"Political correctness" could help us.


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Hoplophile
November 2, 2008, 06:44 PM
We need to minoritize. It's much harder for liberals to tell the Black League of Firearms Owners (hypothetical organization) not to own guns. Then they're racists. See?

Everyone attacks the NRA, but nobody goes after the JFPO.

Anyway, we should start a zillion little organizations dedicated to every specific minority. Then, the majority gets to say "Look how diverse our hobby is.".

Okay, maybe this is a bad idea.

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Pax Jordana
November 2, 2008, 07:33 PM
Okay, maybe this is a bad idea.

QFT. It doesn't help to be too divisive. Us versus them is quite enough. helping us to realize who they are would be a good way to spend money, however.

JWarren
November 3, 2008, 08:29 AM
It's much harder for liberals to tell the Black League of Firearms Owners (hypothetical organization) not to own guns.

...

Then they're racists. See?


I'd much prefer that we took a hard look at the use of racial mechanisms as a method of manipulation in our country.


Many do not want to admit it, but just accepting that there WOULD be a different measure of opinion IS RACIST.


Racism isn't about a prejudice against any particular minority group. Racism is if you allow race to be a factor when considering ANY ethinic group.


If this idea could be used to justify "protected" status, exactly how much of a leap would it take to go to the justification that those of a minority race should be allowed firearms, but not those of others? Once you accept the primary premise, making subsquent premises based upon race is easy.

And Racist.


Period.



-- John

david_the_greek
November 3, 2008, 09:52 AM
my brain stumper has always been why there isn't more firearm involvement amongst women/minorities. Obviously your parents etc have a lot to do with it, but i'd think minority organizations would preach the benefits of being able to provide safety for your community/family through firearm ownership. I dunno, obviously theres a lot of factors and history at play there. Another point, if I were a woman, I'd definitely want to have a firearm. No matter how feisty I was, there'd likely be no way to fend off a larger male or two larger males. The great equalizer would take care of that situation.

My girlfriend had a lightbulb moment when she asked me about my guns and why I thought they were important. She recognized that she's not as physically capable as a lot of the bad people out there and that she values her life enough to defend it. Even better, she completely agreed and recognized the importance of firearms as a check to the guberment! : ) Keeper!

BigG
November 3, 2008, 09:57 AM
David the Greek - that is indeed a puzzler but my experience indicates many are brought up with stupid ideas by less than intelligent parents or whomever. The idea of people embracing guns as a means of personal protection is about as remote as people embracing personal responsibility in any area. Finances, for one. :evil: So, stupidity seems to be hereditary.

mljdeckard
November 3, 2008, 11:20 AM
The Pregnant Gay Black Jewish Lesbian Women of Canadian Descent for the Protection of Firearms Ownership.

ReadyontheRight
November 3, 2008, 12:01 PM
Everyone attacks the NRA, but nobody goes after the JFPO.

As much as I like JFPO (I am a Life Member), the reason no one goes after JFPO is that no one has ever heard of them and they do not have any power.

The NRA has power because it has so many members.

"If you are receiving flak, you must be over the target". Having people with the wrong ideas "go after" you is a GOOD thing.

TEDDY
November 3, 2008, 12:22 PM
as I am 84yrs,I have seen alot of gun owners.my experiance in gun clubs was that the male members did not want women and could not be bothered with
young people.
before WW2 many high schools had gun clubs and many were top shooters.
all were rifle shooters.the NRA had a postal match sponsered by WILLIAM RANDAL HEARST.I have tried to get the NRA to make a story on the jr clubs as some were run by churches,legion,and of course schools.:rolleyes::uhoh:

rondog
November 3, 2008, 02:35 PM
Personally, I would LOVE to see government and school sponsored target shooting programs return. One of the best things my parents did for me was enrolling me in the local Police Athletic League .22 rifle program. I didn't compete, but I sure learned a lot, and had tons of fun.

An indoor police target range, probably unventilated. I can still remember the sweet-tasting crud in the back of my throat from the smoke of hundreds of .22 rounds.

FourTeeFive
November 3, 2008, 05:45 PM
This guy's website has some interesting info:

http://www.blackmanwithagun.com

I wonder if he's on THR?

Friendly, Don't Fire!
November 3, 2008, 05:47 PM
I can still remember the sweet-tasting crud in the back of my throat from the smoke of hundreds of .22 rounds.

I can too!:)

Anteater1717
November 18, 2008, 03:02 AM
Quote:
I can still remember the sweet-tasting crud in the back of my throat from the smoke of hundreds of .22 rounds.

I can too!

I've shot A LOT of .22lr and that hasn't happened yet. What am I doing wrong?

230RN
November 18, 2008, 03:56 AM
An indoor police target range, probably unventilated. I can still remember the sweet-tasting crud in the back of my throat from the smoke of hundreds of .22 rounds.

I think that's a sign of excessive lead exposure.

Not good.

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