Islamophobic panic has Americans packing pistols

To show how nuts the US is getting, the FBI reported that last Friday 180,000 new guns were purchased & thousands are signing up for shooting classes.

There are only six states (inexplicably including Texas) which do not allow open carry of handguns. In the other 44, you can carry a gun in a holster for all to see. When I get hassled by some smart-ass, I understand the impulse to shoot somebody’s brains out. That’s why I don’t carry a gun. If it was allowed to pack in Texas, I might holster a toy pistol just to scare off. But it is damn scary that so many unhinged, scared people are packing. It gives you pause when you need to smart off to somebody to back them off.