Re: Are cyclists that carry guns paranoid and insecure gun fanatics?
Originally Posted by tonyzackery
Fear is a prime motivator for some, maybe many, possibly a majority...
Seatbelts and spare tire in your car? Primarily motivated by a fear of danger on the roads?
Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in your home? Primarily motivated by a fear of burning in a fire?
First aid kit in the cupboard and hand sanitizer in the bathroom? Primarily motivated by a fear of sudden illness, injugy or contagion?
All signs of paranoia, insecurity and fanatical fear?
No - just what is broadly accepted as common sense preparation for unexpected and often uncontrollable risks of everyday life.
Fear of guns and people who own and carry guns? Afraid those guns will go off and kill you? Afraid that once the cold gunmetal touches your hands you will suddenly crack and start shooting?
Now that's paranoia.
But seriously, I've gotta get me a carbon compact Glock - it just wouldn't make sense carrying a heavy metal piece on my new carbon Cervelo P2. Yes - I know - that carbon water bottle holder won't make me faster. Just call me a bike fanatic.