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Where do Anti's come from?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sebastian the Ibis, Jul 9, 2008.

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  1. Sebastian the Ibis
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    My Uncle, who is a bit of a lefty, was in Central Asia speaking with some people that had been offered a chance to move to the USA courtesy of Uncle Sam. They were asking him about all America, what it was like and whether they should move here etc. So he thought the best way to explain America was to start with the Bill of Rights. He explained the First Amendment, and they nodded. He explained the Second Amendment and their eyes lit up. “You mean we have guns? We can defend ourselves?” For both my uncle and the soon to be emigrants a light bulb went off. America is truly a great place to be because the government trusts us enough to have guns to defend ourselves and shoot back if need be.

    I was thinking about this story the other day and I was wondering: Is there anyone who has lived under a despot or through a revolution/civil war that does not support the Right to Keep and Bear Arms? I doubt it, but I'd like to know if anyone has ever met one.

    Most of he Cubans and older Jews I know are armed to the teeth here in Miami. And the rest are probably just a little quieter about it.
     
  2. KiltedClaymore

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    i know where antis come from. they come from the north :neener:
     
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    I'd say that they come from a diseased mindset...one that is determined to make its own cowardice and irrationality into a virtue....and then mandate it!
     
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    Doesn't do much to explain Alaska.

    Fear breeds anti's.
     
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    And don't blindly blame all of the North East either, all 49 other states have draconian gun laws compared to Vermont, and we were here before most of the rest of ya's!:neener::neener:
     
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    All the governments that have killed their people by the millions have been socialist and they all took away the rights of the people to own guns.

    Socialist start as a party for the people and ends as a government that kills it's people. Hitler, Stalin and Mao, all socialist and all mass murderers.

    Socialism is alive and well in this country, just look to which party wants to take away your guns.
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    Ask your mother. :neener:
     
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    Our schools are teaching our youth to be fearful of firearms, not the person yielding the firearm necessarily. What do you expect?
     
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    Because your schools are run by socialist. They must have an anti gun message to get control of peoples lives. They can't control an armed populace.

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    Recipe for an Anti:
    -2 cups of a comfortable lifestyle
    -1 tablespoon of apathy

    -Mix thoroughly

    Note: You musn't add any logic or real firearm experience or else the recipe fails miserably.

    -Add 15+ years of emotional anti-gun brainwashing

    -Take out of the oven and you have fresh anti.
     
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    People who are against guns are victims of the mainstream media, apathy, fear, and emotion. They try to justify their position by calling us "gun nuts" but really, who are the ones justifying their position based and feelings and not logic?

    Efforts would be better spent lobbying for better after school programs than increasing gun control, but a new junior sports league is not as sensational as gun violence. Mainstream media doesn't help either, since the antis soak up whatever the media says.
     
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    Thats it actually...an unfounded fear with irrational attitudes,and oftimes thats why 'we need guns to protect ourselves'.
     
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    Academia, anywhere they think that the power of GFZs is working.
     
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    It's been said that "Misery loves company."

    So do Cowards.

    It's easier for Cowards to huddle with other like-minded, fearful Cowards and foolishly delude each other into thinking that if "guns went away, there would be no more gun crimes and they would thus, be forever safe from gun or any other type of violence."

    Another trait I've noticed about Cowards is a distinct lack of individualism. They prefer living in crowded urban areas; they seemingly are unable to be apart from a group--any group--for any length of time before growing nervous or uncertain, or fearful, and finding another group to join or cluster in.

    Cowards typically need leaders because they do not possess the intestinal fortitude to forge into unknown waters on their own. They are fearful of standing out by themselves, and absolutely terrified at the prospect of ever having to physically defend themselves, their loved ones or friends. Instead, they bleat and cry out for those braver than themselves to do their bidding for them.

    I'm firmly convinced that if there were no guns--and never had been any guns--the Cowards among us would be just as anti-Sword or anti-Knife or anti-Club as they are anti-Gun today.

    In short, Cowards are afraid and incapable of defending themselves. As such, they're miserable.

    And Misery not only wants company, it demands it.

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    The Northeast.
     
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    i know where antis come from. they come from the north

    I'd watch that sort of talk there, in jest or no--it leads to tempers flaring over times long past to no good end.

    And really, with Les Baer, Armalite, Springfield and fricken' Blackwater setting up shop here 'up north' in my neck of the woods--how anti do you think MOST of us really are?

    And man, nobody up here disrespects AZ--so be be nice.
     
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    Well yeah...but doesn't fear also breed gun owners?

    I wonder if it isn't two diametrically oposed reactions to the same fear of criminal violence?

    Some of us believe we have at least a fighting chance of protecting ourselves with a gun.

    The other ones think they can protect themselves by magically making all guns disappear.

    Same fear - different response.

    One is logical - the other is delusional.
     
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    My experience has shown MOST anti's come from one of two things.

    1. Ignorance of the facts and truth regarding gun use.

    2. Fear of guns because of misinformation, bad experience, or losing someone to gun violence.

    3. I have no idea where the REST of them come from, but if we find that dark, crazy place, what say we help them get over their aversion? :)
     
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    Irrational fear breeds anti's. Rational fear breads gun owners.

    Im willing to bet that per capita, there are more anti's in the Northeast and Southwest than there are in, say, Texas.
     
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    Fear of having to fight back.
     
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    sebastian.... perhaps off your line but......our government does not allow us to have weapons.....that is our right...and that right was recently affirmed. may seem a small distinction, but it is significant...
     
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    I've always thought they came from large cities because that's where you find the most anti-gun prejudice.

    Cities create an artificial environment of their own and insulate people from many worries. Cities protect and help provide for people in many ways. Those people learn to rely on the city, and by association, the city, state and fed government.

    When that artificial environment comes crashing down, it's not the place you want to be. That's why the S always HTF in cities. When the electricity goes out in the sticks, it's just another day. In the city it's SHTF.
     
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    Do they still allow that?
     
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