Man Flaunts Gun at Little League Game, Tells Parents “There’s Nothing You Can Do About It!”

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 5.58.24 AMWelcome to the world in which most conservatives seem to want to live.  One where everyone has a gun holstered at their hip like we’re back in the days of gunfights at the O.K. Corral and disputes were often settled with armed standoffs in the streets.

Recently, a man in Georgia scared the hell out of parents and children as he walked around the parking lot at a local park showing his gun off to anyone he encountered, while telling them, “There’s nothing you can do about it.”

A parent, Karen Rabb, said, “Anyone who was just walking by, you had parents and children coming in for the game, and he’s just standing here, walking around saying, ‘You want to see my gun?  Look, I got a gun and there’s nothing you can do about it.’ He knew he was frightening people. He knew exactly what he was doing.”

Then again, with Georgia recently passing a “guns anywhere” law which allows citizens to carry guns damn near everywhere, isn’t this exactly what they wanted?

Local law enforcement officials reported 22 calls to 9-1-1, but there was nothing they could do about the man flashing his gun because he had a permit and wasn’t threatening anyone.  Though couldn’t the argument be made that a random guy walking around a park filled with children, bragging about his gun, was intending to threaten people?

Hell, wouldn’t it have been somewhat plausible that someone could have shot this guy?  To me, a random guy walking around a park loaded with families while rubbing his gun in their faces would seem like a threat.  Should we wait for him to open fire, killing people first, before “the good guy with a gun stops the bad guy with a gun”?  I mean, that’s the “logic” conservatives like to use, right?  Isn’t that what these “stand your ground” laws are all about?  Feeling a threat and using whatever force you feel is necessary to respond to that threat?

Or if you want to talk about mental illness, isn’t someone flashing a gun to random strangers in a park, telling them that there’s nothing they can do about it, most likely suffering from some kind of mental illness?  Should someone who stages a stunt such as this own guns in the first place?

But this is essentially the kind of society Republicans want.  One in which it’s perfectly legal for a random guy to go around scaring the hell out of parents and children, flashing his gun, telling people that there’s nothing they can do about it.

Though I’ll still ask, “What if someone had seen this man as a threat and shot him?”  Because personally if some random stranger was flashing a gun at me, telling me that there’s nothing I could do about it, I would take that as a threat.

If someone had shot this person after he displayed this behavior, could we really have blamed them for doing so?  I think it’s a legitimate question to ask.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Undoubtedly, in the mind of the NRA, this WAS a good guy with a gun. Yeah, I know…..

    • shutdafrtdoor

      He should be charged with brandishing

  • Dawn

    This article has said everything I have been ranting about for 2 days. If this were to happen to me, I would probably be shot because I would have told this SOB off and he probably would have shot me because of my big mouth. It is sad that republicans are finally realizing all of their dreams at the expense of our citizens. When are we are going to stand up and fight??? If Democrats don’t go to the polls we will see worse in years to come. Republicans were screaming “we want our country back”….Now we Democrats can really say that and it makes sense.

    • Luke

      I agree Dawn. The trouble is that a lot of the gun advocates are scared children in the bodies of, and with the voting privileges of, adults.

      Most times I get in a discussion about guns with one who is pro-carry, it’s the same. They tell me about how they need to be ready for when they get attacked. They need to be prepared for when their house is broken into. Etc, etc…

      I just wonder how many other infinitesimally small probability things are they prepared for? Do they also carry several vials of various anti-venoms on the off chance they are bitten by a snake or spider? Do they carry four spare tires in their car in case they experience a four tire blowout? Do they have a fire extinguisher in the car in case there is a fire? Do they have a tornado shelter?

      Or is it not about preparedness at all… Is it just about feeling stronger when one is carrying a weapon? Is it because when one carries a weapon, they know they can implicitly intimidate those around them just by showing those nearby that they have a weapon? Is it because without a gun, some of these people would be meaningless and overlooked, but with it, they become the center of attention… Like this guy in that parking lot?

      I suspect the latter. I also have a suspicion that a lot of these children stuck in grown-up bodies romanticize the stories of the wild west without understanding the realities and dangers of any of it.

      Unfortunately, now I live in a world where, if I see behavior like the guy in that parking lot… Now I’m in trouble. Serious and real trouble. Even if I don’t engage the person at all… Let’s say I just see him and I decide – “Heck no, I’m walking away”. What happens if he thinks I’m heading back to my car to get a weapon myself, and therefore I’m a threat so he shoots me dead.

      We’ve created an America that is every bit the pathetic cowboy caricature that foreigners think we are.

      • BerniB63

        Luke, you sum it up beautifully in paragraph 4–for so many of our gun-toting Americans, it is all about the thrill of superiority that comes with owning a gun. Very good point. I personally know someone who is quick to show you her concealed weapons permit accompanied by her cute little revolver. Like saying: “Look how COOL I am!”

      • Guest

        ….And you have just given an example of someone who should NOT be carrying a gun.

      • BD

        Kind of defeats the purpose of having a “concealed” weapon doesn’t it?

      • Guy

        Ignorant!

      • Luke

        Is that a reply to the story or a reply to me?

        Either way, it is very well written and thought out. I admire your prose, sir.

      • Pipercat

        I was riveted!

      • tedthornton

        “I just wonder how many other infinitesimally small probability things are they prepared for?”

        I hope you’re cool with me and mine quoting you on this next time you want to ban… whatever it is you want to ban (pistol grips / black guns / “the thing that goes up”). You guys froth at the mouth about throngs of people being machine gunned in the streets every day but now that you see someone who wants to carry it’s an “infinitesimally small probability.” Will you FINALLY shut up now?

        “Let’s say I just see him and I decide – “Heck no, I’m walking away”. What happens if he thinks I’m heading back to my car to get a weapon myself, and therefore I’m a threat so he shoots me dead.”

        You JUST WENT OFF about “scared children.” See that little red blinking light? It’s an Irony Detector and you just set it off.

        We’ve had legal carry in the US in various states since forever. I challenge ALL of you to find me a case where someone walked away from someone carrying and that person shot them because they might be getting a gun.

        Wow. All of this sound and fury over ONE a$$hole who carries a gun (legally). I concede he’s a jerk, worthless human being, etc. So what? Avoid him. This is less common than the snake and spider bites you joke about.

        Get a GRIP and stop living your lives in such abject terror! Unbelievable.

      • Luke

        Settle down Ted.

        I’m sure you’ll quote whatever chunk of text you need to whenever you like. I have no concern there. I’m a realist. I’m not an advocate of gun bans though, so you’ll not be finding me in those discussions.

        We need to agree on something because this debate only works if we agree on facts and then work from there. There either is or is not a high probability that you will be assaulted with a firearm in public or in your home. The fact is that the percent likelihood is small. That’s just a fact. It’s probably significantly under 1% over the course of one’s life, depending on where they live.

        That said, why do we need to arm every civilian on the street? It’s just not necessary. We are better off with a well educated populace than a well armed one, but that’s a debate for another day.

        Contrarily, I think you were trying to make the argument that because the likelihood is small, then why should we be worried about everyone having guns? Who cares, right? Nothing ever goes wrong… That makes sense in a way… But quantity of guns are certainly one of the variables in gun violence statistics. Why increase one of the variables needlessly by having people carrying in public?

        To be clear, I do not advocate banning anything. I do not think this guy should be allowed to act like this though. If people were frightened enough to call 911, then the situation was serious enough to be handled by the police. Maybe not arrest the guy, but just tell him to go home and quite being a jerk. You know, keeping the peace.

        I think you might have abused the word “irony”, but I see where you were going with that and I don’t disagree.

        There is a bit of a conflict there, so I’ll explain myself. The “scared children” (my words) are scared about the possibility of someone doing something illegal to them that is very infrequent. Therefore, they are preparing (overpreparing) for a tragedy that will likely never come to pass while not preparing for other, more likely, scenarios.

        Juxtapose that against the situation I brought up and the point I was making. The point was that it is LEGAL for a person to be in public acting in a way that is clearly disconcerting to many people. I don’t think that behavior should be legal. I know it is…

      • Cathryn Sykes

        In 2010, the last time the CDC had enough manpower to put together such a study–Google the term “hollowing out”– over 31,000 people in this country were killed by guns. In 12 states, this was more than were killed in traffic accidents….and the number is climbing. Maybe you don’t think 31,000 people dead is “significant.” I do.

      • Luke

        Well, that depends on a lot of things.

        Probably nearly half of that number is suicides, which would actually make a decent point against the one you’re making. (The point being that having homes with guns will sometimes allow a depressed individual to make a decision that is quite permanent.)

        Another large percentage of that number will be chewed up with “accidents” involving guns. In the end, you’re probably left with about 30% of the 31k you mentioned, or about 9k. That’s not insignificant either.

        Of that 9k, we have to understand that a lot of it is very specifically directed gang violence. So in the end, we’re left with maybe 40% of that, and that’s being generous, that is actually “random violence” against a person with a firearm.

        So we’re talking about roughy 4,000 in a country of about 350,000,000. So there is about a thousandth of a percent of a chance of being a victim of random gun violence.

        One should be far more concerned about being struck by a meteor.

        However, all I was really saying is “don’t lie”. Don’t tell me you want to carry a gun in public to guard against a clear and present danger. People want to carry guns in public because it makes them feel stronger. It makes them feel bolder. It makes them feel like maybe strutting around a little league baseball field and running their mouth is a good idea.

      • Guest

        He is cruising a park with children and you don’t find issue with that?

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        I have A BIG ISSUE with that.

      • boomergran

        I think you’re talking to the wrong people about living in abject terror. You folks who want to carry anytime, anywhere are the ones who are afraid that, any minute, you’re going to have to pull out your guns to defend yourselves from the bogeyman. I think you’re the one who need to get a grip.

      • Tim Coon

        Hopefully someone shoots you dead with one of their open carry guns in the near future…….but to be fair, you can shoot that person dead at the same time they shoot you dead.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Problem solved. Mutual exclusion.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        I think it is the paranoid gun owners who live in abject terror. And no one wants to ban your guns.

