Since word seems to have gotten around the internet*, I wanted to clarify a few things about the upcoming June 5th open carry nonevent.
This is not a protest.
This is not a political statement.
This is not activism.
This is not an opportunity to stroll through the library with a shotgun.
This is not even an open carry walk.
This is going to the grocery store or for a walk in the park or out for a cup of coffee - just business as usual, minus a cover shirt.
Many of you will be open carrying for the first time. I know how daunting this is and I commend you for being willing to take that brave step into freedom. I also know, for a fact, that your perception of the world will change. And, so, in the hopes that we in turn can help change how the world perceives us, I'll be happy to publish your new-to-OC stories (and photos!) here.
*And, dude, really? Suggesting I "grow a set"? This is how you treat people who are already on your side?