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On NOT Preaching to the Choir…

Many bloggers have been posting of late regarding the ongoing elimination of rights by the government.  I’ve been one of the folks posting.  And, with the exception of the occasional ‘troll’, I’m pretty much preaching to the choir.

And sometimes that’s appropriate.  We need to support and reaffirm one another.

BUT, what does one do with the community outside the ‘church’?  Friends, co-workers, family who are not gun owners, who don’t participate in the gun culture, who either are neutral about firearms or just a little uneasy with them?

We need them, as well.

Those people who don’t see that when some folks rights are taken away, all rights are on the table for removal.

I’ve one friend, a libertarian, who understands The Constitution and The Bill of Rights and all that.  I’ve even taken him shooting.  Just doesn’t interest him.  He’s not anti, just not a supporter.  A close relative who knows I’d be happy to bring her into the world of guns; to train her and help her to be more self-protective.  But she fears her own temper, so she won’t consider it.

We need these folks, if not in our gun corner, in our political corner.

How do we do that?

Anybody?  Bueller?  Bueller?



About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “On NOT Preaching to the Choir…

  1. This is something I’ve been mulling as well. And it’s not just guns.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | January 16, 2013, 8:48 am
  2. I’m not dumping on your friend nor your relative, but it’s been my experience that some people who may get it on paper don’t really get it until it affects them personally somehow and this time when it affects her personally it may actually be too late to join the ‘church’.

    That “normalcy bias” will come back to bite us all in the backside one day.

    Posted by Matt | January 16, 2013, 9:10 am
  3. Don’t have a good idea ‘how’ to motivate them…

    Posted by Old NFO | January 16, 2013, 10:04 am

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