      • ShelleysLeg

        Hyperbole mixed with rampant fear….I can smell the paranoia from here…..talking about those who scream about banning guns…..I don’t like guns but I only want to ban bullets or make them so expensive they’d think twice about going out, armed.

      • 80sretrodude

        Who is living in abject terror again? How about YOU gun nuts get a fucking grip- why else do you need your precious guns if you aren’t SCARED TO DEATH? I don’t want to ban guns- I don’t know of a single soul who wants to ban guns. But Good Lord, dude.

      • tspoonhunter

        Luke, yes one does need to be prepared. Now it all depends on where you are. if you are camping or hiking in a remote area where there are “Known” species of venomous snakes, then yes it might be good to have anti venom with you if you know how to safely use it) same with guns. Like I said in my earlier post, the Very first time my friends cousin who “lived” in Detroit, which by the way is full of the two legged variety of venomous creatures did not have his “Legal carry” weapon with him he was stabbed to death for $`120 Which by the way is NOT an infinitesimally small probability in Places Like Detroit.

      • Luke

        Agreed T-Spoon. I’m with you. In places like Detroit, I totally see the need. If you have a CHL, that would be a great example of a place to be armed all the time.

        However… Realistically, we can probably agree that the vast majority of us are fortunate to live in places where the police protection is adequate such that being armed in that manner is not generally necessary.

        I think we can agree also to draw the distinction that there is no need to be armed in the parking lot of a little league baseball game.

        Another thing we can likely agree on is that if you were in a truly dangerous place (let’s say Detroit), it does you no good to be announcing to people that you have a weapon, as the guy was in the parking lot.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Most of us don’t live in Detroit. I live in the Chicago suburbs but there are places in Chicago I would never venture, armed or not.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        It’s about fear. Fear is highly useful in controlling people. Fear of “those” people….the welfare queens, the hip-hop thugs, the anti-Christians, the baby killers, the uppity women, the illegals. They are told, “These people are dangerous. They want what you have. You need to protect yourselves.” Pump up that paranoia enough, tell them that if they can get rid of “those people” they’ll be safe, happy and powerful, and you can get a certain percent of the population to do anything. Almost always, such people are those who have little self-confidence, but that gun….that lovely, lovely gun…makes them feel both safe and powerful. Suddenly they are in control…when actually they’re not even in control of themselves.

      • Wyatt Earp

        Your making assumptions based on some nut job walking round with an open carry or CCW. Extra tires and other nonsense, really? I think most “normal” open or CCW people carry for personal protection. The world is sad these days and I would rather have a gun on my hip just in case. Yea I have a spare tire and a fire extinguisher in my car, that makes sense.

        I could argue that you can take your cell phone and smash it cause why do you need it? What you need it for? Emergencies? get real.

      • Luke

        No Wyatt, I’m making an assessment based on observable facts, probabilities, and critical thought. You are the one making assumptions. Allow me to explain…

        The actual probability of an average citizen in a place with average crime and average police protection finding themselves in a position where the only thing saving them is the gun on their hip is exceedingly low. The probability reaches down into the thousandths of a percent chance in a given year.

        All I was saying is that if you are prepared for that eventuality, then how many other eventualities must one be prepared for? Do you carry a defibrillator in your car? If not, why not? You are far more likely to happen across someone in need of that than you are to be attacked by an assailant with a gun. I guess the only explanation is that one would rather be prepared to take a life than to save a life.

        The actual rate of violent crime is going down, not up… Which speaks against your assertion that “the world is sad”. The only reason people have that belief is because of the media sensationalizing violence.

        I guess you can make your cell phone argument, but it’s a false parallel, and therefore incorrect. My cell phone is designed to be a communication device. It is designed to be a navigational aid. It is designed to play games. It has many many uses, all of which are not to kill people.

        Your gun has but one use and one purpose for which it was designed. That use is to take a life, human or otherwise. Pardon me if I don’t feel good when someone has that power on their hip and at the same time has made their own determination that “the world is sad these days”.

      • Eugene Berkovich

        I am not arguing with your right to carry guns. I am just wondering why it is you who feels that you need to carry the gun for your protection and I don’t. Clearly, we’re living in the same reality. But I feel safe in my home PRECISELY because I don’t have a gun and I am just as safe walking around without one.

      • ShelleysLeg

        Personal protection? Against WHAT? Kids in a park armed with baseball bats?

        IF you need to go into parts of town where you need to pack heat, MAYBE you ought to rethink your route?

        Remind us again, of how many trained gun professionals have been killed recently by their OWN weapons….I know of at least 3.

      • Wyatt Earp

        Calm down…protection against other nut jobs who come to these places, much like this guy, and shoot people cause they have mental problems. Ill take my open carry and be responsible about it against anyone and I hope it NEVER happens but if I am sitting somewhere and someone comes a shooting I would be ready to protect my family. People being shot with their own weapons is a statistic that’s out there but those people shouldn’t own guns to begin with as they are morons; just like those who don’t keep them safe and their own kids shoot one another cause they think its a toy.

      • Peter

        If you are flashing a gun in a park full of kids you are the nut case Wyatt. Be prepared to get shot if someone with a covered gun considers you to be a mentally unstable nut case.

    • Justin

      Guns don’t kill people, criminals do and if you believe disarming the country will fix things then you are wrong. As it stands criminals don’t buy their guns from reputable sources, they buy them from the shady back alley arms dealers who dewl in stolen merchandise. Revoking our second amendment rights will only leave the average American citizen unarmed and defenseless. I for one do not feel comfortable leaving my life and the life of my family in the hands of a police force that is set up to aprehend criminals after they have already commited a crime. I would rather show these crimknals that I will not stand for their misdeeds.

      • GetABrain

        How do you think the “shady back alley arms dealers” get them? Strawman purchases. From legal gunshows that people like you love so much. Same type of places that just let an 8 year old boy blow his head off with a full auto Micro Uzi earlier this year.

      • boomergran

        This is such a tired old saw: when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. We all know that we shouldn’t regulate guns because the big, bad scary guys don’t pay attention to the law anyway. And we shouldn’t have laws against robbery because the bad guys are going to rob anyway. And we shouldn’t have laws against drunk driving because some people are still going to drive drunk. Shall I go on? Because it all makes just about the same amount of sense: none – except, perhaps, to people who have to compensate in some way for otherwise being unimportant and ineffective.

      • BigTBone

        its amazing how full of sheet you people get.

        Revoke? Disarming?

        Seek help, dumbass.

      • Navy67

        The average american is the source of guns for most criminals and most aren’t stolen but purchased initially legally and re sold for a profit. In Virginia you could make a living like this since there is no limit on purchases. After a few days you can legally sell to anyone without background checks as a private individual. If it leaves the state it takes the ATF to trace it.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Who is in favor of disarming people? Where DO you get that idiotic idea??? And why are you so paranoid?

      • T.R. Rollins

        “…If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an *outright ban*, PICKING UP EVERY ONE OF THEM…’Mr. & Mrs. America, turn them all in!’…I would have done it!” – Senator Dianne Feinstein during an interview on “60 Minutes”

        You can hear this idiotic idea straight from the whore-mouth of the idiot that want said she wants to see it happen: YouTube /watch?v=vzDO86iSKWU

        There’s no need to thank me for having made you a little less ignorant…! (^_^)

      • ShelleysLeg

        Wow, IF we ‘disarmed’ you, you’d really be vulnerable given how little you have to get out of your own way!

        I’ve yet to see anyone talking about ‘disarming’ anyone, but keep ramping up that hysteria. You might need to get checked for hormone therapy soon.

        NO ONE is revoking your erection substitutes, not that we noticed the other was missing in the first place.

    • Dave

      actually there is something you can do about people like this, take his gun and beat him about the head and shoulders with it.

  • thinkingvoter

    My first thought is that this is a responsible gun owner trying to show the good ol’ boys in Georgia just how stupid their law actually is. I hope I’m right.

    • surfjac

      I am surprised a militia of people didn’t wander the malls of Georgia this past weekend with that exact intent. I might have.

  • auntielib

    Progressives wet their panties over all sorts of things these days. They see some guy with a gun strapped on his hip and they pee themselves. Of course, if it’s “a policeman” with the gun strapped on his hip, the hypocritical Progressive thinks to herself, “Oh, that’s OK, he’s a policeman!” but if it’s a “just an American citizen” with the gun on his hip, the Progressive then wets herself.
    Liberalism on display.

    • Steve Schnapp

      Yup, just like the white male conservatives who wet their panties when they saw Huey Newton & Bobby Seale with rifles.

    • jim mcdowell

      Or just some jerkoff gun nut who is not all together there. If your a gun owner be responsible.

    • PJ

      They wouldn’t have been too upset by an American citizen with a gun on his hip. They were upset by an unknown man taking the gun in his hand and repeatedly telling them there was nothing they could do about it while their children were tens of yards from any cover while playing on a baseball field. Did you actually read the article (or news reports) before replying?

    • mandate

      Well auntie, did this guy have the gun strapped to his hip or was he waving it around. Sounds to me like a conservative needing a penis extension.

      • auntielib

        Progressives speculate a lot about penis extensions, huh?

      • mandate

        About the same as conservatives and wetting panties!

    • honda97

      It’s illegal in my state to brandish a firearm in the way this guy was reportedly doing whether you’re a republican or Democrat. Several people have been arrested doing it in road rage incidents.

      • auntielib

        Was he in your state? If not, how is your comment in any way relevant to this discussion??

      • honda97

        I know every state will have different laws and I was just relating how the law would have been applied if an individual had acted the way this guy did in the state I live.
        And a lot of your post rant about things irrelevant to this article.

      • auntielib

        Well then, since you know different states have different laws, you should know that in the state this event occurred in, Open Carry is permitted. In states such as Democrat-thick Massachusetts, Open Carry is not permitted.
        So what’s your point, Honda??

      • honda97

        I’m done commenting on your posting on this article since you seem to have hijacked it for your own bullying political rants.

