A philosophy professor has outlined what could possibly be the best way to deal with open carry ammosexuals terrorizing businesses by toting around loaded assault rifles. Since there is no way to know if the person sauntering about with heavy weaponry is a “good guy with a gun” or a “bad guy with a gun,” Jack Russell Weinstein points out that ” It is rational to be afraid of someone with a weapon, especially if you know nothing about them.”
Unfortunately, open carry activists disagree, asserting that people should automatically assume the scary-looking individual engaging in public blasturbation is a good guy–you know, because he has a gun and stuff.
My proposal is as follows: we should all leave. Immediately. Leave the food on the table in the restaurant. Leave the groceries in the cart, in the aisle. Stop talking or engaging in the exchange. Just leave, unceremoniously, and fast.
But here is the key part: don’t pay. Stopping to pay in the presence of a person with a gun means risking your and your loved ones’ lives; money shouldn’t trump this. It doesn’t matter if you ate the meal. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just received food from the deli counter that can’t be resold. It doesn’t matter if you just got a haircut. Leave. If the business loses money, so be it. They can make the activists pay.
Following this procedure has several advantages. First, it protects people. Second, it forces the businesses to really choose where their loyalties are. If the second amendment is as important as people claim, then people should be willing to pay for it. God knows, free speech is tremendously expensive.
Third, this proposal has the added advantage of taking the activists seriously. Most gun-rights activists describe a world of tremendous dangers. Guns, they repeatedly tell us, are the only thing between home invasion, rape, murder, and government intrusion. Okay, well if that’s true, then we bystanders should be equally afraid, and react instantaneously to keep away the chaos and the violence. We learned to be afraid from the gun-rights supporters. They have gotten everything they wanted.
He further explained his thoughts in a YouTube video. Watch it below:
What do you think, AATTPers? Is it stealing if you are leaving without paying out of fear for your own safety?