If he doesn’t carry that rifle everywhere else he goes, every day of the week, he was being a counterproductive attention whore moron who does more harm to open carriers in his area than a dozen of the ignorant panty wetter cited in the article.
If he does carry it everywhere, he’s just a moron who needs to learn not to defecate where he eats.
Lord save me from my friends, my enemies I can handle.
This happened in the JCP near me. not QUITE my city, but about 4 blocks out of city limits. The man informed the cops beforehand that he would be OCing and then kept it cross-body behind him the entire time.
I disagree that OC-ing a rifle in the US, even in gun friendly areas, is “no different” than OC-ing a pistol, particularly while shopping in an urban-ish area, and I think the timing is incredibly boneheaded.
Right now we need to be gaining converts or encouraging neutrality among th undecided/non-activist, not pushing boundaries. Particularly in places where the right to OC isn’t under direct attack.
Let’s work on normalizing carriers as people who make prudent decisions, not stand on their absolute rights when those particular rights aren’t under direct attack.