OK, just a small rant here: Yesterday we had a family gathering at my folks' house - just a nice little get together to welcome some relatives who are visiting from out of the country. So I walk into the yard, where a number of people are sitting on the patio chatting and sipping on beverages, and one of the guests (related to me through marriage) shouts out: "Hey...you've got our CPL, right?" To which I quietly nodded and then he loudly says: "So...you've got one of these", while he lifts up his shirt to expose his sidearm. This did not make me happy, but I just kind of nodded...again. He proceeded to tell me how, if anybody tried to start any s***, we had it covered...all this while swilling a beer (the law in our state says anything over .02% BA while carrying, is taboo). Now, my family is really not into guns, though they are tolerant of such and have no problem with people owning and carrying, and I could see the uncomfortable looks they were wearing when this guy piped up - so I added nothing to the conversation, at that time. A bit later when this guy was alone I mentioned to him about the drinking and also about the flashing of the gun and the running off at the mouth - how it just doesn't sit well with some folks. Of course I should have known better - he proceeded to tell me about his rights and how he could do whatever he wanted...blah, blah, blah...because the constitution says so (such a well-versed sort he must be). This little note, or rant, wasn't meant to go anywhere...just to get things off my chest. There are people out there who, regardless of constitutional rights, just shouldn't be strapping on hardware. I've known this guy for years and he has always been an in-your-face sort so none of this was a surprise - but it still stinks. Sorry guys... Later.