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Family of Virginia Tech massacre victims to unveil gun law ad

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by Suicide*Ride, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride Well-Known Member

    Here's the link: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local...h_massacre_victims_to_unveil_gun_law_ad_.html

    If the anti's can use TV to push for this, how can we (gun owners) use TV to combat against it? :uhoh:

    Any ideas??
  2. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    Perhaps they should be pushing the control of murderers and the mentally unstable, not further restrictions on tools.

    How will disarming lawful citizens make anyone safer?
  3. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    So uhhh, Cho bought his firearms from a dealer, not at a gun show.

    He even passed the NICS check, which is what the so called "gun show loophole" avoids.

    How stupid are people exactly?
  4. runrabbitrun

    runrabbitrun member

    It's hard to imagine how
    family members of the victims can even THINK
    that by enacting more restrictive guns laws, it will 'somehow'
    protect more people in the future in the event some nut goes postal.

    Some days, I think the sheeple have removed
    the wool from their eyes and then I see stuff like this.

    Amazing, simply amazing. :rolleyes:

    If anything, (if one of my family members was a victim)
    I'd be yelling to STOP the madness of trying to disarm
    and restrict law abiding citizens from protecting themselves.

    Un believable the Kool-Aid some of these people will drink. :banghead:
  5. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    That "gun-free-zone" parody ad might be nice...
  6. Duke of Doubt

    Duke of Doubt member

    My sympathy for those people ends when they exploit their dead relative for political purposes, much as a certain nauseating antiwar activist exploited her heroic dead son a few years ago, and much as a certain family exploited September 11 to have their missing, criminal daughter reclassified as a victim of the attacks despite lack of evidence she either survived until 9/11 or was on Ground Zero at H-Hour (long but fascinating story):



    And how stupid. It would be like survivors of an air disaster using the dead to support banning commercial aircraft, and closing the "Fixed Base Operator Loophole."
  7. Kenpo

    Kenpo Well-Known Member

    Ideas? I think we need more people like this:



    People who have experienced loss, but remain objective, logical and aware of how this all really works.

    The anti's are reaching out and contacting anyone they think they can sway to their side, especially people who have suffered violence in their lives where guns are involved. Some of these people may not have been particularly anti gun, but couple their hurt and emotional state, and take an eloquent anti pushing arguments with skewed facts and they may become incline to be involved in this type of anti commercial.

    Ideas? Organization and network. Contact people who also have lost loved ones to violent encounters where guns were involved but who remain clear headed on the issue and work to get their voices heard. The anti's think someone who lost a family member or friend has more credibility. On an emotional scale (in terms of how it connects with "fence sitters" etc) they probably do. That's why they target these people.

    The general public, the sheeple, need to realize that not everyone who has experienced gun related violence thinks gun restrictions are the answer.... not even close.
  8. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    Psychologically, it could be very hard to allow yourself to think that your kid might not be dead if only he/she had been armed. It suggests that their death did not NEED to happen.
  9. Prince Yamato

    Prince Yamato Well-Known Member

    This is going to backfire. As soon as the reasons behind the ad are exposed, people will lose sympathy for the victims. "We need to close the gunshow loophole so people like Cho can't get guns!"..."Right! Because if it weren't for the loophole, Cho wouldn't have guns!"..."Well, Cho didn't buy his guns at a gunshow."... "Well, why are you advocating for this law then?"

    Watch... these people are digging themselves into a hole.
  10. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride Well-Known Member

    One can only hope...

    BTW -
    Has anyone seen the ad yet?
  11. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

  12. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride Well-Known Member

    I asked if anyone had seen the ad yet because I can't. I was hoping folks would comment on the things that they thought were either right or wrong as far as RKBA goes.

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