Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Rob Morse: So, He Has a Gun?
The man across the restaurant has a gun.
I look up. Yeah, there it is carried on his hip. I nod and go pack to checking my mail while we wait for our food to arrive. I know some people with strange phobias and they are afraid of firearms. The few people with phobias are unusual; not the 110 million gun owners in the US. It is time for the rest of us to get over the novelty and drama of firearms ownership. The guy has a gun. So what?
Today, good guys have guns. Good guys have guns everywhere. Good guys and gals have guns.. and nothing happens. Most of the time you don’t even notice. It isn’t newsworthy. I want to change the attitude of the guy on the street towards firearms. But, I don’t want to stop there. It is time our legislators, prosecutors, law enforcement officials and the media to come to terms with gun ownership as well. We are not there yet.