Wisdomseeker wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Well, now that i've FINALLY found the intro section (you could make that a bit easier for us newbies to find, rather than dumping on us for not going there immediately), i'm older than dirt (as a child, we were poor, dirt was expensive, so i had the choice of playing on molten magma or in the vacuum of deep space), a veteran, ex-LEO, & spent a career in C3I (C4ISR), or the IC. & since so far, i don't feel like i belong in your tight little cliche, i'm more likely to write off my $10 than to share much more about myself, my experience, or my preferences in firearms. I'm a grudging NRA member only bc it's a requirement of my private range mbrshps.
For a small niche group, you're not very welcoming. 'Just looking for reasonable, egaliarian, progressive minded folks who don't irrationally hate guns, who might be open to actually fixing the gang problem, understanding it's not a "gun problem". I'll keep looking. Btw i DO understand your obvious institutional paranoia. Probably many on both sides looking to figure out what you're all about. So what?
I'm waaay to old to need to impress anybody, or to have to prove myself, so accept me, ban me. I couldn't care less.
Hey, a lot of us remember the Geritol commercials "Do you have iron poor blood?" And you're pretty funny, too. Myself? I'm in my mid-60's, "early" mid-60's.
Thing is, we pound on each other as well, not just newbies. But we have one secret weapon that many of the other gun sites--and anti-gun sites don't have: We're fact-driven (mostly).
So if you've got facts, real facts, you'll get a hearing (but still maybe an argument). Some of us are libertarians, but most are liberals, Progressives and even some Democratic Socialists.
But flat-out assertions, especially ones that contradict others experiences, will get called out.
I was a fairly anti-gun. Had little interest in them other than very, very, VERY rare times target shooting with a .22 or air rifle. But the morning after Trump was elected I said to my wife: that they are going to feel free to come after Jews again and that we ought to arm ourselves. She agreed. We now have 2 semi-auto pistols and rifles, all in 9mm. Plus a revolver and Marlin lever-action, both in .357 Magnum /.38 Special.
""If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." -- LBJ