Again with the Bat (Shit Crazy) Signal
A pair of mouth-breathing morons strolled around the streets of Portland this week to “educate” the public about the 2nd Amendment. That pair of idiots is lucky someone wasn’t positioned in an upper floor window with a heavy object at hand. Upon seeing heavily armed goons strolling around city streets, a sensible person might have made the (entirely reasonable) assumption that they were up to no good and dropped something heavy on their heads as a “Good Samaritan” gesture.
Commenter Aimai over at Balloon Juice said the following:
The portland guys really piss me off, and freak me out. I think several schools went on lockdown? What are you supposed to think, ordinary citizen, when two young men walk by you armed to the teeth? You’d be crazy not to start running for the exits. Why is it that in half the country they would arrest you for breastfeeding in public but this kind of “disturbing the peace” and creating a nuisance/danger to the public is forcibly legal?
Why indeed. If I decided to walk around a city wearing sticks of dynamite in a bandolier and holding a detonator, passersby would flee, and the cops would probably be summoned to blow my fool head off. That’s because strolling around in public displaying a weapon designed to kill a large number of people quickly is rightly seen as an extreme danger to public safety.
Well, so is walking around with a weapon that can fire dozens of rounds per minute. It’s shameful that people are allowed by law to terrorize their fellow citizens in this way. Even nutso Florida generally prohibits open carry in public. Sounds like it’s time for Portland to pass an ordinance.