My Brother in law has seen the light!
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June 21st, 2010 12:59 PM
My Brother in law has seen the light!
I had a good talk with my liberal brother-in-law yesterday and he informed me that he is ready to own a gun. A little background first.....He is married to my sister (a liberal school teacher) and he is an RN who works in the ER. Apparently he has seen enough patients who have become victims of violence pass through lately that it has opened his eyes. He served in the Texas National Guard and served 6 months in Bosnia but is still somewhat nervous around firearms. Well I am taking him shopping this week for his very own personal firearm.
June 21st, 2010 01:09 PM
Excellent!!! Let him know that there are many others like him!!!
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June 21st, 2010 02:47 PM
Tell him he's made a wise decision.
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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June 21st, 2010 03:36 PM
Amen, another one has crossed over to the light. The dark side is losing.
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June 21st, 2010 04:13 PM
Experience is always a great motivator, and fortunately for your BIL, his experience didn't have to be a personal altercation.
Get that man to the gun shop
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June 21st, 2010 04:29 PM
I'll be a little different here, and while I am happy that your BIL has seen the error of his ways, I will not rejoice yet.
Get thee to a Gun Safety Class before the Gunshop. That will do more to appealing to his liberal mind and show him that safety is a serious, and should be, foremost concern.
After that, go to the gunshop.
June 21st, 2010 04:31 PM
Originally Posted by BikerRN
I am going to work with him personally.
June 21st, 2010 04:38 PM
Thank god it didn't take the light from a gun shot to wake him up,Hallelujah
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June 21st, 2010 04:52 PM
Personally, if it were up to me, I'd edit the first sentence to read "... my brother in law..." because in my experience, gun owners and non-owners are not divided by their politics, but rather by their willingness to take responsibility for their own safety. When a person chooses to take pro-active measures to avoid being a victim of crime, it's an individual moment of reckoning: no one else is going to pull that trigger - are you ready to commit?
In fact, I'd go so far as to say that many gun owners have not yet made that decision. When the moment comes, will you have sufficient training and force of will to execute your skills? Or will you choke? So getting a firearm and practicing and developing the many skills needed is a long continuum between that first decision and the final outcome. Doesn't have much to do with what box a person tics off in the ballot booth.
And I'm only raising this here because it's kind of a peeve of mine; when a liberal decides to be a gun owner, I want that person to find a welcoming environment in the ownership community. He or she shouldn't feel like a minority or a second-class citizen, like they have something to apologize for.
We need a big tent because our Second Amendment rights are threatened from both the right and left and we are only as strong as our numbers and our support of advocacy groups like the NRA. Prospective members should always see friendly faces and welcoming hands.
"It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."
June 21st, 2010 05:30 PM
Before you know it, he'll have the NRA toolbar on his computer and Midway USA as one of his favorites. Well done and shhhhhhhhhh.....we won't tell your sister where you guys went.
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