Do you know how many ? Two, four, six, more ? Ninety million Americans own guns. How many of them are "crazies" who will, but have not yet, ignore the law that prohibits murder just to be able to murder with a gun a person visiting a park ?"You never know," he said. His wife, Michelle, chimed in, "There's a lot of crazies out there."
He thinks a killer will be open carrying rather than concealing his handgun. Will he do the same if he sees an armed pig ? And what makes him think he can escape before something bad happens ?Patterson, 28, who lost a close friend in a shooting years ago, said he would promptly leave the Chesterfield County park with Patrick, 3, and Sean, 1, if someone walked into the park with a gun strapped to his waistband.
The antigun crusader is not a safety expert or a normal person. It's abnormal to think it's safe to exist unarmed.It is an attempt to make what is abnormal seem normal," said Joshua Horwitz, executive director of the Washington-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and vice president of The Virginia Center for Public Safety.
An armed society is a safer society. Horwitz, an obvious hoplophobe, is afraid of an armed society. Crime is down nationwide and gun ownership is up nationwide.Horwitz called the governor's decision to allow open carry in state parks "one more example of trying to spread firearms into every avenue of Virginia life."
Two minute video: How To Create Gun Free Zone:There's clearly a push on the part of gun-rights supporters to open previously closed spaces," Bennett said. "It's going to be very difficult to keep 'anywhere' gun-free if they're opening up places like churches, bars and college campuses."