Being in New Hampshire, I imagine its quite common to see people openly carrying firearms in public.<quoted text>
I do not advocate DENYING people's right to carry a firearm and protect themselves. I simply point out that it's not the best choice for everyone, nor even most people.
Being from New York, it was quite uncommon to see the average citizen openly carrying firearms in public.
Soon after moving here to southern Arizona from New York 2 years ago, I noticed on the street these metal boxes on stands. They look similar to the mailboxes you see on my street, and other streets nearby. But the were much smaller than the mailboxes. And each door had a key in them. One day, out of curiosity, I turned one of the keys, opened the door ad looked inside. Of course it was empty. I was mystified as to what they were for, because there was no sign or anything else indicating their purpose.
One day, I had to go down to the office of the local water company, and they had the same type of boxes outside their building. I asked one of the women inside what the heck those boxes outside were for. She looked at me surprised, as if knowing what they were for was as common as knowing that the sky is blue. She said to me: "That's where you put your gun of course, before coming into our building." I never saw that type of box before on the street.