Originally Posted by fnfalman
Excuse? You have all sorts of excuses for afraid to show the American public your support for the Second Amendment.
If you're not going to put a human face on "guns people", then don't be surprised when the American public become even more apathetic. But hey, whatever, you give your money to the NRA and pray that they can wine & dine the Congressmen. I'll continue to take my fight to the public.
You know, I was about to stop and drop off this thread; but your latest response is worthy of further reply; so, one more time:
(1) My purpose in carrying handguns is NOT to show the, 'American public' anything. In fact I don't want the, 'American public' to so much as suspect that I'm armed until I want them to know.
(2) Me thinks you're badly confused! There is no direct relationship between me carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and my intellectual support of America's Second Amendment Rights. I'm not a great educator. I'm a great gunman, instead. You need to start recognizing the difference.
(3) You've got two choices: (A) You can continue to delude yourself into believing that, somehow, you're advancing freedom by flaunting a deadly weapon in public. Which will, I assure you, alarm far more people and make them angry than ever win converts to your cause; or, (B) you can do the sensible and courteous thing by covering up. Which will, I equally assure you, make fewer enemies for the rest of us who deeply cherish our Second Amendments rights every bit as much as you do! It's just that we're a whole lot shrewder and don't feel the need to shove our rights or opinions down other people's throats -
WHETHER THEY WANT TO SHARE IN THEM, OR NOT.
I think you've forgotten what, 'time and space' you're actually living in! I never thought I'd say something like this; but, you need to watch more TV news!
(4) As for the NRA? I've been a member of this organization for almost 45 years; I actually lived through and participated in the, 'Cincinnati Revolt' way back in '76. Know what? As far as I'm concerned nothing ever really changed at the NRA. The Board was fiscally irresponsible, largely unmotivated, and self-serving then; and, from what I can see, everything's still the same today. I'm a Life Member; I'm a Certified Instructor; and I'm, also, one of the last people on this earth who'd ever give another dime to the shills at the NRA.
Gun Owners of America? Yes! Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership? Yes! But, not the NRA. I've lived too long; and I've got way too much life experience to ever fall for that Second Amendment, 'shell game' the NRA is playing again.