      • Sandy Greer

        At 23K+ posts, it’s pretty clear he’s a paid troll.

        No need for irritation; they wouldn’t be paying him if they weren’t worried about our votes. 😉 Just saying.

        Nice avatar.

    • richard

      This liberal, with a conceal-carry permit, seeing a guy talking and behaving the way the guy in the article was doing, would have challenged him…and if he made a move toward his gun, I would have shot him. I wouldn’t wet my pants, I wouldn’t even break a sweat, and there would be one less idiot who shouldn’t own a gun walking around.

      • Pipercat

        All this nonsense has really complicated things for the people with CHLs.

      • auntielib

        But since he wasn’t threatening anyone, what makes you think you would have the right to shoot him, Richard??

      • Luke

        That’s easy! Because the act of being threatened is subjective.
        – I can feel threatened if he shows me a gun.
        – I can feel threatened by the words he uses.
        – I can feel threatened by his body language.

        The perception of threat is purely in the mind of the threatened. The person doing the threatening has no bearing on it at all.

        That is precisely why this is so dangerous. You may not feel like you are threatening someone, but they do, and they might act on that feeling in a way that has a very permanent effect.

      • auntielib

        Well then, in that case, parents are justified in calling the police if they feel threatened by the presence of homosexuals near their children, correct Luke?

      • poliltimmy

        It always comes down to gay this or gay that with you right wing folks. Why is that?

      • auntielib

        I see the parallel stumped you nicely, timmy.

      • poliltimmy

        Because there is none.

    • Roger Barton

      Auntielib – please don’t be an idiot if you can help it. If you’re one of those who actually believe the myth that the old west was really a safer and more polite society because everyone was armed, then let me put it in terms that anyone in the old west would have understood. “Don’t draw your weapon unless you mean to use it.”

      • auntielib

        As books such as “More Guns, Less Crime” have shown, as gun ownership goes up in America, the crime rate goes down.
        So there goes your argument, it seems to me, Roger. So perhaps you’re much more of an idiot than I am?

      • poliltimmy

        In 2004, the National Academy of Sciences conducted a review of current research and data on firearms and violent crime, including Lott’s work, and found “no credible evidence that the passage of right-to-carry laws decreases or increases violent crime.”

      • auntielib

        That’s fine, but since the “passage of right-to-carry laws” is not the same as “gun ownership going up”, the supposed NAS “review” you cite is irrelevant to what I stated earlier – more guns, LESS crime.

      • poliltimmy

        It is not irrelevant. It plainly states Lott is wrong.

      • auntielib

        Nope. MANY people own guns but do not have a right-to-carry-concealed permit.
        Try again, timmy.

      • poliltimmy

        Are you being dense on purpose? It says “including Lott’s work”.

      • auntielib

        Are you being dense on purpose? Lott’s work had to do with gun ownership, not “passage of right to carry laws”, which is why he entitled his book “More Guns, Less Crime”, not “Passage of Right To Carry Laws, Less Crime” timmy.

      • poliltimmy

        What part of including Lott’s work is so hard to understand?

      • auntielib

        Which part of the title of Lott’s book is so hard to understand, timmy?

      • poliltimmy

        The title is irrelevant, if the content is disproved, and it had been.

      • auntielib

        And since the content of Lott’s book has NOT been “disproved”, what is your point, timmy??

      • poliltimmy

        You are incapable of reading comprehension. You are being difficult just because you can be..

    • Luke

      Weren’t you the one crying about name calling? Hmmm… Just wondering. Seems you have some projection issues.

    • CiCi Galad

      Auntie agrees with the likes of George Zimmerman, a paranoid bully gun nut(with violent rapsheet) who pissed himself at the sight of a ‘black thug'(his words), followed and intimidated a teenager who had every right to be in that neighborhood, challenged him and tried to intimidate him, provoking the kid(with no rapsheet except for nonviolent marajuana possession), then pissed himself yet again when his intimidation tactics backfired and killed the kid when he was losing a FISTfight. That’s the mentality of the parking lot guy and others like him.

  • Cole Johnsbury

    Not all second amendment supporters are conservatives or republicans. Not all ideas must belong to one political party or the other.

    • Luke

      Quite right Cole… And not all second amendment supporters are stupid. I’m sure many are very intelligent and law-abiding individuals.

      In my infinitely humble opinion, the second amendment crowd would do well to fracture. If one side were to split off and become the responsible grown-ups who want to maintain their right to bear arms, they could very easily and visibly segregate themselves from the gun “nuts” who give the group such a bad image.

  • Guy

    This is just some anti gun person trying to make the law look foolish a person who carries in public will not walk around flaunting it like a clown

    • Roger Barton

      Is that really what you think, you pathetic tool?

  • Susie

    Then the person who shoots this guy for flashing his gun would be able to get off for the “Stand your ground” defense. This Country is getting nuttier by the minute. This keeps up, and I am so ‘outta here.

    • Guy

      Bye no one is keeping you here

      • Susie

        Let me guess? You think the man in this story is totally OK in his actions? Another crazy, gun loving, gun toting moron. Where have all the normal, peace-loving, sensible people gone? Hopefully those of us who are left will vote in November.

      • auntielib

        Typical “debate” tactic by a Progressive – verbally bully those who don’t share her Progressive outlook on life, and call them names.

      • Susie

        At least I use words, not a gun. I suppose you think the Minnesota man who shot the two unarmed teenagers is a hero, and George Zimmerman too? I bet you watch Fox News, Duck Dynasty, and love Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and the NRA. Your types are a dime a dozen. Such a tough guy you are. No progressive is gonna get to you because you have a big gun you will put in their face. Impress yourself, much?

      • auntielib

        Nobody shot George Zimmerman.
        But Zimmerman shot a black thug who was assaulting him. Truly a justifiable homicide.

      • Susie

        Now we can add “racist” to your list of prejudices. Like I said above, “your types are a dime a dozen”. Gun lovers, homophobes, racists, bigots. Such an impressive bunch. Your predictability is so very boring.

      • auntielib

        Nope. Pointing out that someone is black doesn’t make that person “a racist”. But that is a typical kneejerk reaction made by Progressives, that is true.
        Try again, Keith.

      • Susie

        Keith? who is Keith? You’re typing too fast and don’t even know who you’re talking to. I bet you are fast on the trigger too. Impressive.

      • Luke

        That’s projection again. All you’ve done here is call people names who don’t agree with you.

        At least you’re consistent though, you keep using “bedwetter”. I suspect the frequency with which you use the term might point to a familiarity with the affliction.

        It’s ok though, we don’t judge you. Once you admit you have a problem, then you’re one step down the road of fixing it.

  • Kevin Lindow

    Most states have laws that prohibit the brandishing of a firearm, if they are a “conceal carry” state; essentially stating if you carry openly and not concealed, you’re brandishing. However in a ‘permit to carry’ state it would be difficult to set a standard law. Many have an unreasonable fear of guns and could perceive someone open carrying in a normal, reasonable way as “brandishing” which is why many legislatures veered from determining a standard. This guy was a moronic asshole, albeit acting within his rights.

    • Pipercat

      Indeed, an asshole….

    • auntielib

      When Progressives can’t argue their point successfully, they call people names instead, eh Kevin?

      Verbal bullying like that is OK, at least when Progressives do it, huh?

      • Susie

        While you so maturely state in your post below that the “Progressives wet their panties”. Figures you have the Duck Dynasty clown as your pic on here. LOL!

      • auntielib

        They do indeed, as the comments by Adam Smith and Pipercat and other Progressives in this thread prove.

      • Pipercat

        You must hate it when somebody thwarts your fallacies.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        More pant wetting insults? Auntielib, vary your routine a little. As for me, I will imitate the immortal Cyrano and simply say, “I need but three letters to name you and they are A….S…S.”

      • Adam Smith

        The point was argued successfully and the guy was an asshole. If you don’t think he was, tell us all why. If not, quit whining.

      • auntielib

        Ah yes, the typical Progressive response – “the guy was an asshole”.
        How intellectually impressive of you, Adam.

      • surfjac

        So, what was he?
        Was he acting responsibly? Was this rational and not imbecilic behavior? You realize a person acting like an asshole will be called an asshole, right? I don’t think you’re that dense or are you?
        Please, share your wisdom

      • auntielib

        Bigoted Progressives consider all sorts of people to be “assholes” apparently.

      • surfjac

        Also Irrelevant

      • toby

        So… you’re a bigot if you call someone an asshole…. does that make you a bigot for your “progressive “remarks? Hypocrite! I am having such a wonderful time laughing at your comments. In fact I think I shall turn you into a meme.

      • Darlene Welch Williams

        You didn’t answer the questions that were asked of you. Please…give a response as to why you are defending this idiot for scaring the crap out of kids at a ballpark. There was no need for him being there shoving his right to carry his pacifier and tell everyone there was nothing that they could do about it. He was there to cause trouble. And he knew he could do it and get away with it. Next time he may not be so lucky. He may encounter another screwball that will be carrying his pacifier and shoot his ass.

      • Kevin Lindow

        As an NRA certified firearms instructor who trains permit to carry students of all shapes, sizes and political affiliations I can tell you, if I had a student attend my class and asked me if it was “OK” to hang out in parking lots and intimidate fellow citizens with his gun, I’d tell him he was an asshole. If he was to be simply sitting in the park, not bothering anyone and a ‘gun-fearing’ patron reported him, we’d be having a different discussion.

      • auntielib

        There was no report of him either bothering anyone nor of him intimidating anyone, so your “NRA certified firearms instructor” comment is irrelevant in this instance, I’d say, Kevin.
        Perhaps it would make more sense for you to discuss THIS event, not a hypothetical one? Just a suggestion, Kevin.

      • Glenn Simpson

        How are 22 911 calls not indications he was intimidating people?

      • auntielib

        Simple – the police stated he wasn’t threatening anyone.
        All it indicates is that 22 bedwetting phobic Progressives were “intimidated” by someone who was fully obeying the law.

      • Glenn Simpson

        Funny you call people who don’t feel like they need to carry guns around with them all the time “bedwetters” – sounds like the opposite is true.

