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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Screaming .357G, Jul 21, 2012.
Yeah, that makes the gun owners look stellar.
Too many gun-owners are obsessed with their image. How do you not realize by now, that you're never going to impress the anti-gunners?
Not sure what you're getting at. Could you explain?
I'd guess he's saying it wouldn't be judged by the Party Leadership as politically correct.
and credit to machinist.....gospel.
Of course not, but maybe he's worried about those in the middle.
In the middle? Ain't many folks in the middle about firearms. They're an extremely polarizing topic.
12 people are dead. Dozens are injured and scarred for life. I think now is the time to show empathy and sympathy.
guns don't seem to be a middle. it's a yes or no.
just my opinion.
Right, because their friends and family, as well as the entire world's media, are solely focused on what is posted here.
Please don't throw out that politically correct b.s.
The person to blame is the nutjob that pulled the triggers. I suspect we will find that he's schizophrenic...which will make it more frustrating for those that want complete closure with a black & white conclusion.
It's a sad event.
I imagined that response.
Imagine that someone who isn't a GT member is browsing the web to find out what a Glock is, or to find out more about it because of this shooting, and they wind up here.
I would hope that we project an empathetic image on the tradedy, not one of internet mall ninjas or gun nuts.
I know it's not a popular stance. I'm more pragmatic than you, I suppose.
That sign is ridiculous! As a gun owner and a carry permitee. You would need a whole lot of stars to align to be in a position to fire at someone in a flak jacket, gas mask, firing off countless rounds of ammo at a crowd. Think about it!
The libs are not going to read that sign and be impacted, sorry!
Who's not being empathetic? The OPs picture represents the majority opinion here. What do you suggest we as a shooting community do, shut up and not have an opinion on the matter? What do you think is so offensive about the picture?
And why are you so damned concerned about what some imaginary 3rd party thinks? There are times, places and situations to be very concerned about what other people think. This is not one of them.
I feel sorry that somebody did not do something.
I also feel sorry that you dont seee the point.
Tell me what the point is.
I think it's silly to "hold the government and 'liberal media' partially responsible for the murders.." . The responsibility for the murders rests solely for that painted-haired freak. You can't not blame the guns and blame the laws at the same time.
To one of the above posts: it's not as much a "PC BS" issue as it is a moral issue. It seems immoral to attempt to support such sentiments (anger toward the gov, media, etc.) with this tragedy at this point. The cliche' I often see here "never let a tragedy go to waste" comes to mind.
I also think it's fallacious at best to suggest that some oppressed freedom facilitated this tragedy. Last I heard, nobody has a clue about who was or wasn't armed. There are lots of armed citizens in Aurora, and while legal carry there is subject to the typical bureaucracy, the right to carry is exercised by many. In realizing this, the statement's assignment of blame, and general frustration appear misplaced, no?
The misdeeds of gov and media are certainly topics worth examining, but no doubt they could be more appropriately timed and supported.
Politicizing a tragedy, no matter the agenda, is at least in poort taste, if not downright damaging to that agenda.