Ok, this is going to be choppy, long winded, and hard to read. It's also, to be taken halfway hypothetically...
My family's safety is above certain signs with "recommendations" and certain laws. Now, I don't have my CWP, but I don't like doing business with places that don't allow people that have their CWP to carry on the property. I definitely feel safer in an establishment that allows people to carry.
Say I did have my CWP:
Now, there may be a certain business that doesn't allow someone to carry, but down the road their is a place that does the same type of business and accepts people that can carry. Fine, I will just use the place down the road, even if they are a tad more expensive, but what the hell, I can defend myself if a situation arises.
BUT, what if there is a business around that produces or sells a product or experience that you or your family wants or needs, and it's the only business within a reasonable driving distance. Like, entertainment at a fair. The only problem is, the establishment has "legally" placed signs condemning concealed weapons. What then? Of course, any law biding citizen that usually carries will choose to leave there defense locked in the vehicle or at home. CWP holders are SOL, or are they? I say put family first and liberal bullsh!t way down the list, even if the liberal BS is an established law.
I am not going to finish most of what I set out to type, but I hope you are getting where I am coming from with my "What If" situations.
I am not SUGGESTING anarchy or TELLING anyone to break the law. I was going to do a write up on businesses that are monopolizing a product or service that don't allow concealed weapons on it's property. That would take a few pages, lol, so I am not going to do that. Anway, they have the right, it's their property, but I think they want business more than people not to carry. If someone did carry in this situation and had to use it to protect their family, other customers, and employees, and the owners of the establishment didn't want to press charges and were pleased that you were there to save lives, would it still be breaking that law? Would the police still come and take you away if the owners say it was ok, after the fact, even though they posted "legal" signs informing customers concealed weapons were not allowed?
That was a question, as I don't really now just yet (still in the beginning stages of studying for my CWP), and something to ponder on.
For the fairground incident:
Is a fair really a good place to take your family if stuff like this is going to take place? And it does take place, alot, to my knowledge. Many would say no, and I can see why. Mostly white trash and thugs attend these things, at least from what I see when I go to the fair here in the upstate. But how far do you have to go to get entertainment like that if you decide you don't want to support the fair that doesn't allow concealed weapons? Probably the next state or farther.
I guess I am saying, it looks like when I get my CWP I am going STILL going to have to ask myself, "is this place worth going to and putting myself or my family at risk".
If yes, then, "does it allow someone to carry on the property?"
If that place condemns carrying on the property, "is there somewhere else that is within reasonable driving distance that I can get the same product or service that allows someone to carry?"
If I answer "no" then, "is the product or service worth the potential risk or trouble with "the law" if I do carry and have to use?"
Most of the time I will say "no", because I do not like breaking the law. But, my family comes before government, before law, before friends, and definitely before some liberal BS. And if my family needs to have some fun to keep sane, and the fair is the only place to do it for some reason, well then I choose to have the protection my family needs and have some fun.
This is coming from someone who doesn't not have there CWP, and has JUST started learning when a CWP holder can use a carry weapon and where it is ok to carry, so it probably sounds like I don't know what I am talking about. Plus, I am tired, I am at work, and I am heated from thinking about how stupid politicians, people in general, and the world can be.
I love this country, and its freedom, but sometimes I think it would be better if the sh!t did hit the fan and we could start over. Preferably with my in charge, kicking big government and stupid laws in the @ss, lol.