Wednesday, September 18, 2013

On Starbucks - What he said

Robb basically said exactly what I said, only said it better.

The "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" OC'ers are all too often the ones who get seen.  Why?  Because they want to get seen.  That's why they're OC'ing.  This is bad, especially when you have a media who is largely anti-gun.  They're going to twist, lie and distort things to make pro-gun folks look bad.  Why make it easier for them.

We shoved "Starbucks Appreciation Days" in the face of a leftist company even after they came out and said "we respect state law on the issue."  Dick move or not, that's just bad tactics.

Oh, and one more thing.  Indifference.  Indifference is a good thing.  People don't have to enthusiastically support my right to carry (though I'd prefer this) all I want is for them not to actively oppose me.  Starbucks was indifferent.  That should have been good enough, but we, with help from shrieking, protesting anti's, had to screw it up.  We turned a simple and easy win into a mild loss.


Glenn B said...

So we should just hide our guns and make it all the easier for people to believe the media BS. The more people, out and about, while carrying legally, in full view of the public, will go a long way to gain us support over time. People will become used to seeing us with firearms and realize we are not the monsters or kooks the media has made us out to be. Hiding our guns does nothing to help us, not one little bit. If I could open carry legally, I would for that reason alone.

Anonymous said...

My response to a similar comment in my blog:

You will exercise your Rights with honor and humility.
You will exercise your Rights remembering that a bunch of guys wearing powdered wigs pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor so you can have them.
You will exercise your Rights also remembering that citizens in other states have not achieved the Right To Carry Openly and they need your help.
You will exercise your Rights by not becoming the caricature of the irresponsible Gun Owner our Opposition endears to maintain.
You will exercise your Rights by not taunting or embarrassing authorities but to politely tell them and teach them the finer points of the law and our constitution.
You will exercise your Rights by understanding that you may have to endure discomfort at the hands of the stupid and the uniformed and again, behave honorably because we are all in this for the long run.