|Cartridge Belt and Holster (Photo credit: Kordite)|
In the meantime, I cannot help wondering if I might see a few more atheists around here arming themselves now that it will be a little easier to do so. I hope not, but I would not blame them for doing so even if I'm not quite ready to join them myself. While I have some difficulty believing that the sight of a pistol on a civilian's belt would have a large deterrent effect to Christian extremists who wanted to assault an atheist, I can understand why some atheists living here would hope for just such a benefit.
I suppose many of the atheists living in the U.S. bible belt who have reason to fear some of their Christian extremist neighbors are already utilizing concealed carry. If most of those who would want to carry a gun are already doing so, laws like this might not have much of an impact. It will be interesting to see how it pans out.
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