      • CiCi Galad

        Interesting how you Regressives have the need to tote a gun and stand your ground because you ‘feel’ threatened all the time in life, but apparently nobody else has the right to ‘feel’ threatened by your behavior because ‘hey! I have the right to show off this gun to have some pathetic sense of power and as a safety blankey.’ Who’s the real bed wetter here?

      • toby

        And yes, I’m calling you names, if you missed it. And they seem pretty damn accurate.

      • Sandy Greer

        Not true. He ‘bothered’ folks enough to stop a children’s ball game dead in its tracks. And caused a scared little boy to ask:

        “Mommy, did that man want to kill me?”

        ^^^HOURS later, he asked his mother that.

        He ‘intimidated’ children. A grown man intimidated kids; parents were concerned enough about a loose cannon, they stopped their children’s game.

        And you defend that? Just SMH

      • auntielib

        ” He ‘bothered’ folks enough to stop a children’s ball game dead in its tracks.”
        —–
        Not true. He didn’t stop a ball game. Some bed-wetting gun-phobic Progressives stopped the ball game.

        As for the gun-phobic little boy you mentioned, it was undoubtedly his gun-phobic Progressive parents who taught that poor little boy to have that irrational fear.

      • Sandy Greer

        What makes you think them ‘gun-phobic’ and Progressive? Georgia is a ‘red’ state. Even a paid troll, w/23,000+ posts to his name – well on the way to his 25K bonus check – should know that.

        No. They weren’t ‘gun-phobic’ – and they weren’t Progressives.

        They were responsible gun owners – worried they’d be hit by shrapnel from the fallout of a loose cannon – which that man is: A loose cannon.

        You’re here to stir folks up against us responsible gun owners. You’re doing a damn good job at irritating folks, and probably – having a real good time.

        But we responsible gun owners see you for what you are – and you’re not on our side. No matter WHAT your politics, or what your avatar – you are NOT on our side.

      • auntielib

        At least you and I have one thing in common then, Sandy. We’re both responsible gun owners.

      • Sandy Greer

        No. We do NOT have that in common.

        Every gun owner I know – all of them ‘responsible’ – would be appalled at what that man did.

        Showing off – scaring kids. Giving us a bad name.

        But you defend him; antagonize folks; act as provocateur.

        You and I have NOTHING in common. ESPECIALLY not responsible gun ownership.

      • Kevin Lindow

        “He’s just walking around [saying] ‘See my gun? Look, I got a gun and there’s nothing you can do about it.’ He knew he was frightening people. He knew exactly what he was doing,” said parent Karen Rabb.

        witness accounts and 22 phone calls all but confirmed that account. yes he wasn’t being threatening, but he was being an asshole. At no time did I say he was outside of his rights, I was saying he was being an asshole….two different things.
        My instructor certification is relevant because I teach my students to not be assholes with their firearms.

      • Guest

        I will decide if my child is to see a firearm not some random lunatic cruising a parking lot!

      • Darlene Welch Williams

        If he wasn’t bothering anyone..there would not have been 22 calls to 911!!

      • toby

        You are such a whiny hypocrite! “Boo hoooo “progeessives” are name calling because I can’t come up with an intelligent, legitimate argument! Waaaaaaaah!” I would have thought the conservative party was strong and could take a hit on the chin. Go wipe your nose, ya big ol baby. When you are ready to join the rest of the world, drop your toy trucks and plastic guns and join us. – PROUD AND RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNER.

      • granny

        What is your deal with bedwetting and Progressives? Let’s hear some adult discourse out of you, without the vitriol and hatred.

    • surfjac

      He would have acted well within his rights if someone with a rational and sane mind thought he was brandishing the weapon at the children with intent to hurt or kill them (why would anyone think differently?) and pulled out another gun and shot him dead.

      • auntielib

        Nope. The police said the man wasn’t threatening anyone. So if some “rational and sane” Progressive had shot him the police would have arrested the Progressive, not the gun owner that the 22 bedwetter Progressive parents who had called the police to complain and whine about.

      • Keith

        I’ll bet you were a childhood “bedwetter” since you seem so obsessed with that action and word. Hmmmm????? Lol!

      • Cathryn Sykes

        Yep, Keith, I notice that these guy always have a thing about bed-wetting.

      • surfjac

        Irrelevant

      • Sandy Greer

        What makes you think those 22 calls were from Progressives?

        Could have been some ‘responsible’ gun owners in there – afraid they’d be tarnished by the actions of a loose cannon.

        Bedwetter or not – the man was a loose cannon. And you defend him. You think it’s OK, what he did.

        Why is that, I wonder? I know plenty of gun owners would be appalled at his behavior: It gives the rest of us a bad name.

        Why are you OK with it?

      • BigTBone

        22 complaints. 1 azzhole.

        Now there’s 2 azzholes. FOAD, loser troll.

  • Many of the people there felt terrorized, therefore isn’t he committing terrorist actions? (In a general sense of the word not necessarily the legal sense.)

    • auntielib

      Do Progressives “feel terrorized” when they see a government agent with a gun strapped to his hip, or do they only “feel terrorized” when they see a plain ol’ American citizen with a gun strapped to his hip?

      • Pipercat

        False equivalency and dilemma. Add one more fallacy and you’ll get the hat trick.

      • DadAltman

        That went waaay over Christooper’s head. Dumb it down will ya.

      • Pipercat

        Actually, this was in response to Ducky….

      • Phil Keast

        Has that plain ol’ American citizen completed courses on gun safety, proper cleaning, care, and respect for a deadly weapon? Anyone employed by the government to carry a gun has been trained in its safe use, and will suffer censure, if not getting fired, for brandishing a weapon in circumstances where deadly force is not required.

        This idiot doesn’t need training to buy a gun, doesn’t have any restrictions on how and when he uses his gun (hell, to some gun-loving paranoids anyone who objects to their brandishing a gun is a threat and hence a legitimate target).

        Of course I trust government agents with guns, they are trained in their use, and when and how such use is justified. Good ol’ boys with there toys frighten me because they seem to have no concept of what constitutes safe and responsible gun usage.

      • Pipercat

        What gets lost here in all of this excitement, is the law does have statutes regarding maintaining the peace and nuisance laws. Sounds to me, the local constabulary should have at least questioned the guy and maintained a presence to well, keep the peace.

      • auntielib

        The police said he wasn’t threatening anyone.
        End of story.

      • Pipercat

        I guess, you were there, yes?

      • auntielib

        No, I wasn’t there.
        But unlike you apparently, I actually read the article above, Pipercat. Or are you calling Allen Clifton a liar?

      • Pipercat

        Well, since I did read the article and my comment was to Phil in regards to his, let me point this out:

        Nuisance and peace laws do not require the presence of a threat. With 22 calls from the citizens in the park, a fair conclusion would be this person was carrying on in a fashion that could be consistent with those types of statutes.

      • auntielib

        Or, another fair conclusion might simply be that there were 22 pantswetting Progressives in the park, since the man wasn’t threatening anyone at all, according to the police.

      • poliltimmy

        Or maybe just 22 parents that did not want their children around a person showing off a gun.

      • auntielib

        Too bad. What those intolerant parents “want” and what they are entitled to GET in a free and open society are two entirely separate things, you see. There are undoubtedly people who don’t want their children to be around homosexuals either, but that doesn’t mean those people are justified in calling the police every time they spot a suspected homosexual in the park.

      • poliltimmy

        This lib would have taken it from him, just like I did once before. It was fun watching him beg for his toy back.

      • auntielib

        So your proposal is to steal from a person, if you don’t like what that person is doing? How “progressive” of you….

      • poliltimmy

        Did I say I stole it? He pulled it in a fist fight he started and was losing. I saved a life and boatloads of tax dollars because no one went to jail.

      • auntielib

        Yes, you said “This lib would have taken it from him.”

      • poliltimmy

        So stopping a shooting is the same as theft. Congratulations, you just proved you are incapable of critical thought processes.

      • auntielib

        Uh, don’t look now, but there was no shooting in this story, timmy.

      • poliltimmy

        Look, you are being difficult, just to be so. We were discussing my taking of a gun. Please try to keep up.

      • auntielib

        So why did you swerve from saying you would steal the man’s gun to “stopping a shooting”, timmy?
        Can’t you even keep track of your own comments??

      • poliltimmy

        I never used the word ‘steal’ you did.

      • auntielib

        You said, “This lib would have taken it from him”.
        That’s stealing, timmy.
        Try again.

      • poliltimmy

        So I should have just cowardly stood by and watched someone get killed. Is that your vision for America?

      • auntielib

        My vision for America is a “Progressive-free America”, actually.

      • poliltimmy

        Funny how you never answer the subject of a debate. So you would have cowardly stood by, am I right? And that is how you want it to be. Got it.

      • CiCi Galad

        If only you were tbere when old georgie zimmerman was losing his fight, to a kid. =p

      • Keith

        Lol. Once again you prove just what an absolute nut case you are. I suppose you think gay men are all pedophiles??!! You just keep proving your ignorance with every new comment you put on here. I bet you won the award for most words per minute in your high school typing class back in the 60’s. Gee, thank you for the comical experience I have had while reading your replies. Don’t shoot yourself while cleaning those guns of your’s. Who would provide us such comic relief then?

      • CiCi Galad

        Troll tactic right there, bring up a false analogy. Smh

      • Pipercat

        Irrelevant and a pivot. Take your own advice and read the article. I reiterate, no threat is necessary to be a nuisance.

      • auntielib

        Well, I personally consider many Progressives to be a public nuisance also, since they typically call people names and verbally bully others, but that doesn’t mean I telephone the police every time I encounter one of those annoying and low-IQ critters, you see.

      • Pipercat

        Straw man and again a pivot. A nuisance can be someone playing loud music disturbing the peace or exhibition of speed in a parking lot. This individual was deliberately there as a berzerker. His intention was to illicit a response. Fine, whatever dude; you’ll reap what you sow. My issue is with the local constabulary for not addressing the issue for everybody involved. The man was disturbing the peace.

