Open carry and appropriateness
My friend owns a game store. (Magic, warhammer, etc) He has a partner that likes to carry, while he remains a gun agnostic.
His opinion is game theory based: he views the cost of a gun as approximately equal to the loss of the register once a decade, and the cost of a shooting to business and peace of mind as equal or greater than a robbery.
His partner has the view that you shoot ever assailant, as a lesson to others.
The rejoinder to that is robbery is low frequency so even violent retaliation doesn't change it.
This is a person who is not particular gun phobic - he's been shooting for fun, supports the second amendment generally, just thinks it's poor business for him.
His partner is also a lousy carrier - he forgets where he's left his loaded guns, fucks with explosives he's not licensed for, invites his birther militia to hang out during business hours, that kind of bullshit.
So i find myself reluctantly admitting its an interesting situational exception to my normal attitudes.
Has another gun owner ever made you cringe like this? Or a gun agnostic person got you reluctantly nodding along?