Macho men

05/10/2014 12:00 AM

05/09/2014 7:12 PM

On April 28, I stopped for a red light in Arlington and observed several (there were at least four) men, approaching the stopped cars and handing out some sort of pamphlet.

I was under the impression that this activity was against the law, but as I reached for my cell phone to report the activity to 911, I noticed at least three of the four were armed.

Two had hand weapons, and the third had some type of gun strapped at the waist and reaching nearly to the sidewalk.

I’m not real sure about the rest of you, but as a female in my late 70s and just over 5 feet tall, I was not inclined to roll down the window and chat.

I keep reading how gun advocates need to carry them to feel safe, so I’m wondering if a gang of you, approaching little old ladies in their stopped cars, meets this need.

Feeling macho yet, guys?

Oh, and all this activity, dear friends, took place kitty-corner from the main police station at Cooper and Division.

— Mary Martin, Arlington

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