      • toby

        Pantswetting?So you would be ok with someone waving a gun in your face with your child in tow? Shouldn’t owning a gun be your own business? Obviously, he has no business owning a gun, if he has no problem brandishing it around a little league game.

      • auntielib

        Even the Progressive author of the rant above – Allen Clifton – said nothing about a gun being “waved in the face” of children.
        So your phobia is unwarranted in this instance, toby.

      • surfjac

        No, he was acting like a douchebag, an idiot, a blowhard, a fucking terrorist, a zealot, a fanatic, a moron, a petulant child. He’s lucky he lives in Georgia I suppose but even luckier somebody didn’t put a bullet in him for menacing the children.

      • auntielib

        Since he wasn’t “menacing the children”, your comment is irrelevant.

      • CiCi Galad

        So, if not trying to threaten and intimidate others, what was he doing then? Enlighten us with your wisdom… Willing to bet you have not a good answer for that or will post something evasive and try to change the subject. Obvious troll is obvious. You do know you’re just making it easier to make points against this guys behavior with your trolling tactics, so thanks. =)

      • auntielib

        Notice how you have no idea whatsoever as to what gun safety courses the fellow has completed? Yet, in typical Progressive fashion, you are quick to call him names, such as “idiot”.
        Such are the debating “skills” of Progressives like you, eh Phil?

      • toby

        Do you know what courses he has completed? and does that make it acceptable to harrass people at a park? I dont wave my gun in people’s faces; and that’s just common sense. Now, google the word “harrassment”before you answer.

      • poliltimmy

        He can Google until the cows come home and unless it fits his preconceived ideas, but he will not be able to understand it.

      • toby

        Such is the nature of some people. They shouldn’t be taken seriously. Bet he wont be singing the same tune when it happens to his family.

      • Phil Keast

        Firstly I said that there was no requirement for a private citizen to have training to own and carry a gun, whereas all government officers who carry firearms as part of their work duties must undergo training.

        To reprise, again, what I said is i know that government employees must have gun safety training. I have no idea if this guy did. So, yeah, I trust government officers with guns more than private citizens with guns. This individual may have had training, but if so he failed since waving around a gun at a kids sports meet doesn’t constitute safe handling of a firearm.

        If you are going to debate, debate the statements made, not what you think I said.

      • Sandy Greer

        Look at his post count: 23K + (and counting) Gotta be a paid troll. So don’t count on a ‘fair’ debate. Just saying.

        He’s here to obfuscate.

      • Adam Smith

        If the goverment agent is running round showing off his gun in a park full of families and bragging there’s nothing you can do about it, yes. And seeing as how you can’t grasp the concept of context, I’d say you’re as stupid as the the guy with the gun is.

      • auntielib

        I see government agents do that all they time. They waddle out of their squad car and there it is – a Glock, strapped to their hip.
        Or they drive up to some rancher’s house, climb out of their BLM Bronco, and they’ve got a handgun strapped on their hip.
        —–
        As per usual, a Progressive like you can’t make your point without calling others “stupid” or some other juvenile name, eh Adam?

      • poliltimmy

        Didn’t you mean drive up to a criminals house?

      • toby

        The point you just made : strapped to thier hip. Not waving around in multiple children’s faces.

      • surfjac

        That LEO brandishing his weapon is just as stupid. I can understand why some might do it considering the world they live in as it were but for the most part, the citizenry of the nation, especially its children, aren’t an existential threat to law enforcement and don’t require a reminder that a LEO can draw and fire that weapon.

      • surfjac

        Yes but when one does, you seem not to be able to respond in any meaningful way…why is that?
        There are paid trolls out there; are you one?

      • Hunterlover

        Not the sharpest tool in the shed are ya? If you can’t tell the difference between a guy showing off his gun to parents and children like its a new toy (or his replacement dick) and a cop whose gun is part of their uniform, there isn’t much hope for you.

      • auntielib

        Aside from the usual Progressive namecalling and verbal bullying, do you have ANYTHING of worth to say, Hunterlover??

      • Hunterlover

        What? Still don’t understand?

      • toby

        You sir,are quite the hypocrite. How about you stop flinging around the word “progressive” when you accuse people of name calling and bullying? Most people with a brain would question your mental capacity for defending a man who behaved in such a manor. Calling concerned parents pantswetters? Hm.

      • auntielib

        Obviously the police totally disagree with the bedwetter Progressive parents who said they were “threatened”, toby.

      • toby

        You don’t know if they disagreed or not. They could have disagreed and still did thier jobs.

      • auntielib

        Even the Progressive author of the rant – Clifton – admits that the police informed the bedwetter Progressive parents that the man had not threatened ANYONE.
        Might be a good idea for you Progressives to READ the articles before replying to them, toby.

      • toby

        Maybe you should thoroughly re read my comment. The cops can disagree until the cows come home but thier jobs are to uphold the law. Did you forget that cops have familes too? I would bet that many of the cops involves wanted to arrest that idiot (GASP! name calling!) and get him off the streets.

      • poliltimmy

        Just because the level of intimidation did not warrant a crime, does not mean people did not feel threatened.

      • surfjac

        Apparently you don’t either, so please either put up or shut up.

      • honda97

        So you seem bent on calling people names not knowing whether in most cases they’re smarter than you. The name calling started when you seemed to be hell bent on defending this idiot. FYI the cops don’t always get in right.

      • CiCi Galad

        Oh the irony of you defending a real bully, while ‘feeling’ a few comments on the internet is verbal bullying. One giant parody of yourself. x’D

      • CiCi Galad

        Because the government agent is doing their job, while another is just some idiot with a pathetic sense of power trying to assert his dominance and essential make others feel powerless at a child’s sporting event.

  • Mike_Martinez

    People need to learn how to shame fools like this without being an ass hat like him. SO he;s showing off his big shiny gun, then its OK to ask him, “When dd your penis fall off or did you have it removed?” Then he will most likely take his fake penis out and wave it around at you. You snap some pictures of him being threatening and call the police. They will arrest him and take away his permit for carrying or owning a gun. Sure it takes some time but in the long run, picking off the gun crazies one at a time is our best defense against that kind of offense.

    • auntielib

      Here’s how Progressives think they make their point – they pepper their rants with juvenile namecalling and phrases like the following:

      “fools”
      “ass hat”
      “big shiny gun”
      “your penis”
      “being threatening” (even though the police said he wasn’t)
      “gun crazies”

      How impressive of the Progressives to talk like that….

      • Keith

        “Your tiny penis”,…………………….. I’d bet that one really gets under your skin.

      • Luke

        It’s tremendously disingenuous to cry about name calling as if it doesn’t go both ways. Gun advocates are very prone to treat liberals as sissies and idiots who don’t understand the “real world”.

        Rise above it and debate with facts.

        The fact is that if someone is walking around a parking lot with a gun, telling people that they can’t stop him… That is threatening. There is no other rational explanation. The person doing it was trying to intimidate those around him.

        The reality of the situation is that behavior like that is needless and dangerous. It’s inviting the possibility that people and possibly children lose their lives over nothing.

      • auntielib

        “The fact is that if someone is walking around a parking lot with a gun, telling people that they can’t stop him… That is threatening.”
        —-
        The police totally disagree with you, Luke, according to the article.

      • Luke

        I realize that the police disagree with my assessment.

        I also realize that the police statement is 100% covering their asses, as the alternative is that they publicly admit that they had panicked and terrorized citizens, for whom they did NOTHING. Protect and serve, eh?

        I also assert that their determination that he was not threatening anyone despite TWENTY TWO calls to the police is borderline dereliction of duty.

        But, no matter, soon enough, these situations will end in tragedy. Mothers, children, innocents bystanders…

        But hey, at least we all get to have guns, right? Yee-haw!!

      • Mike_Martinez

        And to try to prove your manhood you feel the need to comment on it. That’s kind of sweet “auntie” but the only men I know who call themselves “auntie” are total bottoms. I can see where you need to carry a gun. Someone who has no manhood always needs a weapon handy since he has none of his own.

      • CiCi Galad

        And calling people bedwetters is auntiejuvenile, riiiight.

  • LibbyJax

    This guy was a moron. It really doesn’t matter. We only have a couple more election cycles before the Republican vote becomes completely irrelevant. It is at that point where I worry about the repercussions. Once a person or belief system become irrelevant, the only response they are left with is violence. They can’t win votes because their ideas are outdated.

    • auntielib

      Says the poster whose political party lost the House, and whose party now stands poised to lose the Senate also…

      • Keith

        You keep watching those Fox News stories. You know they were predicting Mitt Romney would win, and look where that got them. Obama slam dunks with another win!!!

      • auntielib

        You’re the one who mentions Fox News, not me.
        Do you think if you say “Fox News” often enough that it will make you sound intelligent or something, Keith??

      • Keith

        I know that “Obama slam dunks with another win” really got to ya. Just like the tiny penis one. Lol! You take yourself much too seriously auntie.

      • honda97

        How is your comment relevant?

  • David Nunez

    The problem with laws that permit the carrying of guns anywhere is that American people are the most disrespectful people in the world. No one here was raised to think about others and respects others and their safety. In Switzerland males grow up knowing one day they will be trained to use a firearm and are taught how to respect people in their community enough not to scare the hell out of them with their firearm. The problem in America is not guns, knives, hammers, or toe nail clippers, it is the ignorant fucking assholes who simply don’t respect people or society at all. We need to fix our people.

    • auntielib

      “American people are the most disrespectful people in the world”
      —–
      I agree, at least SOME of the American people. Consider, for example, how Progressives in this very thread think they make their point – they pepper their rants with juvenile namecalling and phrases like the following:

      “fools”
      “ass hat”
      “big shiny gun”
      “your penis”
      “being threatening” (even though the police said he wasn’t)
      “gun crazies”

      • Luke

        This, from the person who has thrown out “bedwetter” several times in this thread alone.

        I guess you can add “hypocrite” to the things you get called. And no, I’m not calling you a large African animal. It’s something much, much worse. Look it up.

