I guess we should be getting used to these juvenile displays of machismo lunacy by now. Remember the political events a couple of summers ago when teabaggers were toting their assault rifles to the rallies, just in case someone needed to see how manly men behave in public? It was a reminder to everyone else that insecure people have to keep a crutch handy, and it made a lot of people very happy.
A woman shopping at a J.C. Penney store in Riverdale, Utah, was surprised to see a young man come into the store carrying an AR-15 assault rifle for an accessory. She took a couple of cell phone photos of the guy, a 22 year old who had notified police in advance to let them know he was going shopping. He also had a Glock 19c on his hip, for good measure, because only a complete fashion diva carries an assault rifle without a Glock before Easter.
Maybe we should start a movement in which people carry Nerf swords and Nerf dart guns around with them in public. Or cushy pillows, just in case a pillow fight breaks out.
Here's the character I thought of when I saw those photos:
"Take it easy, Leonard..."