Thoughts on our responsibilities as CCL holders
Now, I realize I'm a relatively new member, and perhaps not as wise and experienced as many on this forum. I've seen a number of posts referring to "sheep", "sheeple", "the ignorant" etc. I agree on a lot of levels. But I also feel very strongly that a little education goes a lot further than an over abundance of ignorance. The above being said, I'd like to share a Persian Proverb which has stood me in good stead when I've taken a "smarter than thee" attitude. And I really have taken the aforementioned attitude more often than I care to admit.
He who know not,
And knows not that he knows not,
Is a fool ~~ shun him
He who know not,
And knows that he knows not,
Is a child ~~ teach him.
He who knows
And knows not that he knows,
Is asleep ~~ wake him.
He who knows,
And knows that he knows,
Is wise ~~ follow him.
It is my sincere hope that when it comes to our precious Second Amendment rights that the great majority of us will follow the advice of the person who wrote the proverb. He/she is much wiser than I am. I can only equate this to my volunteer work. I try to wake and teach. I shun on very few occasions and only when there is no other choice. However, I don't consider myself wise enough yet to be followed. That is something to which I aspire.
Thanks for reading this. I hope I have planted some seed for thought.
Our responsibilities as CCP holders?
Know the pertinent laws where you carry.
Respectfully teach those who want to learn.
Be an ambassador for our cause to all.
Learn to not engage with those who are emotionally, over the top anti. (Read that Brady bunch types.)
Finally, ( the hard part) Learn to be a careful and respectful ambassador for our cause, to those who are emotionally, over the top anti. (Read that Brady bunch types.)
Remember, you can't argue emotion with logic. It seldom happens. You gotta diffuse the emotion first, and that is a skill, few have learned. (I can't say I have learned it yet.)