Not around here... or anywhere else I've ever lived.
Anti-gun bigots frequently ask why gun owners don't intervene and stop attackers more often-- which gun owners claim as one of the main reasons they own and carry guns.
Maybe my situation will illustrate a possible reason.
Say I have a gun or two and am willing to carry to protect myself and others.
However, because of rampant anti-gun bigotry and statist support for it, the reality is I have 4 options:
- I can stay home.
- I can go out of the house but leave my guns at home because there are no essential businesses in this region that lack a "We don't care if you die!*" sign at the door. Thus, bolstering the anti-gun bigots' point that guns are useless for defense of society and might as well be banned.
- I can go out, but leave my guns in the car, rendering them useless for defense and more vulnerable to theft. Thus, again proving more of the anti-gun bigots' points.
- I can go out, armed, in violation of the signage.
That's it. Those are my options.
And this is in Texas and New Mexico-- supposedly fairly "pro-gun" places.
A right you are unable to exercise is worthless and might as well not even be a right. Just a wish.
That's why evil losers are able to commit mass murder, time after time, with little effective opposition. I find this situation unacceptable.
I know other gun owners who carry and say they've never seen these anti-gun signs around here. Am I hallucinating all the signs? or are the other people selectively blind to these nasty insults to human dignity?
What solution do you see? "Too bad"? "Move"?
*Ignoring for a moment whether there is any such thing as a right-of-way since there is some contention on that point, I see a big difference between property that is accessed "by invitation only" and property which is "open to the public" for business or such.