The Faces of American Gun Owners


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DontBurnMyFlag
September 5, 2007, 09:06 AM
I've been tinkering with an idea in my head for posters or other pro-RKBA media. Since being a gun owner in NJ is a rarity compared to other states, its always interesting to see who owns guns. This goes for all of America obviously.

Anti's and other close minded individuals still hold onto the tired old stereotype of the redneck, mountain man, anti-govt militia organizer or the gun nut. Granted...they exist...and we're damn proud at times :D

However, my idea would simply be a well done photograph of someone holding a gun of theirs. Just smiling and posing or something along those lines. However, on the posters it would say their age and profession. I think having a poster of a gun owner that people wouldn't suspect, might raise some eyebrows.

For instance. My high school chemistry teacher was a huge gun guy and ex-marine. Nicest guy in the world too, you would never suspect...he was an evil gun owner!

Lists of professions that I would list in an attempt to change people's minds about the stereotypes of gun owners would be:

teachers
researchers
doctors
business workers
musicians
a cook or chef
nurses
construction foreman
etc

Normal Americans living and working normal jobs. Men and especially women. Young and old. All races.

I know Oleg does amazing work with all groups of people. But there is usually a strong RKBA saying or self-defense saying. Of course they are amazing and incredibly useful posters. But I know of people (antis) who are literally scared of those ideas/posters.

Its just an idea that came to me so I thought id run it by you guys and see what you think. Ive just been running into so many close minded anti's lately.

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Rumble
September 5, 2007, 09:21 AM
There was a recent book like this - coffee table book - whose title I can't remember at the moment. It had some excellent pictures of people posing with their guns. Now, I have no idea what the agenda of the book was (I think it was vaguely anti, or "I just don't understand guns", but I don't recall it being overtly "look at these crazy people with their guns!!!!"). It was pretty cool.

I think this is a great idea. I'd be happy to pose, and I think I'm in one of those professions that would be sorta surprising - I'm a librarian.



EDIT: The book is Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in their Homes

hacksaw
September 5, 2007, 09:25 AM
Armed America

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