Reader: Going to a restaurant with an AK-47 might justify someone taking you out

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Readers continue to react to Melanie Asmar's post about Chipotle asking customers not to bring guns to its restaurants and a Comment of the Day from a Second Amendment supporter who says members of Open Carry Texas who posed with huge gats at one outlet made responsible gun owners look bad.

This reader thinks anyone who shows up at a restaurant with such an automatic weapon may discover that they're a target for others with guns.

David Barton writes:

Because they weren't on a farm, they were in a Chipotle, and unfortunately people DO walk into places with guns and shoot people. So when a couple idiots walk into a restaurant with their menacing-looking weapons, it's impossible to tell if they're good guys or a threat. And it's only a matter of time before a CCW holder protects himself or his family by taking clowns like these out, which is probably justifiable in that situation.

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muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Conservatives need weapons that fire hundreds of rounds.  In a dangerous situation, they would be shaking so bad from fear that they couldn't hit anything.

Ryan Marlow
Ryan Marlow

Yes it's justified. You walk in with an AK47 im not giving you time to answer questions about why your dick is so small and the 2nd amendment blah blah blah....I'm eating with my family and you are the reason we CCW. you come ready for war and you aren't LEO that's what you'll get. Thanks for ruining it for everyone you dickless troglodytes

Stephen Felt
Stephen Felt

I totally agree and I'd likely be the one to do it for safety sake. Those assholes in Texas were just asking for trouble. We are a civilized society, not some third world country like Sudan where that kind of shit is commonplace.

Jerry Boone
Jerry Boone

There is legal then there is stupid...

Jay Cismaru
Jay Cismaru

Freud was a coke addict an alcoholic probably a pedofile definitely a mother f***** whatever he says its wrong wrong wrong wrong

James Stewart
James Stewart

Not the wisest idea those two have had however; it's no more moronic than the Westword starting a debate about weapons by calling an AR-15 an AK-47.

Zach Carsel
Zach Carsel

And sometimes it is a big scary wiener.

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

1-rthese guys never get laid. 2- the never shower, shave and fart 3-they have women who sleep with this and call it good. ick ick ick I got my pepper spray and I ask nice twice then I act. And your gun sorry its bigger then your dick and your brain.

Kevin Pack
Kevin Pack

Zach Carsel: sometimes an AK-47 is just an AK-47...or cigar.

Joleen Lopez
Joleen Lopez

I think thats dumb , ok i could see carrying a 35 or 45 for protection but ak's that's dumb stuid and carelesd show off that's all that is

Bengy Martinez
Bengy Martinez

Complete fucking MORONS! I would actually feel like I was in MORE Danger if something were to go down. And some citizen wanted to play the hero if a situation arises. Especially with a high powered firearm, the chances of innocent people getting seriously injured or killed INCREASE DRAMATICALLY! And if cannot see that? You're part of the problem.

Doug Morris
Doug Morris

Not necessary. Just asking for trouble. Conceal, keep your ears and eyes open, know where you are and what's around you, then enjoy your dinner.

Zach Carsel
Zach Carsel

The second quote is a quote from Freud. And it(original quote) did exist as a quote but from a different guy who was paraphrasing Freud. I think you are getting lost in the details when the meaning is still accurate.

Ryan Darling
Ryan Darling

you can't quote something that never existed as a quote... even if you're "paraphrasing"

Zach Carsel
Zach Carsel

You might be able to say that a worship of weapons is also pathological. Perhaps it is a form of overcompensating.

Rebecca Willard
Rebecca Willard

It's intimidation and bullying to get what point across????

Zach Carsel
Zach Carsel

He states "weapon" as well and if you get the gist of what he is saying it is accurate. It is any item which represents power. Studied Freud and Jung extensively. Fear of weapons is a fear of sexual potency according Freud.

Michael Roque
Michael Roque

You completely paraphrased it wrong and applied it to the wrong topic. A knife is not a rifle.

Nick King
Nick King

Who has a small dick? This guy ^

Zach Carsel
Zach Carsel

I didn't make that up. It is a paraphrase though and is backed up by Freuds general ideas. "The representation of the penis as a weapon, cutting knife, dagger etc., is familiar to us from the anxiety dreams of abstinent women in particular and also lies at the root of numerous phobias in neurotic people."

