We are not going to change the anti's mind set. We need to being reaching the 94 million people that didn't vote in the last election. Most of them are ill informed and not engaged in any politics. We need to engage them, teach them, get them to listen to what the government is trying to do, and then get them involved in reaching out to their representatives, and local polititions.
I taught my 32 year old son and 24 year old daughter gun safety when they were only 3 and 4. They were shooting a 22 when they were 5. If we want to get the uninformed on our side lets get them to a shooting range, and some refuse to be a victim classes, maybe some shooting classes. Make it fun and don't make them feel stupid for not knowing the difference of a clip versus a magazine, in the broad picture that doesn't mean a whole lot.
Just a newbie here but a long time shooter and a newbie getting involved with my representatives in the government.:wave:
As much as I appreciate the NRA, it's still run by elite republicans living in the conservative bubble. That's not to say there isn't a liberal bubble or that one is better or worse than the other. A bubble is a bubble. . It's too bad people have to rely on television advertisement for information. Someone said they need a new public relations person. They SHOULD be trying to make sense without needing public relations people in the first place. It's up to the reader/viewer to believe something blindly or to actually figure it out for themselves. So while I like what the NRA does, I wish they didn't act like we're all stupid, that goes for anti gun activists as well as their own members. We all write emails to our elected officials and tell them what we want from them, but why would we let the NRA speak for us, when they use our own money to make us look foolish and insensitive? Whether or not we know what the real message is, the perceived message on the other side is a lot more important
I liked the ad. It did a good job of showing the do as I say not as i do approach of the administration.
Personally, I would like to see the NRA come out with a series of ads aimed at the main stream, your neighbor next door. The ads could feature families in shooting sports, etc.
Nothing you do, not even showing Gramps on the farm teaching little Billy to target shoot with a .22LR will help change the minds of some people. There are people who just think every gun should disappear. Those are just lunatics but they are out there.
I don't personally know any like that. My mother, grandmother, and some of my friends don't like guns but they resolved themselves to just avoid them. They don't want to shoot, don't want to learn about them, don't want to see them if possible. They just don't try to push that mindset on me which I can appreciate. I don't like Country music, but I won't tell people to stop playing it. To me it's the same thing.
The NRA could be even more conservative and I'd be grateful.
Private firearm ownership and a belief in freedom and subsequent personal responsibility are not necessarily partisan values.
Put another way, a number of people disagree on expanding government intrusion on accessing voting rights, marriage equality, differing ideas on tax policy, organized labor, even abortion, yet they have firearm ownership as a common thread, and regardless of where they fall on these issues, they will vote to protect that right. It is the NRA, not the RNC.
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And they do perpetuate the idea, and more importantly the attitude, that gun culture is for conservatives.