Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Perilous Position of the Good Guy With A Gun

It's Really Hard to Be a Good Guy With a Gun

Adam Weinstein write a great piece for Gawker from the perspective of a concealed carry permit holder in today's gun-crazy America. 

"But as the years go on and the country gets crazier—stirred up by paranoiacs, political hardliners, lobbyists, and simple gun-fetishists—I come nearer to my wife's side. The universe of scenarios in which carrying a gun seems prudent or useful just keeps shrinking and shrinking, even as the legal freedom to wield personal firepower keeps expanding. The NRA has recalibrated its message for the 21st century: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." But in many ways, the 21st century has already overtaken us good guys."


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