It’s been a long time coming, and I’m not the first to say it, but I think Sebastian is doing more harm than good to 2nd amendment activism. With todays post against open carry, he’s become the next Zumbo.
Open carry activists have a lot of energy, and they are willing to show up, and that alone puts them ahead of 98% of gun owners. But I think the open carry shit is distracting, and is taking away from what otherwise would be amazingly effective activism. Instead of having media stories about gun owners opposing lost and stolen, you have media stories about people showing up openly armed.
No. What’s distracting is supposed 2nd Amendment “activists” only supporting rights when it suits their agenda. The PFOA showed up, calmly presented their side and the Scranton council, realizing their law might violate state law, tabled the ordinance. That is NOTHING but a win for our side.
That the win was buried in a media article with the headline “Firearms display at meeting concerns city council, public” is immaterial. OMG! The media is anti-gun!
Thing is, the article wasn’t that bad. It even ended on a positive note and SURPRISE! nothing happened. The PFOA won, the public saw a bunch of armed citizens exercising their rights and no one got hurt. I see that as nothing but a huge win.
Rights are rights all the time, Sebastian. Not just when they’re convenient to you. If you can’t accept that then you need to hang up the blog and stop pretending to be a 2nd Amendment activist.