      • auntielib

        Yes. For 22 Progressive parents to telephone the police when they were NOT being threatened by anyone, that indeed does qualify those 22 Progressives to be sissy bedwetters, yes.

      • Luke

        So it’s ok for you to call names, just not anyone else, because you have very sensitive feelings.

        That’s where we’ve arrived. I’m sorry, I’m slow to pick up on things, I just want to be sure I understand the rules.

      • honda97

        How is your comment relevant to this article?

      • auntielib

        It’s relevant to how Progressives typically “debate”, that’s all.
        They can’t identify ANYTHING that the gun owner did that was wrong, but they don’t LIKE what he did, so they act like little Progressive children and call him names.

      • Nikk

        You’re a prick, plain and simple. Your just trolling on this site because it doesn’t agree with your political beliefs. Get a hobby, seriously, is this what you do with your free time?

  • Tom

    Please, Please read this entire post, if you wish to gather some ACTUAL insight into how a responsible gun owner/carrier thinks. FYI… The guy in the article that was posted is NOT acting responsibly.

    I carry FREQUENTLY, because I am required to be in seedy places and carry sums of money and expensive equipment. I HIDE THAT DAMN THING ENTIRELY. It NEVER comes out of my pocket. A responsible gun owner and carrier does NOT flaunt it. I would rather not have people KNOW that I even carry. That is a good way to start un-needed drama (police, concerned citizens, etc….) Causing drama is NOT a responsible armed citizen’s idea of a fun time.

    The statement that “police/government agents are not scary when they carry guns, but, citizens are scary” is BS. EVERYONE IS HUMAN! Humans are scary, unpredictable, short-tempered animals. Being behind a badge does NOT make you super human.

    If you believe that the world is going back to being a 1950’s American Sitcom, you need to wake up. The world is getting more and more violent every day and NOTHING will change that. It would be nice….I wish world peace was an option. I would gladly give up a gun for assured world peace and no violence. Unfortunately, this is insanely unrealistic.

    Before anybody jumps down people’s throats for carrying, ask yourself, “who is going to be there first in a incident.” If you are an innocent bystander in a robbery or other altercation that requires force, are you going to tell the assailant to WAIT UNTIL THE POLICE GET HERE BEFORE YOU HURT US! It doesn’t work that way. If you are carrying, you could potentially save someone’s child from being killed in a violent situation, without even firing a shot.

    That being said, I am not on some superiority complex, or think that I am COOL because I carry, I just want to know that if I am involved in a violent action against me, that I have a back up plan…for the same reason I wear a seat belt and carry car insurance. As a responsible carrier, I PRAY to never have to draw my weapon for any reason, except at the range. Every gun carrying acquaintance that I have SAYS THE SAME THING “I hope to never use this thing”

    Please, don’t lump the guy in this article (if he even exists, he might be an anti-gunner just trying to cause a ruckus) into the category of all carriers.

    Thank you.

    • auntielib

      Would you then also have the government agents (police, BLM agents, etc.) “hide the damn thing entirely”?
      Or is this another case of “it’s OK for the government to do it, but not the people”, as so many Progressives seem to think?

      • Tom

        Whether or not you “hide the damn thing entirely” doesn’t make anyone more or less qualified to carry the gun. Also, carrying open still doesn’t mean that you need to flaunt it or mention that it is even there. I exercise my right to carry concealed because I have my permit to do so. It is definitely my choice to hide it completely for my own reasons, and that might not be how everyone chooses to carry. What the guy in the article did was indicate that the gun was the only thing on his mind, and that he NEEDED to prove it was there. If I were to carry open, and someone were to make mention of it, my response would be “Yeah, It’s a gun. Yeah, It’s loaded, Yeah, It’s going to stay right where it’s at. End of story.”

      • auntielib

        “Whether or not you “hide the damn thing entirely” doesn’t make anyone more or less qualified to carry the gun.”
        —–
        I agree, which is why the guy in this story did nothing wrong. As the police pointed out, to the hysterical Progressives who shut down the ball game just because a person was (gasp!) legally wearing a gun on his hip.

      • auntielib

        “What the guy in the article did was indicate that the gun was the only thing on his mind”
        —–
        Tom, have you noticed how progressives always end up looking stupid when they pretend to be mind readers?

      • honda97

        is your comment relevent to this article? No!

    • Luke

      The only problem is that most statistics point to violent crime going down, not up. So your assessment that the world is becoming an increasingly more dangerous place is kind of incorrect.

      That’s not to say we aren’t trying to stack the deck in favor of making it dangerous. Observe the following:
      1- News agencies, in an effort to keep ratings, focus on violent crime because it gets ratings. Unfortunately, it also creates the perception that crime is exceedingly common and that the world is more dangerous than it really is.
      2- Gun sales have gone up significantly over the recent years. Mostly because of the dramatization of crime (even though there is less of it) and the constant pushing of the fallacy that somehow the government is going to come and take all the guns.
      3- The laws have been rewritten so that now we can shoot each other and as long as we can make up a story afterwards that we were scared or something, it’s all good.

      All that said, if all carriers were like you, then we wouldn’t have a problem. Unfortunately, we have to legislate for the least of us, not the best.

      • Tom

        Perfectly said. Couldn’t agree with you more. Violence in the news is definitely sensationalized. It absolutely makes the problem appear worse than it really is. Too bad we can’t fight for anti-fox/cnn/msnbc/internet troll laws! That would make far more of an impact on the entire world than some US gun laws. While some people believe the the second amendment is the problem, it’s actually the first amendment. People’s voices have too far of a reach these days, and their agenda can be broadcasted everywhere. (Mine included, since I am posting my opinion.) Thanks for your kind words, Luke.

  • ltneid

    This is what happens when the number of bullets in your gun is higher than your IQ.

    • auntielib

      Or what happens when you’ve got 22 bedwetting Progressives in a park who can’t tolerate the idea of a person carrying a gun in the open.
      So much for Progressives and their claim that they like to “celebrate diversity”.

      • ltneid

        You must have a single shot.

      • poliltimmy

        Why do you belittle people?

      • auntielib

        I belittle Progressives who, like bedwetting little children, call the police when they *imagine* they are “threatened” by someone when in reality (according to the police) they had not been threatened whatsoever, yes.

      • poliltimmy

        So people deserve a personal attack, because you disagree with their comfort level?

      • ltneid

        When your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

      • auntielib

        “So people deserve a personal attack, because you disagree with their comfort level?”
        —–
        When those phobic Progressives and their wacko leftist “comfort levels” start wasting the time of the taxpayer-funded police, you bet they do, timmy.

      • poliltimmy

        Yet you find others ‘descriptions’ offensive. There is a name for that.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        I think if you check with any police officers, you’ll find most of them on our side. Paranoid nut cases packing heat are NOT their favorite people.

      • auntielib

        I think you dream a lot, Cathryn.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        No shit. Cops hate domestic calls.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        What the hell ARE you talking about? Or is this just psychotic ranting.

      • toby

        Hypocrit!

      • honda97

        How is your comment relevent to this article?

      • Phil Keast

        As opposed to those who believe that when they feel threatened they have the right to shoot the person who is the perceived threat? Even when the “threat” does not even know that the threatened person is even there, let alone acting in a manner that constitutes a credible threat to the well being and life of the person who perceives the threat. Threat is entirely in the mind of the person feeling threatened. The person who calls the police when feeling threatened rather than pulling out a gun and shooting is, in my mind, the more responsible. If that makes me someone who do not respect or like, that’s fine, from what I’ve seen of your writings, the feeling is mutual.

      • auntielib

        “Threat is entirely in the mind of the person feeling threatened. The person who calls the police when feeling threatened rather than pulling out a gun and shooting is, in my mind, the more responsible.”
        —-
        Fine, you support the idea of people calling the police when they spot a homosexual near their children and feel threatened by that homo. Duly noted. As you say, threat is “entirely in the mind of the person feeling threatened.”

      • Phil Keast

        I fail to see how the presence of a Homosexual presents a threat to the safety of an individual. A threat to their bigotry and ignorance, but hardly a threat to their safety.

      • auntielib

        “I fail to see how the presence of a Homosexual presents a threat to the safety of an individual.”
        —–

        Doesn’t matter that you fail to see it, Phil. According to you, “Threat is entirely in the mind of the person feeling threatened.”, remember? Or don’t you Progressives even keep track of what you yourselves say??

      • Phil Keast

        Threat refers to the perception that one is in physical danger. That is what would pass the “reasonable man” test in court, to claim that you were “threatened” by a homosexual in the partk would be laughed out of court. If you were stupid enough to shoot said homosexual under the Stand Your Ground laws, you’d be charged with murder. And how do you know that their was a homosexual in the park? Have you some special magical ability to tell someone’s sexual identity?

        But then you aren’t interested in this discussion, you are merely parroting off bullshit to support your NRA sponsors.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        You really need to understand the difference between a homosexual and a pedophile.

      • auntielib

        “You really need to understand the difference between a homosexual and a pedophile.”
        —–
        Nope. According to progressives such as Phil Keast, “Threat is entirely in the mind of the person feeling threatened.”

      • Cathryn Sykes

        You know, trolls have such a fascination with bodily functions. They always sound like five year olds to me. I had a thread exchange with one a while back who’d entire argument in favor of his position seemed to be “I wear big boy pants. Libtards wear pampers.” Did he have any facts to support his position? “I wear big boy pants, do you?” Could he cite any sources? “I wear big boy pants.” Are they all stuck in a semi-toddler’s mentality? Were they all punished too harshly for messing themselves when they were kids?

      • ShelleysLeg

        They weren’t potty trained effectively….which is they always seem proud of the bottom of their panties, although I have never understood WHY?

      • granny

        Oh, you mean like George Zimmerman who called the police, was told to stand down, but instead deliberately went to kill a young man.

      • auntielib

        George Zimmerman wasn’t told to “stand down”, so your post is nonsense.
        As per usual with you Progressives.

      • Sean Jackson

        That’s rich, the whole reason youant to carry guns is to fight off imaginary enemies.

