Now, for those fans of the Big Bang Theory, you've probably already seen some humorous explanation. But the point I'm making is that thinking through the consequences of an idea is a an accepted mode of inquiry. What I'm asking you to do is think about the Open Carry movement in this way.
So, look at the picture below. What do you see? Perhaps you see people exercising their constitutional rights. Perhaps you see people with unhealthy fetishes with weapons. Do you see potential terrorists?
Now, look at the picture below:
I think you can see where I'm going with this experiment. We could go on, substitute Muslims for the Open Carry folk, Latinos, and so on.
So, this last weekend, a white married couple murdered two police officers in Las Vegas, then covered the officers' bodies with a "Don't Tread on Me" flag. Where is the uproar about domestic terrorists? I went to FoxNews.com to look for the story, and it was hard to find. Now, go back to your thought experiment machine, and imagine 2 Muslims killing 2 policemen, and an innocent bystander, while proclaiming the upcoming revolution. How do you think FoxNews would treat this story?