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    I work with a mild-mannered guy from Africa in his late forties. I told him I was getting a permit and he could not understand why. This guy is ultra left-wing and anti-gun. The other night, he said he watched the news and saw random acts of violence/robberies. He came to work and said he is starting to reconsider his stance on self preservation!

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    Good , encourage him but remember He has to make the choice of taking responsibility for his own safety , you cant do it for him .
    Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
    We only begin to understand folks after we stop and think .

    Criminals are looking for victims, not opponents.

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    Confronted with reality

    I notice that in the postings about anti-gunners being converted, the most common theme is facing a threat to their personal safety. Either they become crime victims, or they hear about victimization of someone they know. Prior to that, they lived in a cocoon of ignorance that it couldn't happen to them, or that the police would rush to rescue them.

    When confronted with the reality that they must protect themselves personally, or be victimized, they are transformed. There is nothing like having your own life in jeopardy to get your full attention.

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    It does seem that a lot of packers are liberals who have been mugged , and they go at it with all the fevor of a reformed drunk or smoker . ( the above statement posted in good fun guys , if your one dont get your shorts in a knot LOL )
    Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
    We only begin to understand folks after we stop and think .

    Criminals are looking for victims, not opponents.

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    Perhaps the single biggest flaw in anti's thinking is overlooking the fact that their safety is their own responsibility.

    So many either live in the ''it can never happen to me'' world and/or expect that LE will always save their butt. Which is what Pogo just said of course!

    Most have to experience from some angle, a cathartic event that sets the wheels turning, so they begin to realize, it is down to them only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motleystew View Post
    I work with a mild-mannered guy from Africa in his late forties. I told him I was getting a permit and he could not understand why. This guy is ultra left-wing and anti-gun. The other night, he said he watched the news and saw random acts of violence/robberies. He came to work and said he is starting to reconsider his stance on self preservation!
    Some advice: I don't tell anyone I work with about my firearms interests. Some people don't see it in a favorable light.
    The fewer people that know I carry, the better.
    This is not meant as a criticism - just some friendly advice based on my experience.

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    "A liberal is a conservative that hasn't beeen mugged yet".

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    A few months back we had an African Refugee intern at my
    workplace.

    He has a college degree , speaks english perfectly , and is a nice guy.

    Unfortunately he was used to the Govt. taking care of him , and really
    doesn't understand the nuances of Personal Responsibility as it
    relates to self defense.

    His world was one where the Bad guys had AKs , the Good Guys had
    AKs, and he was in the middle............
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    Quote Originally Posted by 686 View Post
    "A liberal is a conservative that hasn't beeen mugged yet".
    I resemble that remark, but a liberal gun owner here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrioticRick View Post
    I resemble that remark, but a liberal gun owner here.
    Hey, If I feel the government should pay for my guns will that make me a liberal gun owner too?
    Sign me up.

    Just kidding
    Last edited by .45acp; November 17th, 2006 at 09:04 AM. Reason: Added a line "Sign me up"
    PC has become the term for Political Cowardice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 686 View Post
    "A liberal is a conservative that hasn't beeen mugged yet".
    I like that!
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    It does seem that a lot of packers are liberals who have been mugged , and they go at it with all the fevor of a reformed drunk or smoker .
    There's nothing like convert zeal to help in our fight for the RBKA.

    From a personal safety POV, it's also better than only packing occasionally.
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