I have seen a lot of threads about why so many anti's seem to be in our society and it made me think of this story. I posted it in an other thread but thought I would start my own instead. Any one else have one of these stories? about someone just being ridiculous about you carrying a gun? Recently my cousin and I went out on the salt river in kayaks each of us with a 357 on our hip. We came back in having a good natured laughing conversation, smiles on our faces from an enjoyable morning at the river. a large group was setting up for a picnic just next to the beach when we got back. A young man of about 19 or 20 saw us and started freaking out, in a panic exclaiming loudly how he doesn't like guns (several times), they scare him and he was leaving till we were gone. His mother and father looked rather embarrassed and were trying to quietly calm him down to no avail as he was stumbling over ice chests and baskets in such a hurry to leave. As luck would have it he scampered down the same trail we had to go down to get to the truck. He started running when he saw we were "following" him and who knows how far into the desert he went to "get away". His dad took off after him cursing under his breath ready to kick the kid's butt. When we went back down to grab the other kayak, we said their "friend should calm down, we didn't threaten any one or even have our guns out of the holsters." We asked what the deal was with the young man (I use the term "man" loosely as it is my belief that no man would ever behave in such a way). His mother rolled her eyes and said she had no idea and apologized on his behalf. She asked us why we carried anyway, with seeming tone of confusion as to why on earth would any one need a gun in this day and age. I told her I carry because I love my revolver dearly, it is wonderful for protection against snakes and other potentially dangerous critters (first round was snake shot), and I enjoy exercising my right as stated in the second amendment to our constitution. She seemed surprised at the response but just said "oh ok" and left it at that. My point is the world is full of those irrational types, and if you wonder why we don't live in the same world as our older friends on this forum lived in growing up, its because of people like that. The only thing we can do is attempt to educate the misinformed. I hope people are cured of this insanity soon, but I doubt it will ever happen.