Dean Weingarten had the picture (below) taken, and wrote the story about it a month ago. It seems to have hit a nerve, because Moms Demand Action stole the picture and tried to use it for their propaganda. It is one of the reasons that Dean Weingarten copyrights these articles and allow for use *if the attribution line is included*. MDA did not include the attribution line, but their use of the picture is backfiring anyway.
Here is a link to the article at concealednation.org that it generated. Brandon, the author, did a good job.
As we start reading through the posted comments, we quickly realize that some MDA followers seem quite violent. These aren’t things that we would ever promote, and find it insanely ironic that a follower of an organization such as MDA would promote such violent acts:
It is interesting to find that there are people who want to kill Dean, simply for exercising his first and second amendment constitutional rights. Linda Andrew Hunsicker wrote:
“If I see a guy carrying a big gun like this while I’m shoping, I have to assume he’s a bad guy and shoot him. It doesn’t make sense to wait to see if he shoots someone else first. He’s got a gun in Kroger, I feel threatened, so it’s my duty to shoot him first.”
Dean wrote about a prominent TV anchor in Phoenix that expressed the same attitude:
“Someones carrying a gun, and they’re with their children, and they see a man walk into a Starbucks with a rifle on his shoulder. What would stop them from blowing your client away?
Well, the fact that the law prohibits that unless there is an imminent risk of deadly physical force, or….
Mark Curtis, Anchor 12News:
You don’t think that a man carrying a rifle in a Starbucks, after what we have seen in Aurora, Colorado, would be enough reason for someone that is carrying a gun to think that they are in imminent danger?
It appears that Linda has expanded the “big gun” category that you can be sumarily executed for, to include such mundane handguns as a Glock 17. Next, people will be wanting to kill their fellow man because they drive an SUV, or maybe because their house is bigger than average.
It would not be the first time.
c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch
About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.