From Rob Morse at SlowFacts, "So, He Has a Gun:"
The man across the restaurant has a gun.
I look up. Yeah, there it is carried on his hip. I nod and go pack to checking my mail while we wait for our food to arrive. I know some people with strange phobias and they are afraid of firearms. The few people with phobias are unusual; not the 110 million gun owners in the US. It is time for the rest of us to get over the novelty and drama of firearms ownership.
The guy has a gun.