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We Could Use Tom Selleck About Now...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SharpsDressedMan, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

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    I know he has a lower profile with the NRA as of late, but the TV police commissioner could get on board and take a public pro-gun stance with the NRA over the semi-auto/assault/magazine rage, and set people straight. Mr. Heston, we miss you!
     
  2. rcmodel

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    We could use Slim Pickens, Bob Hope, John Milius, Tennessee Ernie Ford, R. Lee Ermey, Kim Rhode, Robert Stack, John Wayne, and Superman too.

    But we ain't gonna get them.

    rc
     
  3. HOOfan_1

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    We do have Lee Ermey though.....he is out there fighting the good fight
     
  4. Apple a Day

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    I agree that we could use a high profile, calm, reasonable personality to persuade and debunk the wild-eyed, extremist caricature that the anti's are trying to paint.
    God bless Ted Nugent but I'm not sure he does more help than harm.
    LaPierre tries hard but he's just not cute and cuddly.
    So, who DO we have that can add a little charm?
     
  5. jim243

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    RC you crack me up (LOL).

    As for Ermey he's bought and paid for by Glock.

    Jim
     
  6. rcmodel

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    Well, Glock could pay him to stop screaming in a drill Instructor voice he never used in the military as a drill instructor, but only in the old Vietnam movies he was in.

    And use a calm approach like a normal rational person he could be paid by Glock to be.

    He is a pretty good character actor after all.

    rc
     
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    Ermey has no gravitas. He's a cartoon character.

    We need someone universally respected (or nearly so). We also need someone who can stand criticism and who can think on their feet.

    Heston was a civil rights advocate that put his career on the line during the civil right marches. We need someone like that.
     
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    Brad Pitt and angelina jolie is who we need. They would be great!
     
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    I'm thinking more along the lines of Ronnie Barrett, Bill Wilson, or Jesse Duff. Jesse was great on Hannity. Ronnie knows how to speak his mind and apparently he means it. We've had enough of the Hollywood types turn on us.
     
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    Wayne has a look not much appreciated by middle of the roaders.

    OTOH he instantly turns the libs absolutely stark raving mad. Which is completely entertaining.

    Someone like Tom Selleck would be good at some level.
     
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    At this time, Selleck has the national recognition, charm, and air or credibility (I think he even GAINED ground with some of the left leaning when he responded to Rosie in such a civilized fashion) that would go a long way if he started speaking rationally about crime, mental health, 2nd Amendment, and responsible gun ownership. Peopole would listen.
     
  12. vito

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    I'm convinced that if Tom Selleck agreed to be the NRA spokesman the media would turn against him in a heartbeat, portraying him as an out of touch weirdo, just as the smeared the reputation and integrity of Charlton Heston when he was in that role. What might be more persuasive would be a series of national ads showing ordinary, salt-of-the-earth citizens who used a firearm responsibly to stop a crime or prevent a crime. A picture of a middle aged family man, who is a school teacher, a plumber, a physician or whatever with his family, and text relating the incident. Done over time with different folks, different stories, but all stressing the positive use of firearms might get some out there to see guns in a different light. Hunters are a shrinking portion of our society, so it is critical that we show that the 2nd Amendment was not put in the Constitution to protect the right to hunt, but to protect our rights, period, by ordinary citizens.
     
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    Friday evening's episode of Blue Bloods portrayed a lefty caricature of a conservative. I thought I was watching Law & Order. It pained me to see Selleck go along with a script like that. I hope he isn't getting soft in his old age.
     
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    I watched that episode as well, and I would not describe the individual portrayed as a conservative. I thought they were clearly showing him as a white supremacist, anti-Semitic, American Nazi type. Had the character just been a right wing conservative radio host but was still treated as he was in the episode, then I too would be disappointed. I consider myself a very conservative individual, a believer in this great county and our Constitution, but certainly do not equate my beliefs with any concept of white supremacism or anti-Semitism.
     
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    Man, he's scarier to the anti's/undecideds than we are! :D

    TCB
     
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    I'm in agreement with vito.
     
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    Agreed

    Tom Seleck would be a GREAT speaker and leader for the cause of the people.

    A few friends have seen him at SHOT and a few other gun shows and he is a high roller collector and shooter.
     
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    I found this - http://gunssavelives.net/blog/11-pro-gun-celebrities-yes-they-do-exist/

    I would love to see Tom Selleck and James Earl Jones stand together in a new media campaign to represent the NRA/Second Amendment. :D

    There are more pro gun celebrities at the link.
     
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    So what are the actual chances of getting a better spokesperson for the NRA? No offense, but LaPierre comes across as someone you would think a ______________ would look like. Hey, he knows his stuff. I think his inside leadership skills are decent, but frankly he is a terrible spokesman. I'm just calling them as I see 'em.
     
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    Tom Selleck would be a great spokesperson. Ice-T also gives a righteous explanation of the RKBA. But just a sideways stare at the antis from CHUCK NORRIS would send them all packing. (packing to go home that is)
     
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    What about that Gangnam Style guy? *rolls eyes* He could pretend to spank an AR15 while jitterbugging.
     
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    I don't know who,,,but anyone other than who we have. Sorry but it's true. I am sure Wayne is a great administrator, intelligent and organized. He is just NOT a public speaker.
     
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    Vito is right. Heston could take the heat, but he was one of a kind and had impeccable credentials. We saw what the MSM did with Eastwood in the last election. Anyone among the Hollywood crowd who steps too far out of line and begins to be a political threat to the leftist dogma is blacklisted and attacked six ways from Sunday. It's a lot to ask of someone to throw away every friendship and future job prospect.
     
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    Bugs Bunny ! and I am serious - think about it . Dress him up with an Uncle Sam uniform and have him represent our side.

    I wonder what the rights would cost ?

    Let the anti's demanize Bugs Bunny and see how far they get .
     
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