From the Heartland

This is my soap box, on these pages I publish my opinions on firearms and any other subject I feel like writing about.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Doggy Ban infuriates the Social Elite

The gauntlet has been dropped;

How dare they ban my dog from the Haymarket Farmers Market. Fido is a valued member of my family, where ever I go he goes. I will not ever go to the Farmers Market again, they have lost my business forever.

Reader comment in the Journal Star

Comm UnSense wrote on August 13, 2006 9:15 AM:
"I think Sue has the right idea. Lets ban smoking at the farmer's market. Then we can ban strollers, then wheel chairs, then women with too much perfume, guys with bushy eyebrows, minors, crutches, back packs, cameras, cell phones, tatoos, piercings, and shorts that don't match your top. Not to mention flip-flop sandals. Those really annoy me. "



My response;

To damn bad. Now that your prescious untrained four legged child can no longer run rampant whining, yapping, snapping, pissing all over the vegetables and tripping up other shoppers I may for the first time visit the Farmers Market.

Kinda funny isn't it; the same people that want to ban concealed carry are pitching a cry baby bitch because they can't take their ill mannered pooch to a public venue so they can crap in the isles of a vegetable market.

Someone made the comment that dogs are banned but guns are not.

Lets compare for a bit;

What happens when people go out in public with their dogs

  1. Dogs Piss where ever they want when ever they want
  2. Dogs Poop where ever they want when ever they want
  3. Dogs Growl, snip or bite who ever they want when they want
  4. Dogs on long leashes can and do interfere with and get wrapped around other people.
  5. Dogs depending on the size and attitude intimidate and scare people around them
  6. Dogs are territorial and initiate fights with other dogs.
  7. Dogs can and do take it upon themselves to attack and bite anything they feel needs biting, including children.
  8. Too many dogs are untrained and are not properly controlled by their owners.
More Journal Star Comments

the reason there are rules.... wrote on August 13, 2006 9:39 AM:
"Loved the footage on the news last night about the farmer's market. Especially the clip of the dog peeing on the vender's tablecloth. No-class owners are the reason for the dog ban, of course! As long as there are clueless people there will be rules. DUH!"

agree with the new rule . . . wrote on August 13, 2006 11:17 AM:
"And you gotta know that wasn't the only incident of a dog peeing on a tablecloth or a foot or a basket of tomatoes."

My personal favorite,

hope to visit the market some day wrote on August 12, 2006 10:24 AM:
"Sorry, I can't help it. One more word on the dog thing. I love dogs. Unfortunately, with my severe adult-onset asthma, dogs and cats happen to be my biggest trigger. I am wondering if you folks who can't stand the thought of going to the market without your dogs are the same folks who voted for the smoking ban? I'm just curious. While second-hand smoke may kill you in 50 years- your dog could kill me TODAY. Do you care? Of course not. Why? Because you are ENTITLED to take your dog any place you please. Oh yea, I forgot. YOU are all that matters. Some day I hope you will notice that you aren't the only people on this planet and behave accordingly."

What happens when I go out in public with a concealed firearm

  1. My gun won't release bodily functions and will not go off by itsself.
  2. My gun is secured in a concealed holster that no one will ever become entangled in or trip over
  3. My gun doesn't make any noise nor does it intimidate anyone from its concealed position
  4. My gun is an inanimate object it is incapable of having an attitude it will never take it upon itsself to shoot someone
  5. My gun is not territorial it doesn't matter how many other firearms are around it will not initiate fights with other guns.

If a dog is in the Farmers Market it may bark, whine, bite, injure and disrupt the activities of every person there.

If I am in the Farmers Market no one will ever know I am even carrying a gun and it poses no danger to anyone there.

In short my gun is not going to lift its leg and piss all over the squash you were just getting ready to bag and buy. My gun is not going to irritate your allergies. My gun is not going to steal your kids food.

I am willing to bet that a large number of people that favor a concealed carry ban are the ones whining the loudest about a doggy ban. I'll even go so far as to say that I'll bet a bunch of these doggy lovers pulled the lever in favor of the smoking ban a few years ago as well.

The new Lincoln Mantra;

You can't take your gun or your smokes out in public, but how dare you have the freaking audacity to tell me that I can not take my dog to the Farmers Market so it can piss on vegetables, table clothes and bite your kids.

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