Originally Posted by donputz
Amazing that someone could place the blame on the gun owners those states with restrictive gun laws as not being "aggressive enough" with the politicians. There's a fine line between making your point and making a "perceived" threat in being aggressive, especially when dealing with liberal anti-gun zealots. The fact of the matter here in Kalifornia is that gun owners are outvoted 30 to 1? or some ridiculous margin by liberals, brainwashed and lobotomized, and simply misguided voters. At those odds, no amount of aggression is going to win
Where were you in the years before the ban. Did YOU as a responsible gun owner take time to show a kid from a family with one parent or non-gun owning parents about gun safety by taking them outdoors and teach about nature, to go shooting, or hunting. Did YOU as a responible gun own try to establish a local green wing event for children with games and outdoor events. Did YOU have games at said event but also included a chance to shoot BB guns, 410's, 22's or bows with the DNR and shooting instructors at each station. Did YOU help sell these tickets to the event or buy them and give them to people who did not believe in guns and tell them its an event with games and free stuff for their kids. If YOU did not do this stuff; its YOUR fault and after reading and not trying to start a program like this its YOUR fault.
Did YOU volunteer time and raise money for pro-gun politicians and against the communist gun grabbers. Do YOU offer to take friends, who do not have gun or only have hunting rifles, shooting with you and to try your guns.
You need to change peoples minds and not just give up. Thats hurting MY rights as a gun owner because of YOUR inaction. I can't do this by myself!
Every chance you get you need to give people the facts about gun ownership and what our constituion is supposed to protect us from. You need go outside your standard friends at work or around the house and help build a better America by changing minds. Until then, yep it is YOUR fault.