Looking at the SF article on armed citizens again –
“As the car fills with the acrid scent of burning chemicals, Ellison tells his friend in the driver’s seat to pull over. Before they come to a stop, Ellison, 30, flings open the door and jumps out with a pistol in one hand and a small fire extinguisher in the other. He walks briskly down the street, scanning the block for the origin of the fumes.”
Even assuming he has a permit to carry, that’s “brandishing,” and it’s a crime. What are you doing waving a gun around, one-handed? What’s your target? Where’s the imminent danger? Why is that damned thing out of the holster???
His father’s the attorney general. That’s his legal justification, peasant.
“At one checkpoint, a young man nervously looked down the street as a car approached, his finger on the trigger of a semiautomatic rifle half-raised in front of him.”
Get Your Booger Hook Off The Bang Switch!! What the hell is wrong with you? Have you no firearms safety training at all?
The author is PRAISING these idiots for running around the streets with loaded guns and no idea how to use them safely.
Every time a new group gets frightened enough to run out to buy guns – women, gays, trans – I make the same offer: I will teach you how to use it, safely, for free. Time to step up my game. Whole lotta people desperately need help before somebody gets hurt from sheer stupidity.
There are a whole lot of people who’ve come over to the 2nd Amendment side this past few months. There are a lot of opportunities for us to show them how it’s done.
Although I’m not sure Jeremiah Ellison is going to be one of the ones who learns much.