In part one of this bloggerdoodle, I covered why Gun Grabbers Think Hot Suburban Women Are Monsters , now the question is how do we get more people to recognize what we’re trying to do in extending the Right to Carry to more states and more people?
I talk to my Dad about gun rights all the time and he always says, “You’re preaching to the choir.” and he’s exactly right: We spend a lot of time talking to fellow 2A supporters and nodding in agreement with those on our side. While this does serve the purpose of assuring ourselves that we’re not alone, we’re not changing any minds or attitudes toward gun ownership and the right to carry.
So for starters, I talk to EVERYONE, much to my family’s chagrin, and I honestly don’t care about what response I get – I’m from Wisconsin and I’m overly nice, have a funny accent and genuinely like to talk! If I can talk to you for a minute in line at the local grocery store or strike up a conversation at a coffee shop, this is what is going to make a dent in their argument.
People who have met me see exactly who I am, there’s no distortion. I’m obviously a Mom with kids in tow, I’m not a hideous monster or a crazy, deranged Bible-thumping (I read my bible, I don’t thump it) idiot looking to shoot up an abortion clinic or march against homosexuals. I’m a nice, articulate lady. I am active in my community. I am a runner. I like to read. I am an apheresis donor at the Red Cross. I donate to the March of Dimes. I volunteer at my kid’s school. I attend a Bible study (they don’t thump either). I nag about laundry and cleaning and all the trappings of motherhood that I secretly adore because without my them, I wouldn’t have my family. If I weren’t ever to bring up politics or world views, I’m sure we’d all be great friends.
That’s where people have failed. The old saying “never talk about religion or politics” was the beginning of political correctness and it’s dead wrong. We NEED to talk about religion or at a minimum, the moral imperative of today’s world. We absolutely need to talk about politics because both parties have gone SO far off the track, that I don’t even recognize our own government. This also applies to gun rights.
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