Moving public opinion toward pro-gun


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docsleepy
October 18, 2009, 08:56 PM
Has this been tried before? I never owned a firearm prior to the last election, so I'm new to this.

It seems to me that many would swing to being pro-gun if they began to conclude that their safety was more assured in a society where they could freely purchase and own such weapons.

(My family went out and bought seven when we thought that right might be abridged last November.)

Posters, letters to editor, etc citing real episodes in history -- sounding as close to America as possible -- might educate people. For example, educating about families being attacked during Argentina's recent economic problems. Specific instances where people were targeted during Katrina. Instances in recent european history where men were rounded up from a town and slaughtered.

Call as much attention as possible to real events where real people were unable to defend themselves.

With subtle or not-so-subtle punchlines that make the person think, "Do I want to be defenseless if that were to happen here?"


Has this been tried?
Thanks,
gordon

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hso
November 20, 2009, 12:04 PM
NRA's "Armed Citizen (http://www.nraila.org/ArmedCitizen/)" stories presents such accounts every month in their magazines. These stories don't typically get the coverage nationally that a shooting does. Pity.

If you google "armed citizen statistics" you'll get pages of hits that might provide good examples.

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