My first Raving anti-gun guy at work!
This is a discussion on My first Raving anti-gun guy at work! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I respect what you did,Packinnova.I try to ignore people that insult me or just want to argue,but you have to stand up for what you ...
July 17th, 2007 10:17 PM
I respect what you did,Packinnova.I try to ignore people that insult me or just want to argue,but you have to stand up for what you believe in this life.Our character is the only thing we truly own.I believe our modern society has become so "correct" that too often people shut up when they should speak up.I have been self employed most of my life,except for an 8 year period.I would and have walked off jobs for reasons of right and wrong.Yes,I lost money and much more,but at least I could look at myself in the mirror.
July 17th, 2007 10:17 PM
July 18th, 2007 01:31 AM
I think you handled it with class guy. Don't let them bait you into an argument. Especially when they just want you to lose your temper so they can feel better about their illogical beliefs.
You took the high road. Good job.
July 18th, 2007 02:31 AM
It's very likely that the guy's position is rooted in FEAR. I mean, you laid out the logic for him, which any reasonable person can grasp and accept, and yet he rejected it. That tells me there's something at work here beyond an intellectual rejection of the pro-gun arguments. (Besides the fact that if it comes down to strict logic and reason, there are no valid intellectual rejections of the pro-gun position.)
Originally Posted by packinnova
It would be fun if you simply got dismissive of him by saying something like, "Look, logic is quite obviously lost on you since your reaction to guns is plainly rooted in fear, and an unwillingness to have the strength to control your own destiny. Have a good day."
OR, just say, "Have fun holding on to your beliefs; I hope they serve you well. But I'm happy doing what I do, you should be happy doing what you do. Do you really want me trying to convince you to see it my way? I'm not in the habit of bothering to try. Why should I care what you think about this subject, anyway?"
July 18th, 2007 03:21 AM
Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey
July 18th, 2007 04:10 AM
I think you should have gotten the hint when the guy became "werid" about your pocket knife. I believe you "took the bait". That type doesn't want a honest debate...they want to make points....THEIR points.
Everyone makes their choices, but I am not sure I would have made that choice at my place of employment. Now you will have to endure more "jabs" from him and he will probably find others who believe the way he does.
I believe my CCW is a private matter. I will discuss the subject, but I don't give away whether I am armed or unarmed.
I know there are those in here that think you should try to encourage him to see logic, but just by the way the guy dragged you in...he won't see it. Personally, I wouldn't waste my time in further conversation with him about it. I really hope this nervous nelly doesn't try to address this with your employer. I see comments like "unsafe workplace" and "going postal" being bantered about. Good luck.
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
July 18th, 2007 06:44 PM
Yeah I know...foot in mouth. Hindsight and all...I usually do keep it shut...For some reason I was just in a lull and answered truthfully without hesitation...bad bad bad.
Originally Posted by crankshop1000
"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
-The Mist (2007)
July 19th, 2007 06:29 PM
Sounds dangerous, the book could be used as a weapon, we better ban [i]some[/] books...
Originally Posted by rachilders
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