encounters with "anti gun" people.


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XxR3M0V3RxX
November 14, 2010, 04:28 PM
I read and see (online) a lot of fear talk about "liberals" wanting to take away peoples gun rights or complaining about guns in general.

now I own a gun and I am "not conservative". maybe that might surprise most "fox news/tea party/neo facists in the room. I just find it hard to believe that your rights to gun ownership are as "under attack" from "liberal people" as the fear mongers amogst would have you believe.

can anyone cite real world examples (not legaslature) where a person has come upto you and complained in some way about your gun rights?.

ps. I'm not trying to start a political debate or anger anyone, I'm just trying to justify all the fear talk I hear.

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Rail Driver
November 14, 2010, 04:34 PM
It's generally not a topic that someone is randomly just going to walk up to you and start harping on you about.

By the comment I quoted, it REALLY puts your question in a bad light when you start calling us fascists.

Historically (ie the past several decades) it HAS been liberal legislature, media, and people in general attacking firearms rights. Have you ever heard of the Brady campaign? There's a prime example of non-legislative complaint about the right of the people to keep and bear arms. I'm not saying that some people with liberal politics don't own guns, and I'm not saying all liberals are anti-gun. I'm also not saying all conservatives are pro-gun, but do some reading up on the topic before you start calling people out as fascists and fear mongers.

As far as more real world examples of someone decrying my firearms ownership directly to me, it happens every time I go to Michigan (OC state, and I OC when in MI), it happens every time I go to Kentucky (Another open carry state). Even here in Florida I've had people comment in my presence that they don't think people should be allowed to have guns (waiting in line at the gas station or wal-mart wearing a Thompson Machine t-shirt).

Justin
November 14, 2010, 04:39 PM
So, you show up here, toss out a bunch of insults about the membership, and then proceed to set up a semantic straw man argument in order to demonstrate that you're intellectually superior to what you assume is a forum full of cave-dwelling "neo fascist" troglodytes.

I'm sure you're probably a nice person in real life, but perhaps if you're actually interested in discussing issues related to gun control, and why the people here believe as they do you ought to do it in a manner that demonstrates your ability to remain civil, rather than coming across as a condescending pseudo-intellectual jerk.

Thanks.

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