John P. Koury
John P. Koury

Making up ridiculous quotes and attributing them to famous people is a typical tactic of uneducated rightwing losers. (I have no idea what it does to your sex life, but it does make you even more stupid.)

Adrian Desjardins
Adrian Desjardins

Precisely why this country is viewed as a nation of douche bags!!!

Doug Simons Jr
Doug Simons Jr

Unless u don't feel safe, keep that shit at home.

Zach Carsel
Zach Carsel

“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” ― Sigmund Freud That said, there is really no reason for this. All they are doing is making the sexually retarded uncomfortable and that isn't really necessary. They are already uncomfortable enough.

darkcarnivalaz
darkcarnivalaz

I whole-heartedly agree...if idiots like this...in todays world & w/ the the record we hold on public shooters in this state alone....YES. they deserve EVERYTHING that may happen to them INCLUDING being blown away by another even accidentally in the name of sheer stupidity on their behalf. GOOD RIDDANCE whether it be in Chipotle, Burger King, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Stupidity of this magnatude needs to be handled and/or @ the very least beaten into a coma in the parking lot & left for the pidgeons in search of fries & dumb rednecks. This isnt about politics or gun laws, its about persona responsibility & common sense. Nothing more. I dnt understand why these ass's would or could expect anything less. Justified.......possibly. Expected & deserved.......YUP.

Travis Dykers
Travis Dykers

These guys are fucking idiots and destroying a gun owners reputation...

Matt Blean
Matt Blean

If you walk in to a public place displaying an assault rifle, and you're not in a police uniform and responding to a call? You darned well better be a plain clothes detective, have your credentials out, and be stating your business as you go... these people exercising their "right" to open carry in such a poorly conceived manner, make responsible, properly trained gun owners look bad in the process, leave aside the possibility of someone drawing down on them out of concern. Foolish.

Louis Cruz Jr.
Louis Cruz Jr.

Let them fucked up dumbass rednecks Republican lovin Texans kill each other, it would be better for all!

woodsjosh
woodsjosh

I don't care what they do. Sure it might be unsettling when they first walk in but once you see they are just ordering food would it bother you that much? Sure it breaks the social norm and they look like assholes but this is America who gives a shit. Stop being pussies.

Andrew M Montaño
Andrew M Montaño

I think continuing to give these bozos media coverage is going to encourage other people to start unnecessarily doing this. 2nd Amendment or not.. what is the point they are trying to make?

Bernie Shwayder
Bernie Shwayder

Seriously who are you going to protect yourself from, a bad guy with a gun or a good guy with a gun, and how can you tell?

Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis

Cowards. I guess it's smart to show a criminal which people to target first.

MrApple
MrApple

Then I'll ask you, Why is your dick so small?

MrApple
MrApple

You obviously haven't spent much time in Detroit.  

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Freud sounds a lot like bush, except Freud doesn't have the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocents staining his hands.  And Freud never started a world wide depression.  And Freud was much more intelligent. 

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

So you're suggesting that WW hire a right wing gun freak that has lewd fantasies about guns, especially 22s and ass ault weapons of mass destruction.

MrApple
MrApple

Why is the anti-gun crowd so fascinated by the size of people's genitals?  

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

You think fear of right wing gun freaks with assault weapons of mass destruction might have something to do with how they have a nasty habit of shooting up schools, theaters, political rallys and whatever the latest right wing mass shooting des jouir happens to be?

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Conservatives have brains with a more highly evolved fear center, while good Americans have a more highly evolved creative thinking center.

JimTom
JimTom

@darkcarnivalaz  I think they carry to avoid getting "
@ the very least beaten into a coma in the parking lot & left for the pidgeons in search of fries & dumb rednecks." 

Do you understand that you ignorant comments make you no better then you think these people are?


MrApple
MrApple

Strange because the mass shootings are for the most part in Democrat lovin states.  

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Most acts of terrorism since 911 have been by right wing groups.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@MrApple Because they are often amazed at the many SHORTcomings of cultservatives, and why they behave as though they suffer from a variety of mental illnesses.  Thank you for your thoughtful question.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@MrApple I guess being around good Americans makes right wing gun freaks like Reagan Holmes go even more insane.

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