If you have done but 5 minutes of online discussion about guns, you have met somebody like this:
Long ago I used to get upset at the shallowness of individuals like this. But I figured out soon enough that their prejudices and ignorance were an amazing advantage to our cause. As long as they keep believing we are sub-humans incapable of rational thought, they will continue to make the mistake of underestimating us. And I like that.
The Liberals have admitted (not without a lot of teeth gnashing) that the NRA and gun owners helped Trump. Even Bloomberg’s The Trace said that “The NRA Placed Big Bets on the 2016 Election, and Won Almost All of Them” yet, you do not see them changing tactics or understanding because they went straight for the money as excuse when we damn well know that although money helps, it is not the determining factor. But that billionaire Bloomberg and Co. still go back to the same script reflects that they cannot break their own narrative. And I am fine with that.
The other advantage we already discussed in this blog is that they cannot seem to be able to discuss guns without going straight for the personal attacks. Let Them. We know damn well that words do not hurt, but small pieces of lead traveling at 85o fps or more do inflict heavy damage. Let them call you whatever names they want, let them generalize and group us into whatever their filthy imaginations can com up with. You see, those who are in the fence or maybe have not thought about guns probably know gun owners and after reading stuff like in the screen capture will end up thinking: You know? Joe next door is a gun owner, I have seen the NRA sticker in his car and he is the farthest thing from what those guys are saying!” And right there we might have won a supporter or at least we denied the Opposition one.
So, keep engaging them but be polite, you don’t need to respond in kind. Offer well grounded data like the FBI stats and be smart about it. Hell, if you are good, troll them a little so they can be triggered into a good foaming at the mouth. Do whatever is necessary to keep them within their actual (and losing) narrative.
Because when the Enemy is making a mistake, you do not correct them.