|Because I have a small dick|
These are some of the questions that had to be in the minds of diners and staff at a Texas Chipotle and several other Texas restaurants as members of Open Carry Texas decided to make a statement by openly carrying rifles, shotguns and other long guns into restaurants, groceries, drugstores and other public places. What they were doing is completely legal. They have the right to do it, but does that make it a good idea?
The Big Guy and I were talking about this last week and we discussed several possible scenarios that this type of behavior could cause. At the very least I would think that someone seeing them in the parking lot would call 911 to report men with guns. When they enter an establishment with guns at the ready it's not a stretch to imagine panic among customers and staff alike. How long before one of these morons comes across someone carrying a concealed weapon who decides to head off what he or she sees as impending carnage and engages the rifle carrier in a shootout, bullets flying in a public parking lot?
It's hard to see any good coming out of this stunt. Walking around in public with a rifle or shotgun slung over your shoulder is asking for trouble. Somebody's going to get hurt if this continues; I hope it's one of these idiots.