Does anyone think it is “abnormal behavior” to read a book in public? How about putting a bumper-sticker on your car in favor of (or opposed to) a candidate for political office? How about requesting a lawyer before being questioned by the police? Or insisting on a warrant before the police search your home?
In all of the above the people of the United States are guaranteed these rights by the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. So why would someone in their right mind say:
In case you haven’t noticed, the pro-gun lobby is working overtime to normalize abnormal behavior. Let us ask you a handful of questions.
Would you be willing to:
- Sip hot chocolate with your toddler at Starbucks while a fellow patron openly displays a gun at the table next to you?
- Attend a church service with your entire family knowing that the fellow parishioner sitting next to you has a handgun tucked in his belt?
- Stand in line at a bank to make a deposit as two men enter with baseball hats on and what appear to be guns in their pockets?
- Board a crowded bus with your newborn child with upwards of 5 other passengers carrying concealed weapons?
“Abnormal behavior”? Exercising a specific enumerated right in public is “abnormal behavior”? Perhaps in the Peoples Republic of China, Massachusetts, or Chicago. But it is a right. All of the above activities seem perfectly normal to me. I don’t know what his problem is. Is he one of those that didn’t want n***ers in the same restaurant with him too? Maybe he doesn’t want Jews handling his money either. And blacks need to sit at the back of the bus and give up their seats to good white folk too.
The only conclusion I can reach is that the guy isn’t in his right mind. He is the one exhibiting abnormal behavior. He must have mental problems, is a blatant bigot, or both. It’s time we treated these people as the bigots they are and condemn them to the political dustbin of history.