      • auntielib

        Apparently Barak Obama wants to fight off “imaginary enemies” too, since he wants all his Secret Service detail guys to carry guns, eh Sean?

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        What progressives do you know calling cops about “perceived” threats?

      • ShelleysLeg

        LOL…”hello Police Station? This is Shelley. What? Why do you need to know my political bent before I can talk to a law officer? Oh, okay, yes, well I am a Progressive. I want to commend you on your fine job of defending all those RWNJ’s who called in fearful because a guy was showing his big ‘gun’ to Little League players.”

        Poor poor dic kl ess aunti whatever.

      • Luke

        Likely because it is a paid troll.

        More likely because it is an unpaid troll.

      • Luke

        TWEET – Penalty on “auntilib”! Namecalling.

        Can’t do it and cry about it. One or the other Buck-o.

      • BigTBone

        I don’t want you inbred phuqs anywhere near my kid while you have a gun in your hand. I’d assume you’re a threat if you’re brandishing a weapon openly in an environment that is supposed to be safe.

        Hopefully, you’d be pumped full of holes like a piece of swiss.

      • auntielib

        What an ignorant comment by you, BoneHead.

        Nobody was shot, and the only thing that was dangerous at that ball field was that unfortunately a bunch of those kids are currently stuck with gun-phobic Progressive parents. That’s dangerous, because Progressives are ignorant concerning both firearms and the Constitution.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        Since you are such a constitutional scholar, perhaps you can explain to me the meaning of the words, “Well-regulated militia” in the first sentence of that amendment. A guy wandering around flashing his gun does not strike me as being part of a well-regulated militia. (He’d probably be flashing something else if it wasn’t so tiny.)

      • auntielib

        “Since you are such a constitutional scholar, perhaps you can explain to me the meaning of the words, “Well-regulated militia””
        ——-
        Or, alternatively Cathryn, I could simply refer you to the Supreme Court ruling, which is that the Second Amendment refers to INDIVIDUAL gun ownership.

        You lose.

        You actually lost the argument quite some time ago, but weren’t aware of it, since you haven’t bothered to keep up with the Supreme Court ruling. It’s settled law, and there’s nothing you Progressives can do about it.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        We don’t celebrate the kind of diversity that gets people killed. You, on the other hand, obviously do.

      • Rene Wirtz

        No liberals in that particular park. Forsyth county is one of the reddest counties in the nation. Try justifying your ridiculously small dick again 🙂

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Celebrating diversity? You really need to go back on your meds. Carrying a gun and terrorizing people has nothing to do with racial or any other kind of diversity. Nice reach, but wrong.

      • auntielib

        Yet he didn’t “terrorize” anyone.
        Nice try Prog, but stupid.

      • Jesse

        You’re standing up for the guy who was flashing and flaunting his gun at a little league game? Wow…

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      OUCH!

  • DH405

    If he’s going out of his way to bring attention to the firearm, that could possibly be interpreted as brandishing. Depends on the state law.

  • jim

    First off yes they guy is a dumb ass for doing that not supposed to flash it. It should be consealed. But no TV is is not what republicans want at all we just want to be able to carry a weapon and not have our rights taken away because of stupid people. But if yall wanna take rights away then let’s do it all if they say we can’t have guns than let’s say we can’t have kids or alcohol and u have to buy a certain kind of car. Taking guns away from law abiding citizens only gives criminals more freedom. It takes 12 minutes for 911 to respond it only takes 2 seconds for a chl holder to draw his weapon. So if u wanna really take away people’s right to carry put a sign around your head saying how u feel and hopefully u get robbed and a chl holder won’t help your stupid ass

  • Guest

    He had no children in the game? He is simply at the park were there are children? I would would have been in fear for my life and shot him. How are we to tell the good guy from the bad? You can’t.

    You allowed your state to vote this bill in. Now vote out every member that signed it into law. Period.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Unfortunately, if you talk to a true gun nut on this, their reply will be to get a gun yourself so you can defend yourself.

  • FD Brian

    The guy must have been white otherwise he would have been shot.

  • Tspoonhunter

    This guy is pretty much a one off. Did he remove the gun from the holster? I think not or the article would have said so and he WOULD have been charged with “Brandishing” a weapon. Agreed he is a nut case. But most people I know (at least 99%) that own and/or carry a gun (with permit) are responsible gun owners and only carry for self defense. An acquaintance’s of mines cousin usually carried his legal weapon for self protection (in Detroit) The very first time he did NOT have it with him he was held up by some street thugs and stabbed to death for a lousy $120. Had he had his gun with him they would have probably ran away in fear for THEIR Lives. They obviously had no concern for his life. He had already given them the money when one of them called him a pathetic “Cracker” and stabbed him in the heart. I know that accidents happen but for the most part the saying “Guns don’t kill people, Crazy “PEOPLE” with guns, or any other deadly weapon kill people. Is true. I owned guns most of my life and never once tried to kill someone.

  • Erma

    Small minded bully.

    • auntielib

      Small minded bed-wetting Progressives.

  • Shari D

    Only a mentally-deficient bully with delusions of grandeur would choose a children’s sporting competition to make such a pathetic display of his new “toy.” Apparently he didn’t feel choosing an adults-only establishment, venue or event would satisfy his obvious need to threaten others with his “I am tougher than you are because I carry a gun” mentality. In such a situation, without the need to protect small children, the adults present would have taken it from him and stuffed it where the sun don’t shine, and he knows it, or he would not have picked a place full of children in which to make his pathetic display. No responsible, educated gun owner would ever make such an action, and that kind of behavior was condemned in the original story the first link above takes you. Just because the police did not feel he was a threat doesn’t make them right. Sometimes they are wrong. And this is not the last we will be hearing about this individual ~ and it will be tragic results involving a gun.

    • auntielib

      “And this is not the last we will be hearing about this individual ~ and it will be tragic results involving a gun.”
      —–
      Gee, thank you so much for your Prophetic Utterance.

      Did you also correctly prophesy the massive defeat the Democrats suffered in the 2010 midterms? Just wondering…

  • Diane Henry

    Maybe in that situation there is not much to do in the immediate future but, in the distant future you can vote and be politically act accordingly to encourage people to vote in a common sense way. There are things that can be done…. It is about being smart.

  • Alexander Donovan

    I wonder if they let you carry a gun into a courtroom or a police station in Georgia? After all, if it’s safe to carry to a little league game, it should be safe to carry into the courthouse too. And how about the governor’s mansion and the statehouse?

  • Tim

    I agree with several people on here that he was a jerk for doing this. However, who are the police to determine whether he is threatening people? It it MY choice and ONLY MY choice to feel threatened. NOT the police. Also the police usually do not get to the scene of an reported potential incident. they get there after the fact. My brother-in-law is a mass state trooper and he even tells me we can only get places so fast, and as much as we want to stop crimes and diffuse situations we usually get there at the tail end or after the fact. However, seeing that there were 22 9-1-1 calls reporting just this man alone, to me that is disturbing the peace and that is usually some sort of offense whether it is a arrest able offense or not varies by state, but to me the police should have at least drove down there and told the guy to leave.

    • Phil Keast

      I know, Australian law, blah, blah blah.

      When doing my Security Officer training it was pointed out that “assault” is in the mind of the person being assaulted. If a person feels threatened, then legally that constitutes Assault (threatening a person, as opposed to battery which is actual bodily harm). In this case, if people felt threatened by this fool, then they were threatened by this fool, since what constitutes a threat is whether a person feels threatened. I find the fact that this gun brandishing moron was not, at the very least, taken into custody incomprehensible. But I suspect this is another one of those quirks of Australian law that actively discourages and prosecutes dickheads if the actions of that dickhead are deemed unacceptable.

  • Quinn Stilletto

    The republican part has been loosing ground throughout many classically red states for the past several years. The sole purpose of the “guns everywhere” legislation is demonstrated by this choreographed incident. The idea is to get the citizens of Georgia accustomed to lunatics walking around in public with guns. The next step will be for the republicans to post armed vigilantes at polling sites on election day to pose as “observers” guarding against voter fraud. Then, one or two of them will remain separate from the group to create the impression of the “lone gunman”. Insofar as there is no law requiring anyone to produce a permit until he/she shoots someone these individuals can practice quick draw drills or even juggling if he/she wishes. The idea,here, is to intimidate voters at the polling sites so they will not stand in the predetermined long lines and remain vulnerable. This is the last ditch effort on the part of the republican party toward voter suppression. These taliban inspired tactics might work.

    • honda97

      Won’t be any intimidating voters in SC as most voting takes place at schools and even has law against brandishing a firearm.

  • Tillmann Puschka

    that’s exactly what most of those parents voted for, so i really don’t get why they’re surprised by this incident. did they really believe people would behave responsibly with firearms in the absence of reasonable laws?

    • auntielib

      What is your evidence that the man in any way whatsoever behaved irresponsibly??

  • ForceCSW

    It would be detrimental to the very foundation of this country if the second amendment were to be done away with or tied down even further by all these unconstitutional laws. Like it or not we live in a nation where people are free to express themselves, regardless of their opinions, and I am truly thankful to live in a country that is strong enough to contain all these various civil liberties.

  • Politician

    Did he threaten anyone or take the firearm out of it’s holster? This story is pretty short on details, and those details seem to change with each retelling. I have a hunch that if he was doing more than just carrying a weapon openly, the sheriff would have arrested him. The law allows carry, not threats. Feeling threatened by a law abiding citizen is not sufficient. Should he have acted in this manner? Hell no. But he did not break any laws.

    • auntielib

      The bedwetting Progs don’t trouble themselves with facts. They have already convinced themselves he was guilty of “brandishing”, even though there is no evidence whatsoever that he had done so.
      Progs are a bunch of kneejerk reactionaries, unable to think logically or rationally.

  • Jesse James.

    Seems to me those who are afraid are the gunless. Not people with guns. Who you kidding?
    I think people need to grow up and stop acting like children around this issue.

