We first saw this meme here. Now it’s been re-hashed
So like the last image, the “Everytown” name is not present, but you’ll see from the image I grabbed it from their twitter feed. Now again, Kansas is an open-carry state (tho from a quick reading, not as friendly as New Hampshire in the previous post) that requires a permit only for CONCEALED carry. So again, there is already carry with no permits there, and as you can see, the crops are not watered with the blood of innocents there.
Of course what popped up in the last post was a little more talk of training. It’s been a COLD winter, with lots of snow, and I’ve been reluctant to cut my hair just because I know my first trek out into the yard with a shovel and a short beard will bit CHILLING.
Still I’m officially sick of it this long (I know some of you fellas grow your beards long, and they look awesome, but more than 3″ and it starts driving me crazy!) so tonight after the baby goes to bed, and before the Squirrel Report, I’ll be trimming it.
No license, no training. My wife will help get the parts I can’t see to make sure I didn’t miss anything, and she has NO training either.
See, like painting your own nails, or trimming your own hair, there is a HUGE difference between performing a friendly service to yourself or to a close friend, than to a paying customer as a means of a business.
SO we COULD compare training to become a Barber or to become a Police Officer as one it cutting hair and shaving faces for a living, and the other is upholding the law for a living.
I’m doing NEITHER of those things when I cut my hair, or strap on a gun. I don’t care if somebody is speeding, or selling loose cigarettes or soliciting a prostitute. I don’t carry a gun because I want to be a cop any more than I cut my own hair because I want to be a barber. I do them both because they are the smart thing to do. Cutting my own hair saves me tons of time and money and carrying a gun allows me to protect myself while I wait for the cops to show up.
So yeah, I see the idea that you need a permission slip to carry a gun in public in Kansas, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, or anywhere to be as foolish as MANDATING I take a safety class and keep a permit in good order for me to run some clippers through my mop.