But when my friend Lola and I decided on Saturday that enough is enough with the kind of people who take out their guns for play dates
Lola’s gone out topless to several of these events in counter-protest before, and this time, fed up with the idea of random armed men in my streets, I decided to join her.
I will admit to engaging them just a bit – but then it dawned on me that confrontation was what they wanted, so I closed my pie-hole and just did my thing whether the guys with guns acted angry, amused, distracted, outraged or whatever.
For all their claims about the constitution and their right to carry guns whenever and where ever they want – and our need to just get used to it – the people who participated in the open-carry protest do not stand for freedom: they are just there to intimidate anyone who disagrees with them. But the reality is that all the new Austin hipsters could care less about their big weapons,
So…the Open Carry group is ‘just there to intimidate anyone’ yet this lady and others felt comfortable enough to not only counter-protest them, not only to go semi-naked but to actually confront and engage them.
Some how I’m just not getting the impression that Open Carry is really scaring people.
Of course this is a good example of the cognitive dissonance exercised by so many people; especially the antis. She is protesting people who she feels doesn’t show enough respect for others. Not my words, but hers
Now, unlike the wave of people who advocate for their second amendment rights by waving around their guns, I don’t normally go shopping without my shirt on – it’s a matter of basic respect for others.
Of course, that is now. Before she had no problem not giving others the same courteous:
Not many folks know that it’s also legal for women to go topless in the state’s capital city. But I did: in the late ’80s, I took part in a lot of performance art that included nudity, so I was familiar with baring my breasts in public.
Oh but I’m sure she’ll explain how different that is-somehow.
Now I don’t have a problem with Open Carry or Nudity at all. Do your own thing and it doesn’t bother me. But is it more than a little hypocritical to decry that Open Carry is disrespecting people sensibilities when proudly proclaiming a past that disrespected people’s sensibilities. And doing so by continuing that action.
I find the topless protest to be hilarious honestly. Talk about people seeking attention — I had considered another phrase but wasn’t sure how that would go over 🙂
Frankly I think people