by: the Common Constitutionalist
A potentially lethal weapon should not be synonymous with jewelry. One does not carry a weapon as a fashion statement.
Regular readers know that I, the Common Constitutionalist, “packs heat”, as a friend from the gym says. He’s former Marine force recon, so I let the slang go.
Readers also know I prefer open carry to concealed for reasons explained here.
In short, I open carry to make a statement. No, not a fashion statement, nor some highfalutin Constitutional reason as one might expect. I open carry for one reason. It’s a sign, a banner to any would-be attacker: “leave me the *%$# alone. That’s it. It’s no more complicated than that.
Being that I open carry, one would naturally conclude that I would be all for the group “Open Carry Texas” bringing their weapons into restaurants such as Chili’s, Chipotle and Sonic, which they did.