Do you know an Anti Gun Person Willing To Talk?

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UPDATED - I seriously want to have this talk, how about this: Is there anyone who is anti-gun and willing to have a resonable talk? 

I listened to the NRA press conference this morning, I thought it was a common sense approach to the problem, and I could get excited about many of the ideas proposed by NRA Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre. 

I actually believe I am a level-headed person, other people usually comment on how reasonable I am, I am known for being fair in most cases.  Truly, even though people are all different, all the gun owners I know seem rational as well.  So, I am trying to figure out how we can be so far apart, as a nation, so divided on this issue.  I am in the military, and because I grew up in a small farming community, I actually do not know very many people, maybe zero people, who are anti-gun.  This makes me wonder if I am the one in a bubble.  My mentor and technical expert for this site (Don) lives in Southern Indiana, and has spent his entire adult life working in and around the military, so he feels the same way. 

Does anyone out there know someone who is definitely anti-gun, who desires increased gun control, who is also educated on firearms, and is willing to have a calm, reasonable discussion?  I doubt they are willing to sit and have a cup of coffee with us, but would they be willing to have a phone conversation with us?  If you honestly know someone who fits the description, please let me know.  You can e-mail me by clicking here

We really just want to try to understand where they are coming from, to try to see it from their eyes.  This isn’t a debate, it isn’t an argument, it would be more like an interview where we actually care what the other person thinks and why.  We would be more than glad to answer any of their questions as well.

Thank you for your help!

Sincerely,

Lil Chantilly

 

 

 

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  1. Keane Matthews says:

    Good luck finding someone who meets all four of the criteria… :)

    • Keane, Yes – I am asking for a lot, but I really am serious. Wish me luck!

      • Keane Matthews says:

        I’m originally from Austin, which is a liberal bastion in a strongly conservative state. Because of that, I know or am related to many anti-gun people. I’ve publicized your search on my FB page, but I don’t expect anyone to take you up on it.

        • Thank you Keane! I am sure if they are your friends, some of them must be reasonable… : )

          I truly do want to have a discussion to see if I can understand their point of view better.

  2. We watched and thought it was common sense also. How can anybody be against something that would actually stop killers? Banning certain types of weapons certainly won’t do a thing…. Guards would also halt bombers, knife wielding nuts, and perverts. http://conservativeisland.com/nra-proposal-something-that-would-actually-work/

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  4. Old NFO says:

    Good luck Lady, but I don’t see you getting a response… sigh

  5. Richard Carmichael says:

    People that are “anti-gun” consider themselves either smarter better or have a false sense of entitlement in the area of either psychological superiority or outright dictatorship type of power. The fact that they are willing to voluntarily segregate themselves is all to evident. History has taught us over and over that they are wrong. With the television has came news instantly seemingly in your front yard. Per Capita the mass homicides are on par as much as ever in history. There are just more people and news travels instantly. Jack the ripper was never formally caught but a gun in the first victims hands would have made it where there was never such a name. There will always be serial killers and murderers and those who want to contain this great country like a cattle farm after we are disarmed. China has no jury and if you speak out or are found to be an otherwise undesirable person they walk you to the showers in the police station where you are executed typically with a single bullet in the back of the head. They can do this because their population has been disarmed. what would happen if our congress was to do the same things here? what if they were to simply try to pass a nationwide curfew? or force people to live in government housing? or force people to work bad government jobs? or to take away social security? or to tell you which god to believe in? or to force your silence? or to take your life? The only way to understand the Anti-gun group is to realize that most of them are outright scared of guns and have been taught either by schools or by fearful parents that guns are bad. I have changed the opinions of some but only by bringing them to a shoot usually without telling them in advance. Once they understand the basics the natural instinct to learn takes over and that’s when their opinions tend to become educated and actually reverse. You would think that when a person accidentally shoots themselves they would adopt the anti gun stance but that is almost unheard of. I challenge any person that is anti gun to find a Jewish person and ask them of their history. It averages 20 years after gun laws get passed before genocide happens. i has happened in the last 20 years right here on earth. Over and over; again and again people still forget the lessons learned. There is not one country that would not like to “own” this great land. We would not need a military if we were not in times in danger. Your opinion that you voice is only legal for one reason and that is because we have fought and will fight for equality. We have fought and will fight against tyranny. We have fought and will fight for the helpless. This is the United States of America. There are plenty of countries any person that does not like our rights is free to move to. Many have gun bans but also have a history of genocide as well. They are right now murdering familys in parts of the world simply because they are Christians and a law was passed to take away the same weapons that are used against them. I choose not to carry a firearm but i appreciate having the choice. That’s what makes me free!

    • Richard,

      Thank you so much for your comment, I loved it enough I may cut and paste it onto the blog as it’s own “guest” post.

      I truly believe some Americans take for granted what being American means.

      ~Lil

  6. I know an unapologetic gun owner interested in reasonable regulations. I’ll steer her to this page….

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