The message we need to get out


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Skribs
January 23, 2013, 03:56 PM
I'm not in a position to get this message out. I don't have the resources, the contacts, or the networking skills to do so. But this is the message we need to put out there: trivializing gun owners is a form of descrimination.

If I were to say that we should put mandatory background checks on blacks, I'd be considered racist. If I say we should register Muslims just in case, I'd be profiling. If I say we shouldn't let women have certain jobs, I probably wouldn't be in charge of hiring. If I say anything defamatory about any group based on religion, nationality, color, ethnicity, gender, orientation, or pretty much anything else, I am in the wrong.

Why is it, then, that just because I own a gun, the President himself can assume I am part of a cult that glorifies violence and wants to see more kids murdered? Why is it that just because I own a gun, most people want to treat me like a second class citizen? Why is it that just because a couple of people in the group of those who use guns, use them inappropriately, that we should all suffer?

Where have we seen this before? The Japanese attacked us, so we interned U.S. citizens of Japanese origin. Racial profiling by police officers. Both of these are abhorrent in modern society. Yet, just because of the acts of far fewer people, our whole gun culture is pushed aside?

This post may seem like a rant, and it is. People need to realize it is actually offensive to tell me that because I own a gun I'm likely to shoot up wall street. It is offensive to tell me what I need and what portion of my rights I should be allowed to keep. It is offensive to call me and people like me horrible names insinuating that I am selfish, callous, or bloodthirsty just because I believe in the second amendment. Frankly, I'm tired of it.

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I_AM_LEGEND
January 23, 2013, 04:45 PM
Here's two great points that are easy to remember and drive home a good point.

I need an AR-15 about as much as Rosa Parks needed that seat on the bus, rights aren't about needs.

Democrats want a background check for all firearm purchases. Background checks require government I.D. Democrats say requiring government I.D to vote is racist, therefore, requiring a background check to purchase a firearm is racist.....

Skribs
January 23, 2013, 04:52 PM
Wow, very good points.

j.kramer
January 23, 2013, 04:52 PM
I'm not in a position to get this message out. I don't have the resources, the contacts, or the networking skills to do so. But this is the message we need to put out there: trivializing gun owners is a form of descrimination.

If I were to say that we should put mandatory background checks on blacks, I'd be considered racist. If I say we should register Muslims just in case, I'd be profiling. If I say we shouldn't let women have certain jobs, I probably wouldn't be in charge of hiring. If I say anything defamatory about any group based on religion, nationality, color, ethnicity, gender, orientation, or pretty much anything else, I am in the wrong.

Why is it, then, that just because I own a gun, the President himself can assume I am part of a cult that glorifies violence and wants to see more kids murdered? Why is it that just because I own a gun, most people want to treat me like a second class citizen? Why is it that just because a couple of people in the group of those who use guns, use them inappropriately, that we should all suffer?

Where have we seen this before? The Japanese attacked us, so we interned U.S. citizens of Japanese origin. Racial profiling by police officers. Both of these are abhorrent in modern society. Yet, just because of the acts of far fewer people, our whole gun culture is pushed aside?

This post may seem like a rant, and it is. People need to realize it is actually offensive to tell me that because I own a gun I'm likely to shoot up wall street. It is offensive to tell me what I need and what portion of my rights I should be allowed to keep. It is offensive to call me and people like me horrible names insinuating that I am selfish, callous, or bloodthirsty just because I believe in the second amendment. Frankly, I'm tired of it.

you would be profiling if you asked for background checks from white juviniles from 18 to 25 like the ones on the latest murders

those who use guns include many criminals in that group even some considered terrorist by some dont make us part of that group

we are legal gun owners not those that use guns

Drail
January 23, 2013, 04:59 PM
Even if you pass a background check and come out squeaky clean what happens when next week your doctor starts you on Prozac and you flip out and shoot up a mall? Background checks are not the answer to the problem. The answer to the problem is to let the good people deal with the bad people. The Govt. has no authority or obligation to "keep us safe" from ourselves.

Skribs
January 23, 2013, 05:02 PM
I'm not sure if it was what I heard at the rally on Saturday or from my Dad on Sunday, but the idea was "freedom is about letting people do stupid things, and sometimes that's tragic."

The idea is that you can't regulate away stupid decisions or bad behavior.

ball3006
January 23, 2013, 05:07 PM
I like the post on government IDs. May I pass it on? chris3

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