Abnormal behavior

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.

15 thoughts on “Abnormal behavior

  1. Retardo: Thinking the very same thing.
    I betcha they used to, but things sort of got…out of hand.

  2. Reading the referenced blog post almost made my head pop. Perhaps that’s the anti-gunners’ secret plan: to make thinking people’s heads burst with their never ending diatribe of logical fallacies, irrationality and PSH.

  3. Seems to me that poor, skeered GiGi’s anti-gun rant either produced soggy Depends on the ranter or was the result of a lost binky by said ranter. Wanna bet (s)he lives in a county with a population greater than 1 million? (Or DC….) PSH at it’s most rabid.

  4. Perhaps in the Peoples Republic of China, Massachusetts, or Chicago.

    Hey! I resemble that remark…

    (If the sheeple only knew…)

  5. Actually the four things you cite ARE pretty abnormal, that is to say they occur much less frequently than their opposites. I can verify that the last two are fairly unusual, you can see by looking that far less than half the cars had bumper stickers even in October, and one can easily go a week in a busy restaurant or driving a bus without seeing a book cracked.

    The waiting lobby in my court generally has 50 people or so in it every morning and another, different 50 every afternoon. There are NO time passing amenities, no magazines, and the people generally have been here before. I won’t see five of them reading a book in a week.

  6. Gosh…I guess I’m abnormal because none of those situation even make me blink. Probably because my husband is the guy standing next to me with his concealed weapon. 🙂

  7. The answer to all of those questions is “yes”.

    Of course, in most states, there are shall-issue concealed weapon permits, and people can and do carry weapons in all of those places (for the most part, at least – some banks might well have a posted no-weapons policy, for irrational reasons – it’s not like a robber committing a felony is going to care about breaking that rule).

    Doesn’t seem to cause any problems ’round here in a city of a million-odd souls.

    (The only exception might be the “open display” at Starbucks; depending on how it’s displayed, it might be either illegal brandishing or reckless lack of control over a weapon in a public place; you don’t just leave your pistol lying about, after all. But open carry is another matter, and seems to work just fine where it’s allowed.)

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