Originally Posted by winds-of-change
Well, golly gee. Isn't it stereo typing to assume someone who's gay, black and democrat wouldn't be interested in guns.
Exactly. I know plenty of gun owners who are black... I know gay & lesbian gun owners... I know Asian gun owners... I even know a Jewish-liberal- democrat-agnostic gun owner originally from New York city (married his
daughter).... and I would be proud to know this
Here's one thing to keep in mind... If any individual objects to another person on any other grounds other than their love of guns (and that's fine too... you can't like everybody and it's still a free country... for now), you might want to re-think your tolerance levels when it comes to the fight we have ahead on gun control.
Do you think for one minute that the Anti-gunners care about what church or temple (if any) you attend, whether you are gay or straight, who you voted for in the last election or what color your skin is ??? The answer is no. They just want people who will tow their opinions on this one
single-mindedly focused issue.
Maybe we (the responsible, law-abiding gun owners) should adopt that stand as well. It starts with thinking about how you present yourself especially at these public events. Before you go to the next one... take a step back. Look at your sign or placard and say "Does this really have to do with the issue at hand?" and also "If I were person A, B or C... would I feel welcome to join in and participate if I saw this
person holding up this
statement?" Just my 2cents here on MLK day... you can take it or leave it. Peace and justice to everyone and God bless America.