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America Unrecognizable

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hunttheevil, May 5, 2013.

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  1. BK

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    It's appropriate to feel uncomfortable with someone's skin color... when the issue is the gun owning community and the attendance at NRA conventions?

    I don't follow.
    He's uncomfortable with particular skin color(s). I guess that being racist or not is in the eye of the beholder.
     
  2. Cosmoline

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    It's appropriate to worry that the attendance is overwhelmingly white and male (assuming it is--I haven't seen figures). And it's appropriate to worry that demographic support needs to be broadened. Those who point out this problem should not be accused of "racism" against white males. Women and Latinos for example are critical demographics for success.
     
  3. wgaynor

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    Quit looking for a reason to have hurt feelings BK. We're all on the same team here. Any of us can pick a million things to get offended about daily, but most choose not to. Now, hug, makeup, and quit complainin' before this thread gets locked.
     
  4. BK

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    That's not what he said.
    He said said his comfort level is affected by skin color. I think we play into the PC game when we think that race is a relevant issue with which to judge a group. Since there are not enough darkies in the crowd, someone gets uncomfortable. Weariness of political correctness (worrying about the skin color of the crowd) in an effort to avoid offending anyone (who holds skin color above character) is the wrong approach IMO.

    I'm not trying to pick a fight guys. I just hate this PC bull crap about skin color and how uncomfortable people get when a crowd gathers that isn't "diverse".
     
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    She's an awesome lady. Thanks for the heads-up on the speech. I enjoyed watching it.

    Geno
     
  6. leprechaun50

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    This country is made up of all different races and nationalities and it would seem to me that we should be reaching out to those whose interests, whether they be the Second Amendment, or just the freedom that this country was founded on. If we are to keep our freedoms it will take all of us working together.
     
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    I understand what both sides are saying, it would be better if there were more minorities in the crowd, but the moral right is whoever bought a ticket was there. I don't know if this speech was a ticketed event, but you can't Title 9 an NRA speech and have quotas of how many tickets each race gets. Then if a certain amount aren't filled, nobody gets them. If the people who bought tickets were white males, that's who's gonna show up.
     
  8. SabbathWolf

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    No. You ARE trying to pick a fight over stupid stuff.
    The voting blocks in America ARE diverse, whether you like it or not.
    And wanting to see more people from those groups as well is not racist whatsoever. In fact, it would be quite helpful.

    I agree with wgaynor...You are just looking for a reason to have hurt feelings.
     
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    While I do support other countries advancing their freedems in respect to firearms, I'm not sure what having folks from other countries will help with the US political climate, beyond trying to establish norms around the world. If your talking about hyphinated-americans, well, I was always told you cant be something your not, nor can you serve two masters. I dont care what race, color, creed, religon, etc, an american is...Its that they are american and want to keep america moving forward to be the best that it can be. Thats what is important. Other countries and the hyphinated-americans, well, I see that as a side show, and my rights arent a circus.
     
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    Thanks for the post of the great video.

    Sad part is that it was highjacked very soon after posting. Doesn't seem very HIGHROAD?
     
  11. SabbathWolf

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    I don't have a problem with hyphenated-Americans at all.
    I see it as a way of honoring your ancestors and lineage.
    It has nothing to do with serving two masters.
    I mean, I "could" call myself a Saxon-American if I wanted to.
    I don't.
    But it wouldn't hurt anybody at all if I did so long as I remain loyal to America.
     
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    >I don't have a problem with hyphenated-Americans at all.

    I do. You're either an American, or you're not.

    I don't care where your parents came from, or where you came from before you got your citizenship.
     
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    Fellas, please take your off topic conversation to PMs so this thread doesn't get closed.
     
  14. Squeaky Wheel

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    That was an outstanding speech. Thanks for sharing the link. We need more people like her to stand up.
     
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    she rocks!!!
     
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    As all things change. Some people just are not patient enough for change to happen naturally, but it always changes.
     
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    Can the five million NRA votes propel this lady to the Presidency? :)
     
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