Lat week I grabbed a quick lunch at my favorite restaurant. It was pretty crowded. Several families with little kids. The food was fine and I was enjoying life.
Then this guy came walking into the section I was in - had a holstered gun on one hip and another gun stuck into his belt on the other. Rough looking dude.
This was disconcerting to me. Legal in Arizona now, but I couldn't help wondering why he would need 2 guns to complete his day. There are so many maniacs running loose these days from the U.S. congress right down to the local "tea party" crazies; full of themselves and trumpeting their freedom to dash civility to the ground and express themselves fully, anger and all.
Was this guy going to open up on us and if so would I be crazy enough to go after him or would I hit the floor?
I'll never know. He glanced around menacingly before moving into the next section. I never heard any shots or read anything about it in the next days paper.
I just ate the rest of my cheeseburger and left feeling a bit uneasy about life in these United States.