Hikers, and joggers, and guns. Oh, my!” Like the scary scene from the Wizard of Oz, whenever states pass or expand concealed handgun laws, critics whisper from the shadows of the Haunted Forest with dire prognostications of shootouts at traffic lights or, most recently, in state and municipal parks. Invariably, they are wrong.
“It’s probably not a good idea to argue with a stranger over a parking space at a state park or confront a reckless cyclist on your local greenway.
They might have a loaded handgun hidden in their belt,” warns “progressive” fear-monger Chris Fitzsimon of N.C. Policy Watch.
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