United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, made a statement that people Concealed Carry because they think it’s “cool”. He went on to say; ‘people also smoke cigarettes because they think it’s cool and we changed that by showing that it is not cool anymore and we need to start a campaign against Concealed Carry, the same as cigarettes’.
Gun haters apparently judge Concealed Carry to be nothing more than a socially unacceptable habit like smoking. Few smokers would agree with such thinking and it should be clearly understood that responsible Concealed Carry people do not carry a deadly weapon to look cool.
When someone breaks into your home or automobile and threatens your life…do you show them your gun because it’s cool? Do these same politicians hire concealed carry bodyguards because they think it’s cool?
This shallow thinking, from a high ranking public official, may be a major reason for the misunderstandings between “gun haters” and “gun huggers”…they just don’t get it. It may help gun haters to take a Concealed Carry course to understand, students “do not” take lessons on how to be cool. You will not find the above word “cool”, used in this context, in any official training course on the subject. There is a notable difference between “staying cool” to make sound judgments and practicing Concealed Carry to “look cool”.
Anti-gun proponents may be more receptive to firearms if they could understand the mature reason for gun ownership involves, target shooting, hunting, self-protection, gun collecting, home security, national security and 2nd amendment rights.