Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, June 12, 2014

And THIS is Why We're Winning

With all the kerfuffle over the OCT guys toting long guns into Chipotle, etc., I humbly submit that they've lost track of the goal.  The idea is to make people COMFORTABLE around firearms, and you don't do that by waving them in their faces.  As other people have noted, this:

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and this:

share a common meme - "We're not going away, get used to us!" But waving guns in the face of the public really isn't any more effective than waving genitalia.  However, as Teresa Nielson Hayden put it so well several years ago,
Basically, I figure guns are like gays: They seem a lot more sinister and threatening until you get to know a few; and once you have one in the house, you can get downright defensive about them.
It's that "getting to know a few" that we need to keep concentrating on.  THIS is how we keep winning:

It's "The Smile." You ALWAYS get The Smile.

Scares the hell out of the anti-gunners, that does.

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