In football, there’s a phrase that’s used – “moving the chains”, which is when a team gets a first down and retains possession of the ball for another series of downs. Moving the chains is a good thing, because it gets you closer to scoring. I feel like last night’s Gun Nuts Radio, despite the shenanigans, moved the chains on the open carry debate. At the very least, my opinion is starting to change on the subject, because I used to be 100% opposed to open carry on the grounds that it did more harm than good. But what I’m seeing from these open carry encounters outside political rallies are people obeying the law, and conversations are happening as a result. We discussed the pros and cons of open carrying at Tea Parties – and you can listen to the show by clicking here. If you’d like an .mp3 copy, click here.
We also read off the winners of Steel Challenge, including Julie Golob, Jessie Abbate, TGO, etc, and congratulations to the winners for an excellent match!
As these things do, the discussion swerved into a conversation about how the media treats firearms as subject matter. One of the most interesting trends that I have seen in the media treatment of guns is that you’re getting more shows like Future Weapons and Lock ‘N Load with R. Lee Ermey. These shows are all about guns, and they demonstrate one key fact: guns are f***ing cool.
Check out last night’s Gun Nuts Radio – the debate on open carry at Tea Parties was excellent, as was the conversation about media treatment of firearms. Next week we’ll be joined by Steel Master BJ Norris for the show, so don’t miss out!