June 20th, 2008 12:34 AM
Took a self-proclaimed Liberal shooting tonight
I took a woman who is a self-proclaimed liberal to the range tonight. However, the more I talked to her, the more I believe she isn't really a liberal but a Libertarian.
I've known her for a little while now. Just in the last couple of weeks have I really spoken with her and gotten to know her better. She found out that my co-workers in the shop and myself are all gun guys and we all have our carry permits. She then told us she'd love to go shooting sometime.
So tonight was the night. We went to RangeUSA and shot for about an hour and then we all attended the TFA (Tennessee Firearm Association) meeting that was held there for the month of June.
While shooting I was pretty sure she may have a sore face tomorrow from smiling so much. She had a great time and says she now wants to buy a Glock 26 and get her carry permit. I think that is great and I am happy she now in interested in taking her own protection seriously.
I wish I had taken my digital camera with me and gotten a few pics. She really had a good time and she shot very well too.
June 20th, 2008 12:46 AM
Great job of converting her.
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June 20th, 2008 12:49 AM
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June 20th, 2008 12:50 AM
Great job and a great ending.
June 20th, 2008 08:24 AM
Most excellent! That's just about the best way to win someone over that I've found. It's actually quite empowering for someone to see that it's they who are in control -- not the firearm.
Maybe we should have a national "Take an Anti to the Range Day".
"We're paratroopers. We're supposed to be surrounded!" Dick Winters
June 20th, 2008 08:25 AM
that's good to hear. What a story you have now. thanks for sharing it !!!
June 20th, 2008 08:29 AM
June 20th, 2008 08:39 AM
That's quite the slide across the political spectrum.
Originally Posted by TN_Mike
My wife thought she was a democrat. I then asked her what her position was on about 10 major issues...she realized she's not even close. :) It was funny for me.
Great story, way to go !
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June 20th, 2008 09:16 AM
Shooting is fun for any political persuasion. I's just that many don't know it yet. Those of you that know me from this forum know I'm a democrat...very pro 2A, and also keep trying to "convert" my friends.
One by one, maybe they'll get the message.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
June 20th, 2008 09:42 AM
RIGHT ON JON.. NOT ALL LIBERALS OR DEMOCRATS ARE ANTI GUN JUST LIKE NOT ALL CONSERVATIVES LIKE SHOOTING.
Originally Posted by JonInNY
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June 20th, 2008 10:36 AM
that is a great story...I have not met too many people that go to the range and have a bad time...it is getting them there that is usually the hard part...
+100 for you...another person has chosen to be a protector and not a sheep because of you...
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June 20th, 2008 10:38 AM
Good for you Mike,
More Libearls need to be shown that guns aren't anymore dangerous than cars
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
― Robert A. Heinlein,
June 20th, 2008 11:03 AM
I have always found that taking a liberal or a person that just has never been exposed to shooting out to a gun range makes them a changed person. We have let a couple of generations grow up without them going hunting and/or being able to go shoot somewhere in the country. We have become so busy trying to get ahead in the world that we have forgotten out kids. Now guys I know that not the case of the people here but just in general. I am amazed at how many young people have never touch a gun.
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June 20th, 2008 11:17 AM
Excellent job! I suspect your observation on liberal/Libertarian applies to a lot of people (along with conservative/Libertarian too).
Originally Posted by TN_Mike
If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them.--Samuel Adams as Candidus, Boston Gazette 20 Jan. 1772
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June 20th, 2008 11:41 AM
All you have to do is figure out which side of the shooting line that particular anti really belongs on.
Originally Posted by rodc13
“What is a moderate interpretation of [the Constitution]? Halfway between what it says and [...] what you want it to say?” —Justice Antonin Scalia
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