I try to ignore Joan Peterson. Too much crazy makes you crazy, but I followed a link on Sebastian’s Twitter feed and found the following
Some of these folks have no common sense. Take this Colorado man who thought it would be O.K. to show up at a showing of The Dark Knight with a loaded gun strapped to his waist for all to see. Yes it’s his right. But is it right? Why in God’s name would a gun permit holder want to display his gun in a movie theater showing that particular movie in that particular state? I’m sure the gun guys will say it’s because he has a right. Sometimes, dear readers, one must practice humility and restraint. People don’t like seeing openly carried guns in public places.
Let’s try that a slightly different way.
Some of these folks have no common sense. Take this Alabama woman who thought it would be O.K. to ride in the front of the bus for all to see. Yes it’s her right. But is it right? Why in God’s name would a black Alabama woman what to exercise her rights in that particular bus in that particular state? I’m sure the civil rights guys will say it’s because she has a right. Sometimes, dear readers, one must practice humility and restraint. People don’t like seeing openly defiant black people in public places.
Don’t try to read the rest of her post for facts, logic, or consistency. It will only make you stupid. I do want to comment on this part here, though.
Joan, we’re having that conversation. You’re just not invited. We discussed your input and we decided that nothing was served by taking seriously the rantings of an obvious loony. We’re having a conversation and we’re collectively coming to the decision that most of the gun laws we have are completely stupid, so we’re getting rid of them.
UPDATE: MarkOfAFreeman proves once again that people aren’t much bothered by open carry. How dare he. He’s making Joan Peterson cry.