Re: @Trevor_Potts again
To extend my "flawed", "irrational and dangerous" analogy further, this is exactly why concealed carrying of weapons is permitted in many US states, whereas waving your weapon around in public is not. One behaviour is likely go unnoticed, whereas the other is likely to cause public anxiety and distress regarding the perceived risks."
In most, if not all States here (US), carrying a concealed weapon requires a permit from the local Police or Sheriff authority with jurisdiction whereas "open carry" is practiced by some gun enthusiasts as asserting their right to carry established by the second amendment to the Constitution. There is ongoing dispute about that, with most Courts siding with the right to carry as well as own, with some restrictions, such as fully automatic weapons, above 50 caliber, felons, mental illnesses, etc. Personally I'm very anxious when around persons walking around in public `with an exposed weapon , MY problem apparently, as I cannot possibly know the motive or need for it. As a male, I'd be offended to some degree by someone's exposed penis, depending on the situation, but not overwhelmed with fright, unless I was accosted. Upon watching a bike ride? I think not. On the bus or in the workplace? Upset, and reasonably so for myself and most others I believe. Our country used to have reasonably effective mental health services until the election of Ronald Reagan to Governor in CA, thus setting the precedent for "it's all about me" government. Now it's not uncommon to see ranting homeless rampant in many cities and even small towns; there are no treatment centers except for those judged criminally insane.
I'm a gun owner of 6 or so guns of various types as I used to hunt game. My sons use them now for target practice and hunting. I bought my first as protection against a threat made against my pregnant wife and me over a property purchase. Restraining Orders offer no real protection and simply piss people off even more. Our situation defused with time and distance, thank goodness. We live an hour from any response of law enforcement and almost a much from any medical facility,, so it had to be self protection or none. The gun in public is only useful for violence. When was the last time a bear attacked anyone in Costco, or McDonalds, for that matter?
As for penile control, I would prefer that an erection would be a matter control or a switch. While I suffered frequent embarrassment in Middle and High School. a bit less in University, after chemo,radiation and seven major colorectal surgeries, I would like to have control for the opposite reason. I'm not old and regret no losing what I couldn't have when I was so physically ready. It s a beautiful, natural part of life, not criminal if mutually agreed.