Guns Gone Wild (in Texas)?
I was just reading some local news over on chron.com and one particular thing I read has got me wondering about something.
The article states that Tom Delay’s concealed handgun license has been suspended due to his indictment. (Please note: I am purposefully avoiding commenting one way or the other on Delay and my opinions on guns and gun control, as I prefer to keep this focused on the question that follows.)
The part of the article that stood out to me was this:
DeLay spokeswoman Shannon Flaherty declined to say why DeLay obtained the handgun permit…
Flaherty would not say if DeLay has been carrying a handgun.
“As for whether or not he carries it. That’s the point of having a CHL in Texas, potential
criminals should assume everyone is.”
Is the thought that any citizen (over the age of 21) is very likely carrying a handgun a common one? It has never once crossed my mind, and now I’m wondering if I’m in the minority. The only time that a person carrying a gun in public has ever been obvious to me is when I’ve seen someone who feels the need to strap on a holster and wear his gun in plain view.
Do I just ignore the fact that guns are all around me when I’m out somewhere? Or is it as uncommon as I assume it is?
Do YOU carry a gun?