  • Jesse

    Clearly this guy is an idiot and should of been arrested for brandishing his weapon. It’s people like this that make gun owner that carry look bad. I don’t open carry but it is within my right if I want to. But if the government was to take my right to carry or even own a guy. Then what stops them to take away my other rights? And yes I can see where guns can make people uncomfortable but I’m sure that people wish someone was carrying and stood up for the people that got shot in that movie thereter shooting when they don’t allow guns. Ever notice the places that get shot all to hell are places that ban the carrying of guns!

    • auntielib

      What is your evidence that he was “brandishing” the firearm?

  • moemoe731

    I’m assuming this was a white man because a black man would have been shot dead in the first 2 minutes.

  • Filipp Mirzoev

    Not going to pretend like I have any insight into the situation but…he could possibly come across as a defiant supporter of anti gun laws. This sort of public showing could absolutely serve as a “see whats possible” act by an irate citizen. Not arguing for/against gun laws, just vocalizing noticable thoughts.

  • mike46

    And had someone came to the park and started shooting children he would have been hailed as a hero when he was the only one armed and able to stop the assailant. Unless of course you wanted to wait for 10 minutes for the police to get there.

    • auntielib

      More like 20 minutes…

    • Kristina

      That doesn’t mean he has to be a complete fucking douchebag and scare little kids with it. If you’re mature enough to own a gun, You don’t do shit like this

  • NWJohn

    Separate from his right to open carry, are there not laws in Georgia against brandishing a weapon. What he was doing is a far cry from carrying a weapon for whatever reason he wants to.

  • The Other Guy over there.

    As a general proponent of permit allowed carry, this is horrifying.
    There is an important difference between the right to carry a firearm and the right to brandish it, menace others and make a general nuisance.
    This is the opposite of responsible firearm ownership and usage.

    • auntielib

      What is the evidence that he was “brandishing” the firearm?

  • Sayne

    “If someone had shot this person after he displayed this behavior, could we really have blamed them for doing so?”

    Depends on if the shooter was white or black. White? He was standing his ground, no charges. Black? He’s a gangbanger and we should throw the book at him.

  • RockyLanding

    Congratulations, conservatives. You win.

  • Scully

    This is an ignorant article. Just as ignorant as the pompous jerk flaunting his gun. Insinuating that this guys actions is precisely the kind of world the “conservatives” wanted is like saying that “Obama Phone” lady is precisely the world Obama was wanting with his policies to help the “less fortunate” get a phone. I hate it when one side, Left or Right, over states or exaggerates their interpretation of what is going on. I don’t trust or listen to anything any of you write or say anymore. From Bill Maher to Rush Limbaugh, all a disgrace to truth and solid info. Let’s call a duck a duck, it’s neither a swan nor a mosquito… IT’S A DUCK

  • Sheldon Collins

    While we have incidents like this happening (by smug NRA Johns) regularly, we have gun violence skyrocketing!! I HIGHLY doubt anything will ever change for the better. I am registered to vote in this years midterms… Are you?

    I guarantee that 98% of these unstable gun toting douche bags will be at their local polling place this year for midterms. They will most likely be “Locked and Loaded” with their biggest Assault weapons, elevated blood alcohol levels and enough ignorance and rage caps speeches to scare away any progressive thinking human being.

    Families in my area who have been fighting for background checks and assault rifle regulations are getting threatened by loose cannons like this guy also.
    Home made signs posted around the area claim: People who vote for gun regulation, Liberal politicians, Marijuana legalization etc… will have their names and workplace posted in Tea Party flyers and web pages.

    They have made some strange passive aggressive threats about everything from: spitting in peoples food, identity theft and some carefully worded threats of violence.

    Lets put an end to these peoples power to capitalize on fear tactics and domestic terrorism against their own fellow Americans.

    Be Strong my friends!!! The power of knowledge and unity is our greatest strength and can set us free from tyranny. 🙂

  • Joe

    People need to stop being so sensitive. This man probably needs some help, but so does anyone who says he should be in jail. And when he said “there’s nothing you can do about it” you should have smirked, given a tiny nod, and retorted “nothing legal maybe,” gave him a wink and walked away. Did he follow anyone? Obviously not or he would have been arrested. Not saying he was right but every person who gave him all that grief and attention are just as wrong.

    • Sheldon Collins

      It seems like its all a big joke till a bunch of people end up dead.

      That is the point a lot of people are trying to make. Everyone thinks that California is just a bunch of Democrats and Liberals that are hypocrites, but right now their are Militias forming in the northern Cali rural areas and threatening people with violence. (I hear it is a lot bigger and a lot worse in old Confederate states)

      Maybe its stupid of me to take them seriously… they are a bunch of crazies and everyone agrees. We take down the signs that threaten local business’s and we arrest people who have openly threatened locals and threaten the president. “No biggie”

      Then BAM! A house 56.3 miles south west from my location, that was known for Tea Party gathering has a explosion… they find pipe bombs and materials for other types of bombs. Police investigate several other related places and find pipe bombs, huge gun stockpiles and people growing Ricin {Ricinus communis} plants.

      You are right tho, people are crazy! Republican Extremest, Neoconservative Zealots, Even some of the peace loving Progressive Liberals I know are bat shit crazy.

      The only sane way to combat these people, is to stay informed and try to inform others when crazy guys like this man are passively endangering our children. He has some point he wants to make by brandishing a gun around children! Its all fun and games till someone confronts him and he decides to “Stand his Ground” and a child end up dead.

      It has happened before so its not crazy for parents to be worried about it happening again.

  • Bystander

    Would you folks please ease up on the “he probably would have…” statements? Your straw man arguments are transparent and tiresome.

  • Caroline Loker Braun

    VOTE. We “bleeding hearts” need to show up at every damn election and make those voices heard. Otherwise it’s all for nothing.

  • Preacher son

    Lucky for us, maybe we are waking up to the problem. Juries are finding different individuals “guilty” for using their weapons. Let’s pray this is a trend that will pass. We must get out the vote and make the Republican Party a footnote to History.

    • Preacher son

      The trend – “gun huggers”

  • Jack Richards

    This guy needs to have the crap beaten out of him What a friggin idiot

  • Randyland

    I’m just tired of the “Wild West” comparison. There was never a time in history when everyone had a gun holstered at their hip. Disputes were NOT often settled with armed standoffs in the streets. In movies, yeah. On TV, yeah. Not in reality. In film and television, Chinese people can fly – something I’ve never witnessed and don’t expect to. Reality usually lies somewhere between “Give me liberty” and “Give me death”.

  • Nupike

    Showing off a gun to a bunch of people attending a local park to show your superiority…that’s a new one. I thought that most guys just bought like a Porsche or Ferrari when their penis was that small.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      its similar to low self esteem LOSER ” wanna be’s” who get— and NOW show off– their new plastic skankbag BOOOOOOB–JOB

  • Skip Mungro

    After 27 yrs as an Officer I ask why would anyone want to openly carry a gun, if it makes you feel safe then you are in a fantasy world. It actually makes you the main target now to any criminal attempting to rob someone or a place you are in. If a gun toting criminal comes in to rob a place who do you think is going to get shot first. If you can’t figure it out then you are an Idiot. I live in Pa and open carry is permissible and when I see it I just laugh at the idiot that I am standing behind less then a foot away who is busy with his purchases in his hand and I say to my self what can he do when I snatch his gun. NOTHING but become a victim.

  • Matt

    Progressive thinking at its finest here… Let’s once again let one idiot speak for the millions of other gun owners who are infinitely more responsible than this clown. That’s very fair and understanding……isn’t that what progressivism is all about?

  • J.E.Escoffier

    These people ARE the military state they have been afraid of. I Have 6 grown children and10 grandchildren of various ages. I tell my children to be careful and not get into any confrontations ANYWHERE because you never know which lunatic has a loaded weapon with an itch to use it. And, will use it over the slightest thing. Because of the NRA propoganda and the Republicans banking them we are almost living in a military state, but it’s not or military, it’s fun nuts whose instability is proven as soon as they wall into a restaurant, park, parking lot, movie theater, or Little League Baseball Game armed with and wearing an assault rifle. No one stable does these things.

  • Isaac

    Yeah, that’s called murder.. Maybe if somebody asked him nicely, he’d put it away. In stead, people react like this author and would be ready to shoot instantly. Who’s the one who doesn’t deserve to carry – a person who carries openly and is a dick about it, or a person who shoots somebody for being a dick?

  • John Miller

    If Trayvon also had a gun and when Martinez started waving his gun at him then couldn;t Trayvon shot him dead by the Stand YOUR GROUND LAW? So when there is a shoot out why cannot bot use that law? Folly! the Conservative world is folly.

  • Phil

    I would have no problem coming to the conclusion that by saying “there’s nothing you can do about it” he was implying a threat. If I had a gun myself (which will never happen) I might say “wanna see mine? Get the hell out of here before I perceive a threat and stand my ground.” And yes, there will ABSOLUTELY be scenarios like that only with far less constrained and disciplined responses.
    When I was in the AF, no one was allowed private firearms on base, other than inside your quarters in the housing area. None in the barracks. (I do believe this is till the regulation pretty much everywhere.)
    One of the Security Police at my base shot himself playing quick draw on duty.

  • SUPER 68 IS DOWN

    Just wow!!!!
    I have been deployed for the last year. The gunman referred to in this article was my brother. I was with my brother to watch my nephew play ball (we were both armed although I was carrying concealed) My brother who is a retired DEA agent was open carrying. I am also in federal law enforcement.
    He NEVER once said ANYTHING, let alone what this drama queen Karen Rabb said he did. She started yelling, he’s got a gun, he’s got a gun, OMG, OMG!!!!! We just stared at her and told the parents around us that he was a law enforcement agent. Those around us were fine! This broad was yelling across the field, he has a gun, be careful!!! Then some parents and her walked on the field and put all the kids the dugout. Then the Sheriff showed up, running to the field with his AR rifle, screaming for us to get on the ground. We did. Within minutes they realized were also LEO’s and they left. fter the game, we left as well.
    Karen Rabb is very wrong and could have got someone killed