I have never understood concealed carry.
I grew up around hunters, guys who used guns like the instruments they are, instruments by which food can be gotten and eaten and a poor winter thus survived. Some of those guys went shooting for fun, respected their weapons, and modeled that respect for others. I do not have a gun phobia.
But I don’t get concealed carry.
The argument from the gun nuts goes something like this: If everybody can carry, then bad guys will be too scared of good guys to bring their guns to schools and movie theaters and stuff. If everybody’s armed, we will all be too nervous to cut each other off in traffic or flip off somebody who’s texting instead of paying attention to where he walks. If everybody has a gun, everybody will be safe.
So what is the point of concealing the gun?
Don’t you want a show of force?
Or is this some Dirty Harry cop-drama fantasy thing where you don’t WANT the supervillain to know where all the good guys are because then like his death ray would I JUST CANNOT:
People with concealed weapon licenses would be allowed to carry guns inside the buildings and classrooms of Wisconsin’s public universities and colleges under a bill introduced Monday by two state legislators.
The bill would revoke an exception to the state’s concealed carry law allowing technical colleges and the University of Wisconsin System to ban weapons inside campus buildings, and comes less than two weeks after a gunman killed nine people at an Oregon community college.