Freakout in Maine: The gun lobby makes the facile claim that since carrying a gun openly is legal, why should concealing the gun make any difference? Well, I suppose carrying a gun openly tends to attract the attention of bank guards, convenience store cashiers, police officers on patrol and the rest of us trying to keep our distance from kooks. And most gun owners recognize that carrying a gun openly does look a little foolish.
This is perhaps an accidental use of the word facile (or at least, he didn’t know what he was doing). He charges the “gun lobby” (whomever …read more