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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by armoredman, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. armoredman

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    I'm not sure about the "Governments Paralyzed" part. Personally, the less I hear our government doing, the happier I get. ;)
     
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    Referring to the wrangling/arguing on how they'll spend more of our money. Needed filler. :)
     
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    How about those of us who enjoy our RKBA but don't care for religion?
     
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    kinda political but i like it.
     
  6. armoredman

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    Emfuser, this is in referance to the famous Obama quote about bitter small town people clinging tight to thier guns and religion. If you are not "into religion", that is just fine - this is America, and you are free to believe or not believe in whatever. :)
     
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    thanks for the new wallpaper......
     
  8. Emfuser

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    armoredman, I am aware of the quote which your picture alludes to. I am merely highlighting a recurrent theme which I see in the gun owner community which may play into a sterotype
    that could be undesirable.

    I am curious about something, though. Do you belong to a gun club or range which is religiously biased? One that, perhaps, starts its meetings with a denominational prayer?
     
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    Nope, no gun club, not even a church goer, really. :) I just have my beliefs. Sorry if it offended you.
     
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    Those who fit that description are free to start their own thread. Probably best done at APS, if it's religion based.

    In this thread, religion is merely referenced as being in a quote by someone else.
     
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    What about threads based on the utterances of politicians? Don't they belong over at APS as well?
     
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    Awesome! St John and Moses , and John Moses Browning! (Even though that's probably not a Browning he's carrying.)


    I believe it's on-topic, because that has become a classic pro-RKBA phrase.
    Learn a little tolerance, I think guns and religion go together quite nicely!
     
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    I could do without the Bible but I like the overall message of the Poster.
     
  14. Emfuser

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    Perhaps you misunderstand.

    While I am not offended at your poster, I can state that it does not accurately represent me, nor a sizable percentage of the RKBA community who does not believe the same thing(s) as you do, when it comes to the other half of Mr. Obama's quote. You know, the one that has nothing to do with RKBA?

    I also am publicly questioning if playing so literally into Mr. Obama's utterance of a stereotype is harmful, even if it is meant as an act of defiance?
     
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    Tolerance, huh? How about tolerance of people on a GUN message board who aren't Christian, or don't want to deal with graphic based on the words of a politician?
     
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    Then make your own poster, I think it's good to reach out to the religious community, they are the most likely to vote for pro-gun candidates.


    This looks like it caters to Christians, but it's not telling you to convert, and if you don't want to read it, don't! I think it sends a very good, pro-gun message!

    The guy makes a pro-gun poster, and a bunch of people start criticizing him because they aren't his religion! It does no harm to you, and it helps you keep your guns!
    Let's please not get this thread closed!
     
  17. Mp7

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    i understand the gun part... but the Bible part
    seems very obscured, unless you see chaos as a proof of
    an existence of a deity.......


    get the book out of there and
    it will be a simple and clear ad
    everyboday can understand in a sec.

    ( ..sorry, i do this for a living)
     
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    If it is, then you are distancing yourself publically from my statement, which is perfectly fine, and I accept that gun owners, like all groups of individuals, are, in fact, individuals, and not mindless sheep or rednecks. Even though I freely admit much of who I am fits into the redneck mould, minus the horse, pickup truck, or six hound dogs under the back porch.

    [​IMG]

    Yes, that is me. :)
    MP7, the "book" is there deliberately, and is part and parcel of the message. And no, I don't do this as a living, would probably starve. :)
     
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    8o% or so of Americans are Christian, that's not even including other religions.
    I think it helps them see guns as a normal, all-American tradition, like they see religion.
    And this will get certain people out to vote pro-gun, especially in swing states, the states that decide whether or not the '94 ban will get passed again.
     
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    I like it! I dont understand why everyone is making such a big fuss about the Bible, but I do see where playing yourself into a stereotype could come off as in-yo'-face to antis, whether that is good or not could be argued.

    ibtl!
     
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    You know, if you were to mail this out to 100 people in say, Ohio, and tell them to send it to their friends.....
    Just a thought.
     
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    Never, chain letters annoy the heck out of me, wouldn't foist it on anyone else.
     
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    Maybe mail it out, and don't tell them to send it to their friends then?
    Can I do so?
     
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    Jimbo, it appears that your are incapable of seeing that poster as also being potentially damaging to the cause of RKBA, and have instead chosen appeal to popularity.

    Alrighty then.

    Good day.
     
  25. JImbothefiveth

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    Isn't appealing to popularity good for RKBA?
     
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