Congratulations Unidentified Georgia Man! You Are Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

Now that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has legitimized this kind of behavior by signing “guns everywhere” legislation into law, it seems to have emboldened the gun fetish crowd:

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Parents at a Forysth County park abruptly stopped a children’s baseball game after growing suspicions of the behavior of a man carrying a gun in a waist holster Tuesday night.

“He’s just walking around [saying] ‘See my gun? Look, I got a gun and there’s nothing you can do about it.’ He knew he was frightening people. He knew exactly what he was doing,” said parent Karen Rabb.

Rabb told Channel 2’s Tom Regan the parents grew so alarmed that they brought the game to a halt when the man declined a request that he leave a parking lot overlooking the baseball field.

“He scared people to the point where we stopped the game, took the kids out of the dugout and behind the dugout, and kind of hunkered down,” Rabb said.

Scaring kids and families. What a big man you are. Bet you’re proud of yourself.

Even though “guns everywhere” doesn’t go into effect until July, apparently the man wasn’t violating any laws. He had a carry permit and wasn’t actively threatening anyone, just being your basic asshole gun douche. Scaring kids and parents, because Freedom!

Another parent questioned what point the man was trying to prove.

“Why would anyone be walking around a public park, with a lot of children and parents and people here playing baseball, and he’s walking around with a gun? I don’t think the parents would have been nervous had he just had the gun in his holster and was just watching the game,” said parent Paris Horton.

Rabb’s 6-year-old son Ethan was playing at the time and later expressed concern to his mother.

“When I was reading my son’s story last night, he turned to me and said ‘Mommy, did that man want to kill me?'” said Rabb.

Here’s the thing. As the gun loons get all hopped up on their firepower and start acting like assholes the way this guy did, and as the inevitable fatal accidental shootings increase, the utter folly of guns everywhere will be evident to all. Because the open carry movement is all about trying to normalize that which no one with any common sense will ever consider normal. They want to normalize gun culture, which Dan Baum so accurately described as,

…a culture animated by fear of violent crime.

[…]

Just as the Red Cross would like everybody to be qualified in CPR, gun carriers want everybody prepared to confront violence—not only by being armed but by maintaining Condition Yellow. Hang around with people committed to carrying guns and it’s easy to feel guilty about lapsing into Condition White, to begin seeing yourself as deadweight on society, a parasite, a mediocre citizen. “You should constantly practice being in Condition Yellow all the time,” writes Tony Walker in his book How to Win a Gunfight. Of course, it’s not for everyone; the armed life in Condition Yellow requires being mentally prepared to kill. As John Wayne puts it in his last movie, The Shootist, “It’s not always being fast or even accurate that counts. It’s being willing.”

This dystopian worldview is what the gun loons want to normalize, as if we don’t live in suburban America but rather Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan or some other lawless war zone. The fact that these are the same people who are creating pockets of lawlessness, a la Cliven Bundy, seems completely lost on them.

This is not a normal worldview. This level of paranoia is not normal. It’s not normal to think you’re going to be a victim of a violent crime at any moment and have to be on high alert, armed and ready to fire. There is something wrong with you people. Get some therapy, please.

In the meantime, I’ve added Georgia to my list of states I plan to never visit.

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17 responses to “Congratulations Unidentified Georgia Man! You Are Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. Ditto. It’s a scary place. What are these people thinking, I wonder… especially the parents ?

  2. deep

    I dunno… I’m trying to imagine how this event would have transpired in the “guns everywhere” world they’re trying to create.

    Like, first off, if it were my kids and my ball game, I would’ve been to scared to even approach the guy to even ask him what he was doing there. So lets see here, how would I approach him? Either I’d call the police so they could check his card or I’d pull my gun and keep a bead on him until he left. No point in risking the lives of any of the children on just the hunch that I’m a quicker draw that he is.

    Wasn’t there a Bors cartoon about this very situation? Ah, here it is.

    (link here in case WordPress won’t let me embed images: http://www.mattbors.com/blog/2012/12/17/armed-society-polite-society/)

  3. I thinking Forsyth County, GA mandated gun ownership some time in the past, pausing for a moment in their preparations for a Klan Parade.

  4. Joseph Stans

    This cracker was, on another level, was displaying his genitals. he should be arrested for public indecency.

  5. From your first link about the playground guntoter:

    The director of Georgia Carry, a gun rights and lobbying organization, also questioned what the man was trying to do.

    “There’s a right and a wrong way to exercise your right. This is not the right way,” said Georgia Carry Executive Director Jerry Henry.

    Yeah, not the right way at all, but it’s now perfectly legal ‘cuz you loons got the law changed, and there’s not a thing the cops can do, after 22 calls from parents. (And don’t the police relish the additional 22 calls and workload?)

    Then when someone shoots up a playground or rec center, or church even — who coulda knowed?

    • ““There’s a right and a wrong way to exercise your right. This is not the right way,” said Georgia Carry Executive Director Jerry Henry.”

      But … but … but … CCW holders are the BESTEST, most WONDERFUL, AWESOMEST, most RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS EVAH!!! So how can this be possible?

      • john willaker

        So because 1000 of the 87 million people who legally owns guns in this country are morons, were all morons.

      • Not agreeing with your numbers here but will let it slide for the sake of argument. That said, when the 87 million behave as if their mouths have been taped shut and by their silence act like they agree with the 1000 morons? Then the answer is yes.

    • Brownesman

      You do realize the law doesn’t go into effect till July right? Way to show our ignorance. It is actually in the post as well.

  6. From your second link, the USA Today story:

    The new law removes a restriction that prevented those convicted of certain misdemeanors from getting a gun permit. And in a provision that has some law enforcement officials concerned, police will not be able to detain a person “for the sole purpose of investigating whether such a person has a weapons carry license.”

    Taking away discretion by the police, too. Law and order, law and order.

    Republic of loons.

  7. A similar clown wandered around an Easter Egg Hunt where my friend had taken her two pre-schoolers for a post-Peeps outing. I’m sorry, but these people — what am I saying, they are all men — need more help than anyone can offer. May they all return to watching John WayneDirtyHarryChuckNorrisRamboCharltonHeston testosterone forever reruns, and leave the rest of us alone please.

  8. CB

    The new law also expands ‘stand your ground’, to the point that a felon — who is PROHIBITED FROM HAVING A GUN IN THE FIRST PLACE — may not be charged with a weapon violation if defending him- or herself. Pause and let that sink in for a minute. My son, who thankgodandallhisangels is not longer in law enforcement, read that part and nearly went hysterical. We here in the Peach State have a new state motto: We Make Florida Look Safer.

    • I did pause and let that sink in for a moment — so what sane person will now be willing to make a career in law enforcement? I’m coming up empty. They’ve just legalized shooting galleries on the streets.

  9. Bitter Scribe

    “I got a gun and there’s nothing you can do about it”?

    What is this guy, six years old?

    Get a brain to go with your gun.

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