Phil wrote:These open schlong (gun) slinging assholes were trying to offend and scare people where open carry is not the social norm.
Very much to the contrary. If anything, they were trying to show people that there was nothing offensive or scary about carrying a gun. I've said it before: if your intent is to offend or scare people, open carry will greatly disappoint you with the results. The great majority of people are neither offended nor scared by it.
I don't consider black people who dared to violate the "social norm" by going in public with a white boyfriend or girlfriend, or who dared to sit at the front of the bus to have been "assholes" for having done so. But it looks like that's your personal standard for assholelry. You might want to think about it a little more.