He is no longer an ANTI!!!!!!!


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Black92LX
May 25, 2004, 10:33 PM
Well a friend of mine that i work with, revealed to me today that he no longer holds the beliefs about firearms that he had when we first met.
I met this fella at the begining of the school year and he was very very anti-gun in the hands of we the people. And was very active against Ohio getting CCW. And would never have anything to do with a firearm himself.
Through the course of working together (work study at my school) the topic of firearms came up quite often.
Well today he asked me to take him shooting. He said that thru all of the conversations. even the ones that got extremely heated from time to time. That my level headedness helped him to understand the MANY reasons that our society needs to have guns in the hands of the civilian populace.

I never pushed it on him just showed thru example primarily (taking others i work with and all had a very memorable experince and 3 of those 4 are now firearms owners themselves.) But of course when it would come up i would talk about it. Though i was rarely ever the first to bring it up with this individual.
He said that he plans to take handgun training courses this summer and hopes to get his CCW towards the end of the summer.

Oddly enough this is the second of my good friends that has gone from extremely anti to really being interested and wanting to get involved for themselves.

We got another one back from the darkside!!!

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Warren
May 25, 2004, 10:40 PM
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D BRAVO!

Greg L
May 25, 2004, 10:41 PM
Calm logical thoughts & discussions do wonders. With the help of Oleg's site I managed to recently turn a rabid anti from Australia (from another board) into, if not a gun nut, someone who acknowledges their need in society & what can happen if the general population is denied that right. He's starting to question just what Australia is up to by denying pocket knives too.

Recently he's been very grumpy that he found out that the Emperor isn't wearing any clothes :D .

Quartus
May 25, 2004, 10:47 PM
Thank you!



There are those who say we shouldn't bother - the antis minds (?) are made up and we are wasting our time.


Thank you for proving those people WRONG!


THis is how we win - one at a time.

Henry Bowman
May 25, 2004, 10:55 PM
Good on 'ya!! :D

buy guns
May 25, 2004, 10:58 PM
good job! the more people we recruit the less there is for the antis to brainwash.

WhoKnowsWho
May 25, 2004, 11:09 PM
I wish logic worked on all people... :(

If not logic, examples...

If not examples, just plain dumb common sense... :(

So far, one of the worst responses I have received from a workmate, when they ask me about why guns, and I say about defending the home...

"I'll just run" Um, yeah, you and the three kids until 4 along with the wife running from the house in the middle of the desert since they live in the boonies, not happening!

angrywalkindude
May 25, 2004, 11:10 PM
Good job!

(the black 92 is a mustang?)

Black92LX
May 25, 2004, 11:12 PM
(the black 92 is a mustang?)

Correct

http://www.mustangmods.com/data/3194/lxbeauty.gif

CrudeGT
May 25, 2004, 11:14 PM
Congrats, one at a time is a very good phrase for this. The mass of sheep will never open their eyes all at once, it must done one at a time.

Standing Wolf
May 25, 2004, 11:28 PM
Well done!

firearms_instructor
May 26, 2004, 12:13 AM
WELL DONE!!!

Excellent job, sir. One less anti to try to reason with. Wait till he's been to the range and experienced the fun of shooting.

It has been my experience that if you can just take them to the range once (after a decent familiarization & safety course, of course), they're hooked, or at least not scared to death of guns anymore. But more often than not they wind up hooked.

Thank you for doing that.

entropy
May 26, 2004, 01:36 AM
Well Done! :D This is how we win, one at a time. I'm working on a few more myself. You are an excellent example to follow.:)

swingset
May 26, 2004, 04:28 AM
Good going!

I've got 4 converts to my side, only 10,000,000 more to go! :D

Lagadelphia
May 26, 2004, 08:45 AM
Congrats, one at a time is a very good phrase for this. The mass of sheep will never open their eyes all at once, it must done one at a time.

Like the line from "Men in Black" "A person is smart. People are stupid."

possenti
May 26, 2004, 09:18 PM
In a way, I feel sorry for the anti's...

They don't know how much fun they're missing!

Good job, buddy! I've "converted" a couple by using your same techniques. I know the feeling of accomplishment you're experiencing right now. Great, ain't it?

4v50 Gary
May 26, 2004, 09:25 PM
Enlightenment. You've done well.:cool:

Treylis
May 26, 2004, 11:02 PM
(the black 92 is a mustang?)

Heh, I always saw it and thought it was a reference to a Beretta 92, and the LX was initials or something. ;-)

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