. Nobody’s gonna break in, right?

    The chances of those things happening are statistically insignificant!

  • 5. TerryN  |  March 17th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Hey, since Capper said you don’t need to carry, you don’t need to carry. That’s how liberals think.

    They always know what’s best for you;-)

  • 6. TerryN  |  March 17th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Oh, and business have a right to run their business as they see fit, unless they want smokers inside.

    I can’t make this shirt up. It’s how liberals think…

  • 7. John Foust  |  March 19th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    It’s called “cognitive dissonance.” That tingle you feel? It means your brain is working! Heck, you might even change your mind someday.

  • 8. fishaddict  |  March 19th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    capper your voting record has killed more innocent and not so innocent folks than all of the weapons I have owned and used in my 40+ years on this planet and I am in the dirt Navy. Right I don’t have to carry a weapon like you don’t need to go out and vote.

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