Great post.. (As always). Best quote from it in my opinion:
"I understand the concept of never telling anyone you have an interest in guns. For some, that is the needed approach. The other side of the coin is that one may find like-minded people to converse with on subjects of guns, self-defense, etc."
I have met people in all walks of life and of every color, creed and economic standing who are NOT SHEEP. It takes a keen eye and a keen ear to know when and with whom the subject can be broached.