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War of words - are we losing?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by dallen1x, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. dallen1x

    dallen1x Wil_Val, OR Active Member

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    Do not underestimate the power of fear, especially when dealing with naive people.

    Being right does not make an uphill climb any easier.

    Their choice of words used to sway opinion.
    Gun nuts
    Extremists
    Camouflage
    Scary
    Lose of life
    Pain
    Innocence lost
    Epidemic
    Assault
    Safety
    Conspiracy theorist
    Evil
    Death
    Not civilized
    Criminal behavior
    We must do this*
    Currently happening

    Our choice of words to try and make them see things sensibly.
    Self defense
    Hunting
    Sporting*
    2nd Amendment
    Founding fathers
    Our rights
    Good guys
    Trust us
    You can't do this to us
    Can't you see what's happening
    Ancient history proves our points


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  2. CounterOfBeans

    CounterOfBeans northwest Active Member

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    The power of fear can't be underestimated in the absence of the power of legal literacy.
     
  3. Vantage

    Vantage Pacific Standard Time Active Member

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    I actually think we're winning.

    The media can blab all they want, but the internet gives people the power to look up their own info, or to share good videos/articles/etc, with speed and to reach out to a mass of people.

    I think this 19 Executive Orders is just BHO testing the waters. He's making recommendations to congress. Then he'll gauge public reaction and if he feels he can get away with it he'll do them himself after congress fails to act on them. But if he sees trouble and doesn't think the people will back him, then he'll do nothing and blame "inaction" on a republican house.

    When given time to allow emotions to calm, and given time to hear out the arguments for and against guns, the reasonable person chooses to keep their guns.

    Sure, the die hard anti's will always be anti's. And us enthusiasts will always be Pro-Gun, but it's the people in the middle that have never really taken a position on it that will be the deciding factor.

    And I think we're winning that fight.