A Shrinks Guide to the Anti-Gunner

A Shrinks Guide to the Anti-Gunner

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    A Shrinks Guide to the Anti-Gunner

    To the mods, sorry if this has been posted before (I'm sure it has). I've seen quite a few threads lately about dealing with anti's and boyfriends asking how to deal with the anti girlfriend. I figured now was as good as any to repost this. It's kind of long but a lot of good info here. I posted this link to another thread but after thunking on it a minute I thought it might be worthy of its own thread.


    A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality | LearnAboutGuns.com*
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    Interesting reading... a really good article.
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    That was interesting

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    Quite frankly this is one of the best articles I have read in some time. I will mention this article to my antigun fiance mabye it will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datsun40146 View Post
    Quite frankly this is one of the best articles I have read in some time. I will mention this article to my antigun fiance mabye it will help.
    from the article...

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    You should never try to break down a defense mechanism by force. Remember that defense mechanisms protect people from feelings they cannot handle, and if you take that protection away, you can cause serious psychological harm. And because defense mechanisms operate unconsciously, it won’t do any good to show an anti-gun person this article or to point out that he’s using defense mechanisms. Your goal is gently and gradually to help the person to have a more realistic and rational view of the world. This cannot be done in one hour or one day.
    I would suggest that one needs to re-read the article with special attention to the section on Reversing Irrational Thoughts.
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    Excellent article, lots of ways to counter anti’s arguments.
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    Thanks Spooter66 this is a thinker. To be honest I will be studying this one for a while. I recommend passing it along too.
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    Wow. that was very interesting. saving the site so i can reread t tomorrow when this headache is gone, but i'm going to pass this to a few friends.
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    Everyone knows an anti or has one in their family. It's kind of weird being able to get into their heads and understand their thought process and why they are the way they are. You can also spot the personality traits/flaws they have. It's an eye opener.
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    Excellent article. What stood out for me was the teacher example:

    Why do you think that your children’s schoolteachers would shoot them?” You might follow this up with something like, “Why do you entrust your precious children to someone you believe would murder them?”

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    All should read then re-read once a year......
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    Good read...with some valuable tips for handling our less inclined friends.
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    thats actually really good at explaining the bradys
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    Very interesting read...unfortunately it won't work on some of my family members because I dare not mention guns to them(they are bleeding liberals).
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    Thanks for the link. This is well-reasoned and well-supported writing. The whole darn site looks pretty interesting and useful as well.
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