Lookey here, I don't want the government taking away all the guns from all the people. And as a Constitutional purist most of the time, I have a queasy feeling whenever said government wants to regulate arms. But, do we really need Uzi's slung from the shoulders of hormonal young males sauntering down our sidewalks? (Or, hormonal young females either.)
The Law of the Gun in the wild west had it's time, and I don't see a need to return to those "golden" days of yesteryear.
And you can't assume that every gun owner has a level head and practices good gun safety. Quite the contrary is often evidenced. The wild west at least had many natural foes to contend with, as well as low population. Not true of today's urban landscape.
Is a little common sense and a small bit of restraint too much to ask?
Looks as if we might as well all get used to this scenario, too.
What normal person walks around with a gun on your hip? Something's wrong in your life if you feel compelled to carry a gun as part of your daily routine, he said. (Gabba Kaye - Manager Mike's American Grill
If you want to keep a loaded gun in your house - should be your prerogative. However, I have a problem extending that right into public venues and streets as an open carry law. Go kill a corn-baited deer if that gives you joy, but don't expect me to be pleased to sit next to your loaded high-powered Beretta propped up in the booth behind me at my local hamburger joint. I don't give a crap if you are a bonafide card-carrying Daniel Boone, my right to eat in a public place without guns is just as important to me.
Individual businesses should also have a voice in whether they wish to allow guns or not.
And I don't want to hear about how a crazed gunman's murdering spree could have been stopped if only someone in the crowd was packin' heat. Agreed there might have been a few isolated cases when such a situation justified the mass arming of America. So, you carry a gun everyday to work...just in case? The key word in this paragraph is "crazed", so the notion that a lunatic gunman would not attempt the crime because he feared other gunmen does not compute.
Obtaining a license to carry in Texas makes sense, as does the current concealed weapon law on the books. Read frequently asked questions regarding Texas handgun law here.