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A gun is a deadly weapon and the visual presence of a gun will escalate any situation. The notion that guns somehow make any situation safer, and that there is no need to be alarmed by an exposed weapon, is preposterous. If someone has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, one can be protected without alarming everyone in the area. I support the right to own personal firearms and carry them if necessary, but the psychological impact of viewing deadly weapons should't be ignored. The fellow on the store is saying that it is not his problem if people are "scared of their own shadows". I don't see any reason to permit this kind of intentional intimidation.
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