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Understanding Anti Gun Mentality

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Jamie6.5, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I found this (again) recently, and thought it relevant to many discussions we've had here.
    If you have a few minutes, please read and comment.

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    Understanding anti gun mentality

    I would post the whole article here, but the site won't let me. I found this a great read, and think that it would benefit many of us to have these tools in our arsenal during our (your) next discussion with an anti.
     
  2. Bam

    Bam Portland Member

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    It seems like the vast majority of people don't understand the concept that it takes law enforcement time to respond and in that time a lot of stuff can happen.
     
  3. sprice37

    sprice37 Albany Oregon Active Member

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    Too many sheep:D
     
  4. fuhr52

    fuhr52 Lane County. Oregon Well-Known Member

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    With this logic if we didn't have cars we could end motor vehicle accidents. If we band bicycles we would also be safer. If we band pencils no more misspelled words
     
  5. quaintance

    quaintance beaverton New Member

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    For some reason, I don't think banning pencils is gonna work.
     
  6. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    :bluelaugh:
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    :bluelaugh::laugh::bluelaugh: I see what you did there! ;)
     
  8. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    She reminds me of those "Hug a Tree/Don't Harm a Flee" People. :lolbeat:
     
  9. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Everyone needs to remember that police don't prevent crime, they react to it. That's why I always carry.
     
  10. judicator

    judicator McMinnville Active Member

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    I've found that most anti-gunners fall into a certain stereotype. They tend to be extremely emotion-based people, or Type I personalities. Everything is decided on the basis of personal experience or emotion. It's very difficult to have a rational argument with them and hope to get anywhere.
     
  11. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that they view us in the very same way. And never the twain shall meet.
     
  12. 56kninja

    56kninja Portland Member

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    Not that I mean to offend some of the people here (and I know I will) but the exact same can be said for the extreme Pro-Gunners.

    Am I the only one on this board that some gun owners look for every chance to slam their guns in my face? Like they need to prove something.
     
  13. Cameron.44

    Cameron.44 Eugene Member

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    Great article, ill keep in it mind next time im in a conversation with a said "anti-gun" person.
     
  14. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    q. 'Why do you carry a handgun?'

    a. 'Because I can't carry a policeman'

    q. 'Why do you carry a .45?

    a. 'Because there isn't a .46.

    'Don't you think that carrying a gun makes you more likely to take a life?'

    'No, it makes me more likely to save a life. Mine.'

    A man with a knife can move from five yards away to splitting you open from crotch to chin in less than 3/4 of a second.

    When seconds count, help is only minutes away.

    In a bad neigbourhood, what would you rather your daughter carried - a cell-phone and condom, or a nice neat little something in .380ACP or 9mm?

    tac
    Supporter of the Cape Meares Lighthouse Restoration Fund
     
  15. Brokenoaks

    Brokenoaks Washington New Member

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    not much to understand in this, just much of the same rhetoric we hear from many anti gun people. I think on both sides of this issue it is not a lack understanding each other but rather people on either side are so entrenched that no amount of understanding is going to make any difference. of course this is just speaking for myself because I will never understand the anti gun mentality or the lack there of and I really don't care to.
     
  16. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    There it is, right there...in a nutshell, that's the problem with everything in society. Everyone wants to blame somone else for their own problems and expects everyone else to protect them.
     
  17. ohsocountry1

    ohsocountry1 clackamas oregon Member

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    I get what your saying totally! but don't you think making it as simple as they don't prevent crime is unfair to say since having there presence known helps prevent, by punishing people that prevents, for pulling people over for a blinker out that could even help prevent since that stop may become way bigger then that blinker. Get what your saying just hate when people say that because they do prevent!
     
  18. ohsocountry1

    ohsocountry1 clackamas oregon Member

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    That is definitely true! look at this site somebody will say hey calm down about something someone said and what will be the next post most of the time " I don't shut my mouth for nobody or back down from anybody not u my govt nobody" lol people like to show how passionate they are but especially some guys that like to make sure everyone knows there a MAN! I am a guy but i feel no need to prove that verbally or physically everyday!
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Sarah Palin, is that you?
     
  20. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    When dealing with an anti-gun person, my responses are as follows:

    Q: Why do you own guns?
    A: None of your business.

    Q: Why do you carry a gun?
    A: None of your business.

    Q: Why do some people own silencers? Shouldn't that be illegal?
    A: None of your business.

    Q: Doesn't it bug you knowing that people around you might be armed?
    A: None of your business.