Police officers nationwide are finding their jobs more difficult, more stressful, and more dangerous where there are “good guys with guns” on the scene. Following the recent shooting deaths in Texas, one of forty-five states with open carry laws, some suggest that it makes identifying the shooter more difficult. Some feel that it also increases the tension between police and civilians. This argument is juxtaposed against a discussion of who bears responsibility for improving community relations where complex racial dynamics are involved. Is open carry a recipe for disaster? Read more to decide.
- The article states having firearms out is a recipe for disaster.
- Having concealed guns are ok but people do not need to walk around with them exposed.
- In The war between police and the NRA: Open carry laws make cops’ jobs virtually impossible
“We’re not against people carrying firearms concealed, but having them out, having them exposed, you’re opening a recipe for disaster.”