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Future gun owners: hippies, punks, goths, nerds and everyone else.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    This applies especially to police officers, soldiers and others who are considered authorities on weapons. Please take the time to pass your skills (firearm safety, marksmanship, tactics) to everyone else. Knowledgeable public who learned from you would give you more trust and support.

  2. RLsnow

    RLsnow Well-Known Member

    aye, a lot of different types of people like guns.
  3. hanno

    hanno Well-Known Member

    I taught my son to shoot at a young age. I have made it a point to take some of his non-shooting friends to the range with us and give them a chance to shoot a variety of handguns and rifles (after a safety course). Without fail, they have enjoyed it immensely and ask to go out again. I make a "convert" to our side whenever I can.
  4. Greell

    Greell Well-Known Member


    Recently I took the advice of some buddies from this site, to try to help some of the less-knowledgeable people at my work about guns and took some of them to one of the ranges I go to. I taught some of them some safety rules, and some basic stances and things that are typically considered "good habits"

    some of them seem to have taken a liking to it. Some of them insist on treating guns like they are "gangstas"

    you can't save em all! but definitely good to get other shooters out there and lean them towards learning the correct way.
  5. The Unknown User

    The Unknown User Well-Known Member

    I'm a nerd that's 21 in May.

    Dun dun dun!
  6. Huddog

    Huddog Well-Known Member

    I agree take every opportunity to convert someone to the pro-gun side of the argument as well as making the world a safer place by teaching the proper way to handle and shoot firearms.
  7. XD Fan

    XD Fan Well-Known Member

    Great poster, Oleg.

    Are there more in this theme?
  8. ilcylic

    ilcylic Well-Known Member

    Shooter looks like half my friends.
  9. JWarren

    JWarren Well-Known Member


    I'm good with teaching hippies, punks, goths, and nerds.

    But do we really have to teach the Emo Kids???? :neener:

    -- John
  10. XD Fan

    XD Fan Well-Known Member

    Thanks, JWarren. Made me laugh.
  11. dm1333

    dm1333 Well-Known Member

    Last year at a rimfire bench rest match there were three young people who looked out of place with their piercings, dyed hair, etc. Two of them, both male, shot high scores in the unlimited class. Then the girl got behind the rifle and smoked both of them and most of the rest of the class. So much for stereotypes.
  12. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Easily my favorite poster you have ever done, message-wise. Gunnies tend to be very "judge a book by it's cover"-ish when it comes to shooters, and it has been a thorn in my side for a long time. Lifestyle choices in one area don't necessarily have bearing on lifestyle choices in another. You don't have to wear 5.11 pants and have learned to shoot on Grandpa's knee to responsibly excercise your 2nd amendment rights anymore than you have to wear bondage pants and have a 3 foot high pink mohawk to listen to punk. Even democrats and journalists can be shooters, you know!

    Excellent, excellent message.
  13. datruth

    datruth Well-Known Member

    yes gun owners come in all shapes, sizes and colors

    we should all enjoy the shooting sports, safely and as often as possible. Judge a
    man/women on the content of their character not the outward appearance, because I know Im probably judged as some young wannabe gangsta and Im the total opposite, not by my speech but by my color , 25, black male but dot dress like a typical wannabe , I let my speech and actions speak volumes. I respect all people as they respect me and Thats how it should be , a##holes and gentlemen/Ladies come in all shapes, sizes and colors as well, everybody deserves to enjoy the pastime we enjoy, thats all. except mallninjas and idiots,lol just kidding , not really. you all get my point.
  14. MikePGS

    MikePGS Well-Known Member

    A nerd? Pshaw, would a nerd have a fifteenth level magic-user?
  15. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Very nice, sir, very nice indeed. Great message.
  16. thebaldguy

    thebaldguy Well-Known Member

    Great poster; we need to stop the stereotyping of gun shooters and owners.
  17. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Well-Known Member

    As a heavily-tattooed and sometimes-mohawked young man who's engaged to a heavily-tattooed young woman, I definitely appreciate this poster. I haven't personally come across much in the way of "profiling" when it comes to gunnies, but I know it's there, and have read it from users, both on this board and others.

    Sometimes there isn't an underlying reason for one's appearance, other than it's what makes them who they are.

    As always, good work Oleg.
  18. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    is that an FS2000?
  19. Bones11b

    Bones11b Well-Known Member

    This is exactly the direction we need to start thinking if we want there to be a future to the RKBA cause. I clean up real good when necessary, but left to mine own devices I wonder about my own appearance at times. :evil: We as a whole should embrace persons from all walks of life to make a better community.
  20. Beagle-zebub

    Beagle-zebub Well-Known Member

    I used to post on SKSboards a lot, and I was surprised to find on multiple occasions that the gun-enthusiast posters were formerly into hardcore punk in the '80s. It seemed like the Do-It-Yourself ethic and the distrust of authority (cops, specifically) made a shift gun-ownership and libertarianism comparatively easy. More and more, I get the impression that a wide array of American subcultures and minorities would naturally connect with most tenets of American conservatism, were it not for the association of it with religiosity, authority, main-stream whiteness, and other things that are perceived as being intolerant.

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