Just Because Something Is Legal, Should You Do It? – Guntalk Radio

Nicholas Looman and Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol
Nicholas Looman and his Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol that he was stopped with after voting.

MANDEVILLE, LA –-(Ammoland.com)- It’s the latest court victory and an open-carry controversy, this week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk (R) Radio, the original nationally syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

Second Amendment Foundation’s President Alan Gottlieb drops in on Sunday with information on the latest victory.

This one comes from Maryland, where a federal court ruled that the state conceal carry law – where one had to prove why they needed a permit – was unconstitutional. Read the press release from the Second Amendment Foundation.

Setting off a flurry of comments on Gun Talk Radio and in cyberspace is the story of Nick Looman of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Looman was detained by local police after legally openly carrying his holstered pistol into an elementary school last Tuesday as he voted in a primary election.

Up for discussion – Just because something is legal, should you do it? Callers last Sunday were on both sides. Hear more about it, and weigh in with your thoughts, when Looman stops by on Sunday.

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Mark Matis

The "public servants" you speak of, David, are not there to do "what we are too lazy to do". This country's "Legal" system has repeatedly affirmed that they have NO duty to protect Mere Citizens. Instead, they are nothing more than a Praetorian Guard, and exist merely to protect and fund their Masters. A majority of them do not even know what is IN their oath of office. And those few who DO know willingly spit on their oath to the Constitution anyway.


The reason this is even a question is because the antis were allowed to pass laws keeping us from carrying in the 1st place. Thereby "normalizing" non-carrying. Before gun control laws were passed it was normal for a man to carry a gun. And crime was a lot lower and our elected reps weren't so quick to pass laws taking our money, our property and our rights. If everyone carried openly or concealed that wanted to our society would be a better place. And the "public servants" who we pay to do what we are too lazy to do would… Read more »


I quite frankly have mixed emotions about this. The reason I carry is for protection of me and my loved ones (and I think that is the reason we all should, if capable). Obviously it is my best interest to be discreet when carrying so I can retain a tactical advantage. I do not beleive that someone should carry simply to make a political statement but on the other hand we would be better off as a society if more people were accustomed to and comfortable with seeing fellow citizens armed. It takes away the irrational fear. If you can't… Read more »


The rationale is tarnished by the fact that we equate integrity with merely avoiding indictment.