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Outreach to the Spanish-speaking community

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Artigas, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. Artigas

    Artigas Member

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    Good day, folks. I have been thinking a lot recently of the growing Latino community here in the United States (I am part of it) and its potential to influence the course of our nation. I have seen some effort to share the importance of the right to keep and bear arms, especially in the language many of us consider our mother tongue, but I still feel more can and should be done. We cannot afford to let the antis continue to prey on the hearts and minds of such a large segment of our population uncontested. With this in mind I have recently created a blog, the link to which is in my signature, that seeks to reach out, in Spanish, to this demographic. This will be a single-issue, non-partisan affair. Anyone who is interested or knows someone who might be, please pass this along. I have one article so far and a lot of prettying-up to do, but I think it's a good start.

    Mods, I checked the rules and did not find anything prohibiting a plug for another site. If this is not acceptable, please let me know.
     
  2. 1911austin

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    If you could make up and post a PDF flyer describing your blog I would print some out and post them in areas of Austin. I don’t speak Spanish but will help where I can.
     
  3. Ashcons

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    This may be of interest to you.
     
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    Good idea!

    Do you have an english version, google translate looses some of the emphasis?

    BTW, that's probably the best use of cars in the argument I've seen!
     
  5. Artigas

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    Wow, thanks for the responses, fellas!

    I will get to work on some flyers. That's a very kind offer, 1911 Austin. I was born and raised in Texas, by the way.

    Thanks for the article, Ashcons. I'm going to get in touch with the author.

    hso, the translation would go something like this:

    I tweaked Google's translation of it.
     
  6. Red Sky

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    I will pass this along to friends and spread flyers in the Houston area when they become available. Great idea!
     
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    One thing I would hit own is gun controls current and historic links with racism in this country. While all the history I am aware of in regards to it revolves around blacks, it would definitely worth hitting on as latinos are another minority and if one is asked to select to be defenseless one should be well aware of the history of the subject when it applies to others.

    Also may be worth while looking around seeing what could be dug up when it comes to gun control specifically targeted at latinos in the SW US. Not aware of any off hand, but still something worthwhile looking into.

    Basically the point of this all is to basically say look what has been done to this other minority and how it was done, do we really wish to ever run the risk of us facing the same problem? This is a powerful message as it also allows you to bridge it into the black community as well and join together to make a more powerful and cohesive voice.
     
  8. Artigas

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    Great idea! Thanks for the input. I will do just that.
     
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    Great idea.
     
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    This is a great angle. I don’t think we would suggest that any group of people armed themselves if we planned on doing them any harm.
     
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    I will defiantly past this to a friend of mine. He is Cuban/American (new citizen) and i have taken him to the range with me a few times now. His English is a lot better than my Spanish, but it takes me a while to get him to understand some things.:banghead:

    I have been trying to explain almost everything in your article but it has been a slow process for me .This sounds like just the ticket.

    Thank you very much
     
  12. Artigas

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    That's great! I'm glad it could be of use. The article one poster linked to above was also written by an American of Cuban descent and talks about Castro's and other Latin American dictators' gun control schemes.
     
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  13. j.kramer

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    yo me he dado cuenta que todos o la gran mayaria de los latinos que estan en contra de las armas son inmigrantes hijos de aquellos que huyeron a este pais por causa de la violencia de sus gobienos al menos ese es el sentido que encuentro en las redes a diario

    dedico muchas horas del dia en las redes latinas tratando de hacerles ver que en esos paises estaba prohibido tener armas y que por eso el gobierno podia pisotear los derechos del pueblo a su antojo

    muchos de ellos no saben lo que es tener un orgullo de patria porque siempre pensaron que el gobierno era malo y no tienen los valores patrios de este pais

    ellos deben de entender que gran parte de ser cuidadano de este pais y lo que hace que este pais sea mejor son los valores y derechos de la constitucion de este pais y que esos valores y derechos deben ser protegidos por cada cuidadano o aquel que desee serlo
    si esos valores y derechos no se protegen terminaran viviendo en un pais iwal del que huyeron ellos o sus padres con malos gobiernos

    la mayoria de los que discuten en favor de que no haya armas no saben siquiera que es un derecho de cada hombre libre en este pais otorgado por la constitucion
    creen que se debe a la nra y otras tantas mentiras de los medios y solo repiten lo mismo que oyen en los medios
     
  14. Artigas

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    Gracias por sus esfuerzos, j.kramer! Me parece muy bien lo que dice usted. ¿Cuáles argumentos han sido más eficaces, en su experiencia?

    Thanks for your efforts, j.kramer! I think what you're saying is great. What arguments have been most effective, in your experience?
     
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