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Do you believe in advertising your opinions?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dav, Mar 17, 2004.

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Do you believe in advertising your opinions?

  1. I share my (gun related) opinions/beliefs visibly on my vehicle

    6 vote(s)
    14.6%
  2. I do not show it on my car, but will discuss it freely with anyone

    25 vote(s)
    61.0%
  3. I do not show it on my car, but will discuss it among friends only

    8 vote(s)
    19.5%
  4. I do not let others know, but others can do what they want

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. I do not let others know & think doing otherwise is asking for trouble

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  6. I'm much to PC to offend others by offering my opinions in public

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other (feel free to expound in your post)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. dav

    dav Member

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    I just got my new "vanity" license plates: on car and empty plate

    I know many here believe strongly that "advertising" increases risk, and that others are tired of being PC (politically correct).

    So I thought I should start a poll, just too see how many are on each side of that question.

    Do you advertise? Would you if you found something appropriate? Or do you think it is a bad idea?
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2004
  2. Beetle Bailey

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    I voted for "I don't advertise, but I talk with anyone."

    There is gang activity in my area and I don't want my car to be a target. Besides, I doubt I can do much to dialogue with fellow motorists while I am driving around town ;) .

    OTOH, I will talk with anyone about my beliefs regarding RKBA. I think I can make some good logical arguments for any fence-sitters and if someone is irrationally anti-gun, I just say, "Well, if you aren't even going to listen to what I have to say, why are we having this discussion?" :scrutiny: :D :neener:

    BTW, if I want to offend someone :p , when they say, "But all guns are designed to kill people!" I just answer "Not all guns are designed to kill people. Some are designed for target, competiton, or hunting. But I don't buy those kind. :neener: "

    (Editted to add the following:) ) I'm joking about the last part (but they don't need to know ;) ). I'd be interested in any and all of those activities.
     
  3. nico

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    I wouldn't say that I only talk about it with friends, but I wouldn't talk about it with anyone either. My boss for example (along with just about all of my other coworkers), is a die hard democrat, so I'd be very wary of discussing guns with her.
     
  4. Black Majik

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    We all share a common problem, living in California.

    I grew up here most of my life, and I know this state considers anything firearm related to be taboo. That's why I only discuss this hobby amongst friends. I wont even bring it up to acquaintances, cuz for all I care, they're on a need to know basis until our relationship is further established.

    My close friends though, I think they're getting tired of all my aquisitions and blabber. :eek:

    In the end though, of my group in still the only one that's a hardcore shooter. I have a few that ask to go to the range every once in a while, and only 1 other friend that has a gun (S&W Model 29 his dad gave to him). Still even amongst our friends, they still view guns as kinda taboo. :(

    And all this time I was hoping Counterstrike would change all that :neener:
     
  5. pax

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    I saw a single-panel comic once. Fellow standing at the door with a clipboard. Homeowner inside the open door, saying, "Well, she's not here -- but anyone on the block could give you her opinion."

    ;)

    pax

    A bore is someone who persists in holding his own views after we have enlightened him with ours.
     
  6. Beetle Bailey

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    I guess I should clarify. I don't go around asking people if they are gunowners or how they feel about gun ownership, but I don't let a anti-gun comment go unanswered either. I just try to say calm and reason with 'em ;) .

    Patience. . .;)
     
  7. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    For security reasons I don't display any type of
    firearms affilliation decals on my car. I figure that is a
    sure invitation for thieves to target your vechile; but
    I will discuss freely and very openly my beliefs on gun
    ownership, with just about anyone!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  8. Black Majik

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    Heh, its a lost cause. This guy enjoys shooting w. me, I took him to shoot trap and he absolutely loved it, but he wont consider buying a gun.

    As for counterstrike influencing him? He's been playing for a few yrs now, gets #1 on the top 15 list at the UCI cyberzone... I dont think Counterstrike will influence him anymore. :eek:

    Still most of my friends frown on me buying more firearms. They wonder how I can drop so much money on a.... gun....
     
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