Open Carry Group Inadvertently Backs Moms Group: Do Not Carry Long Guns Into Stores (Images)
When an extremist group such as Ohio Carry inadvertently admits to agreeing with Moms Demand Action, the gun sense group, then perhaps they should read their own words. As reported here yesterday, to counter the Moms gun sense group gathering at Kroger headquarters, Ohio Carry is calling on gun owners to go to all Kroger stores nationwide with their guns — but without their long guns, and instead conceal their weapons.
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But once again, we are learning from our mistakes. We are asking that people either conceal or keep it to handguns only! We don’t want this to even be about guns; we want to show Kroger support for standing by their beliefs and not backing down to bullies, and we want to do that in a way that causes them no PR harm as well. Starbucks was a learning point, and we would be remiss not to learn from the past.
The leader of the event in which gun owners are called upon to pile into Kroger stores with their weapons on the same day, Brett, wrote an opinion piece in July stating, “Some people ask why it is necessary to open carry when you can conceal. While concealed carry is a great way to carry (and I do so sometime), there are still many benefits to open carrying. One might be a comfort issue. Some guns cannot be concealed and must be carried openly in a holster. I carry a Springfield XD Tactical .45 with a 5-inch barrel. Can I conceal it? Sure, but is it very comfortable? Not at all.”
So it’s not about protection. It’s about his own personal comfort while the public feels uncomfortable with his military-style presence.
We don’t want Open Carriers feeling unsafe in Kroger now, do we?
Brett adds, “Another pro is that it does not require a license. While you are going through the process of getting your CHL, you could be open carrying in the meantime.”
You see Brett, right there we have a problem. If there is no license required and we don’t know you or who your friends are, then how are we to determine who the ‘good guy with a gun’ is? Especially without a license.
But thank you for admitting that carrying long guns in Kroger is completely ‘against our policies and beliefs.” We agree on that, as do Moms Demand Action.
I did not use Brett’s last name. I would hate for him to be harassed by Open Carriers who disagree with his freely admitted stance, which is in opposition to other groups.
That’s right, Kroger. Don’t cave in to the zealots. End Open Carry in family friendly establishments or risk more bad behavior.
Brett asserts on Twitter in a conversation with me that his group contains “every denomination, race, and creed as members.”
Pictures tell another story
This won’t be Brett’s first time confronting a protest for gun sense while openly carrying firearms.
Don’t all races wear “Don’t tread on me” t-shirts?
Brett’s diverse group which isn’t diverse at all.
How Ohio Carry spends a religious holiday.
I did communicate with Brett via email before publishing this post. If he has anything he would like to say on behalf of his group, I’d be happy to add it.
Big hugs to my friend out there for her awesomeness.
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