Gross over generalizations are but exaggerations - not exactly accurate. IMO some people prefer to promote the negative aspect that they perceive in others.
By and large a vast majority of the OC community is comprised of intelligent, well versed, and responsible people who tend to judge others who OC by one common standard - How do they act while representing us. Not what are they wearing, not what ethnic background are they, not what style clothing do they wear, not even if they are from around here.
Again - it is only how they act. That lady is fine in my book from all that I can see. She is acting responsibly and OCing as she goes about her normal every day business. Kudos!
Originally Posted by Grapeshot
Gross over generalizations are but exaggerations - not exactly accurate.
--The snip that HandyHamlet quoted--
Really? Because on this forum (Wi) Nazir was lambasted for how he carried his pistol (condition 3) among other things. Instead of being praised for surviving an armed robbery. And he is the perfect spokesperson for the community. Smart, articulate, and someone who actually walked the walk. Mention Open Carry anywhere but here. Then stand back and prepare yourself for the showering of praise from your "fellow" gun enthusiasts.
Handy I've got 2 problems with what you did.
First is that you quoted me out of context and your reply would make it seem that I said something that I most assuredly did not.
BTW - I will stand behind my statement though that "gross generalizations are but exaggerations - not exactly accurate."
Secondly, I have not a clue as to why you tied my remarks to Nazir and people's response to him. The subject of this thread and to which I was replying was the Wal-Mart lady who OCd.
Lastly, I mention OC by deed and word virtually 24/7 and while I am not interested in praise of any type, I also seldom hear a discouraging word. That includes fellow gunnies, grandmother newbies, my barber and his family in a restaurant, the gas station attendant, the shop keeper who didn't know OC was legal and a host of others.
If your point is that we see too much infighting and poor communication, to that I would agree. Still a big smile and even tone go a long way to making friends.