7/20/2008

Open Carry at the Boise Zoo

Boise's channel 2 has this piece on "Gun advocates pack heat at Zoo Boise" by Blake McCoy (7/19):

BOISE - A group of Treasure Valley residents brought their hand guns to Zoo Boise, wearing their Second Amendment rights on their belt straps for all to see.

About a dozen gun owners took advantage of Idaho's open carry laws which allow them to carry guns in public as long as they are in plain view and remain holstered.

"I don't know that we're trying to make a statement," says Eric Bauer, who came to the zoo with his wife, three kids, and gun on his belt. "Maybe if anything we're trying to educate the public as to what they're rights are."

Bauer and his wife both were carrying guns. Since Bauer's three kids aren't yet 18 and can't legally carry a handgun, they carried knives on their belt straps instead.

Gun advocates said they organized this event at Zoo Boise because it is public property and they can't be kicked off.

"If you don't exercise your rights, you're gonna loose your rights," says Bauer

But for one out of state family visiting Idaho, guns at the zoo came as a bit of a surprise.

"To me I think it gives kids the idea that guns are OK and I think that they're going to be desensitized," says Anji Robertson who was visiting from Madison, WI with her husband and three kids. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To me I think it gives kids the idea that guns are OK and I think that they're going to be desensitized," says Anji Robertson who was visiting from Madison, WI

Guns ARE OK.... Unfortunately the libs in Madison think otherwise. Go figure, Wisconsin is one of the few states that don't allow law abiding citizens to conceal carry.

7/20/2008 1:32 PM  
Anonymous C Smith said...

What is a "belt strap"?

Must be a term in the AP style book.

7/21/2008 11:31 AM  
Blogger DJK said...

I'm curious how Channel 2 gets away with misspelling 'lose' 'loose'.

7/24/2008 6:02 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

you and bauer are retards

7/04/2010 8:21 PM  

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